Marcia Wood Gallery is pleased to host:
Kim Anno presents
The Albertine Workout
a collaboration between artist Kim Anno and poet Anne Carson
October 29, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kim Anno will present the beautifully produced artist book created in collaboration with the poet Anne Carson. Anno’s haunting photogravure images illustrate the book The Albertine Workout by author Anne Carson. This is the second collaboration by Anno and Carson. In 2003 they published The Mirror of Simple Souls. The Albertine Workout was published by