Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2018 "Chilly-O" A Photography & Slide Show Curated by Arnika Darkins Exhibition design—Carolyn Carr
Castleberry Hill Art Stroll Friday, September 14th from 6-8 pm
Sunday, September 16th, Cold Chicken with the Artist (while it lasts) from 3-5pm
Come out and see us either on Friday or Sunday.
All sales of the work will go directly to the artist.
Back Story Michael and I first met Chilly-O 22 Years ago when we got our building on Peters Street. He was out front selling his ATLiens T's from the back of his truck. Just before, I had been living in Jamaica and painted shirts to sell to tourists so I appreciated Chilly-O's way. Michael is into bikes, so they immediately connected on that level. That was in 1996. As he told someone during a dinner party a few years ago- 'Carol and Mike' are real friends. Our paths may seem different; but, we are part of the same creative people who support fellow artists bridging the gaps in Atlanta's creative scene and lift each other up. When we opened Garage Projects, it was natural to invite him put together a show. He brought in Dax, Freako, Olive. It was a huge show.
Over the years, Chilly-O’s personal artwork has involved shooting intimate settings in the studio and street life shots lately influenced by Japanese street photographers Daido Moriyama, Eikoh Hosoe, and Araki.
This year we proposed a solo show to him of his photography for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. I have designed the show to have his infamous truck parked inside with him selling photographs out of the back, while a slideshow projects his images on the media wall (designed by architect Nicholas Storck). Because we are close, it was hard to select the images- especially since so many of the faces are people we care about there's little objectively. Quietly, I sent his pictures to Arnika Dawkins who is generously going through his photographs to curate his first solo exhibition.
Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship *Georgia debut and Courtesy of Marisa Newman Projects
Sunday, October 14th 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hank Willis Thomas
A person is more important than anything else..., 2014
Five channel video
Duration: 28.5 minutes
Director: Hank Willis Thomas
Producers: Natasha L. Logan, Karen Thorsen
Post Production Producer: Will Sylvester
Editors: Matthew Cohn, Rosa White, Noah Krell
Excerpts from the film The Price of the Ticket appear courtesy of the filmmaker
A person is more important than anything else… is driven by the cadence and intonation of James Baldwin’s voice, for Baldwin was also an orator whose delivery was almost as forceful as his ideas. Hank Willis Thomas/For Freedoms weave various audio, images, and video together including news clips, speeches, and interviews, in a fluid-moving, digital stream of consciousness that connects Baldwin’s 20th century discourse with the concerns and urgencies of the 21st, highlighting issues of race, gender, class and sexuality. Commissioned last year by NY Live Arts for the Year of James Baldwin, this multi-channel installation brings history to the fore, inspiring us to re-imagine our relationship to the contemporary moment.
Sunday, November 11
Brennan's work has been exhibited at Halsey McKay Gallery (East Hampton), Heiner (Washington) Daily Operation (NYC), Gallery LeLong (NYC) Romer Young (San Franscicso), and Zieher Smith (NYC). His work has been widely reviewed and was included in Roberta Smith's, New York Times 2012 review of "Stretching Painting" at Gallery LeLong.
Brennan was born in Syracuse, New York and now resides in New York City. He studied at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute and received a B.F.A. in Painting and Video Art from Alfred University. From 1999-2001 Brennan shared a studio storefront with JD Walsh and Ian Epps in the same building as Garage Projects.
A Note from the Artist: For the first time in 12 years, I have been working in a studio in rural upstate New York. Leaving the city for the year has influenced the new paintings in a way I could never have imagined. Like the landscape, the work is organic and paired down to a simple and natural shape language.
Michael Gibson and Karen Tauches
Storefront PARADISE at Castleberry Hill
"The word 'Paradise' conjures images of palm trees, warm beaches, and neon sunsets. It recalls an ideal: a relaxed, incorruptible place of hammocks and softly blowing wind. Abstractly, it’s a state of mind. Specifically, it’s the enchantment of beloved tourist destination: idealized places far from the everyday cares of life. But, such places overflowing with natural beauty are quite vulnerable to exploition. We quickly consume our earthly paradise. In doing so, we domesticate and smother it with graphic enhancements. In todays consumer the idea of paradise is disappearing living on through images, myths & replicas." K.Tauches
Mr. Gibsons' sound work, Edge Dweller, was recorded in 2010 in the Western Carolinas not too far from Black Mountain. The subsonic, rhythmic nocturnal sounds are now installed where urban noises intersect at random.
Georgia Robert will be presenting “Branded to Kill” (Seijun Suzuki, 1967) a 1960s New Wave film. This is a look at the cinematic conversation between France and Japan in the 1960s, and will highlight how these countries cultures influenced one another. Ms Robert will also explore the film noir influences on New Wave cinema during this time period, with a particular focus on the femme fatale.
Ms. Robert will speak very briefly on intertextuality before the screening begins at 8:30 p.m. There will be other related works onsite that informs this selection.
Ms. Robert will speak very briefly on intertextuality before the screening begins at 8:30 p.m. There will be other related works on site that informs this selection.
GP is pleased to welcome Georgia Robert. Georgia Robert graduated from Emory University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. Following she worked at City Hall, while simultaneously created a made for TV Documentary about affordable housing. Ms. Robert returned to academic life at the University of Chicago where she earned a Masters Degree in Film Studies. Women Take the Reins: Star Social Discourse, and the Duality of Readership in the 1950s Westerns, her titled thesis, focused on Western films made during the post-war period with a focus on strong women characters played by the likes of Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck.
From 2003, the mission behind G.P. is to advance public interest in contemporary art and theory through new media and old technology, with a focus on film and video. Production is made possible by the Enterntainment Design Group.
DUBLOMATIC (two synth guys and one drummer) performing nominally ambient dub, that spirals into deep dub, noise, power-trio, heavy dark ambient, and electronica music presented in art spaces.
Marilyn Minter:Green Pink Cavier
Green Pink Caviar (Trailer) 2009, HD digital Video
Marilyn Minter continues her interest in blurring the boundaries between fine and commercial art. Co-opting advertising genres and related spaces, she mines a new platform to direct her first video. The eight-minute high-definition video, Green Pink Caviar (2009) is a lush and sensual voyeuristic hallucination. Filmed with macro lenses, she captures the most minute movements of female mouths licking candy and cake decoration. Driven by her fascination with the body, Minter’s film sets the stage for a chance to happen.
Full-length version 7:45 minutes
"Drawing on my experiences of years spent as a practitioner of land-based rituals, this work is my co-creation with environments in Iceland, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, and rural parts of the United States. My performance "creatures" are emissaries or conduits that showcase a more-than-human relationship with the world and model the self as a set of relations--earth-based, cosmic, transpecies, techno-cultural, and fluid. My process tends to involve camouflaging my body; merging with or dissolving into a place or space--perhaps becoming more like an animal or plant, as a way of intercepting lost power and destabilizing static notions of the “female” body and of the natural realm. The drawings/paintings reveal aspects of nonvisible, incorporeal realms and also serve as oracular blueprints for performances.
The performative objects I create often involve antiquated things that were used in former eras, especially by women: objects that revolt against former utilitarian and decorative expectations and take on new hybrid roles in the context of the work. In performances I am investigating the potential of ceremonial action to activate an environment by tapping into a specific moment in time and marking it with conscious intentions, emotions, and actions. I am invested in the “bodying forth” of underlying emotions and energies and using body language, vocal sounds and costuming as ways of reviving a capacity for beauty within a disfigured landscape and nonhuman natural world." Shana Robbins
One Minute/One Night
One Minute/One Night was curated by Michael Gibson as a participating exhibition for Le Flash--curated by Cathy Byrd (now curator of the podcast Fresh Art International) and Stuart Keeler (now Senior Art Curator at TD Bank Group in Toronto).
Garage Projects’ various One Minute/One Night installations were a pleasant surprise. Each video was extremely brief, but due to the variety and strategic coordination both inside and out of the venue’s normal exhibition area, the set became one of my favorites by the end of the night.
I didn’t realize at the time, but this was also a Garage Projects installation. The aquatic “window girl” was a brilliant move, visually activating the building’s second floor and lending the block a bit of New Orleans ambiance. Garage Projects also showcased other video projects at the restaurant SLICE. This is a good trend; I want to see more art in Atlanta bars, or at least an alternative to non-stop sports coverage.By Jeremy Abernathy for Burnaway: " Click here to read the full content.
Marc Joseph's photographs, shot with his I-phone, are of Richard Serra's exhibition "Promenade" at the Grande Palais, in Paris. These images are presented alongside the screening of Richard Serra documentary film from the latest Monumenta artist.
Marc Joseph Berg is a visual artist, teacher, and art book editor. His artwork includes drawings, objects, paintings, photographs, and videos (he is currently at work on a sound-based project). Two monographs of his photographs, New and Used (2006) and American Pitbull (2003) were published by Steidl, and his work has been featured in select exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College (2013).
Since 2004 he has been a Core Faculty member in the BFA Photography and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts, where he has taught Critique, Studio (Analog + Digital), History of Photography, Postwar and Contemporary Art Survey, and other courses.
In 2008, Marc co-founded Artist and Publisher Services (APS) with Donna Wingate to provide editorial and creative direction for artists, museums, galleries, private collections, publishers, and other institutions on a broad range of art publications. Together they have collaboratively edited, co-edited, and contributed to numerous art and photography volumes including Art in the Age of the Internet (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston), Lola Alvarez Bravo: Picturing Modernism (Pulitzer Foundation), R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles); Luc Tuymans: Intolerance (Ludion, Antwerp/Qatar Museums, Doha); Richard Renaldi: Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, NY), among many others.
I'll Take Three Shots of Photography with a Twist
John Otte at Garage Projects delivered a multi-multi-media installation that included paintings, photos, photos of paintings, music, sound, found objects, the Garage Projects space itself and the kitchen sink. Well maybe not the kitchen sink, but Otte pulls out all the stops to explore his interest in "funk and minimalism". Otte clearly has a broad understanding of the last several decades of art history and his influences are apparent, from Cy Twombly to the '80s graffiti artists in his installation whose individual elements are available for sale and can be recombined by the collector, much in the way a DJ samples tracks.
Anya Liftig: Un-Ravel
Anya E V Liftig: Un-Ravel
September 16 through September 18, 2004 Opening Reception: September 16th from 7:00 - 10:30 pm Also on view September 17th & 18th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
In 2002, Anya stitched together a 60" by 10" Afghan made from Afghans purchased at thrift stores. This project, "Early and Instant Blue", was exhibited in a stretch of vacant storefronts on Piedmont Rd., owned by Georgia State University. Thinking of all the hours, diligence, and love that went into each stitch of yarn and the occasions when Afghans are usually given, Anya rescued and pieced the Afghans back together again to create a new collective story.
This past year her piece, "Early and Instant Blue", needed to be moved. She says: "Of course the most inefficient is the most interesting-chopping the blankets into tiny bits and destroying the stitches one by one."
For Anya's new project- a performance piece, she will sit with huge mounds of unstitched yarn, pulling out knots with a single light source from above while wearing an outfit out of Afghans covering her face and body while she unravels the yarns surround her- spilling out into space.
"I participated in the Fifth Class Fridge show at Garage Projects and was impressed by the cavernous nature of the space. Something about the history of the building, old ghosts and horses, which resonate in this space. The Garage Projects space was part of the inspiration for this performance."
Jonathan Bouknight Edie Morton Julie Nellenback Clay Stricklin
June 10 through June 13, 2004
Opening: Thursday, June 10, 6-10 pm Saturday, June 12, 1-9 PM Sunday, and June 13, 12-4 PM
Opening Reception: June 10, 2004, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
In this exhibit, three Atlanta artists, Jonathan Bouknight, Edie Morton, and Julie Nellenback, and sound artists Clay Stricklin explore concepts of the womb. Each artist will construct a temporary installation interpreting the physical, cultural, or spiritual symbolism of gestation.
Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2004 from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition closes March 7th, 2004
Opening Date: March 5, 2004, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Blake Williams presents Two People Eating-- a video projection within a suspended frame, of two people eating a meal comprised of steak, potatoes, asparagus, mixed greens, and chocolate cake. Their sounds of the two people eating has been replaced by an approximate reproduction of their actual pre recorded sound of them eating. The meal, on h eother hand, is presented in its entirety from a stationary perspective.
Blake Williams a native of Atlanta, Georgia is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Blake works with sound, film, and video and is currently an artist in residence at Atlanta College of Art where he teaches classes in video and sound production.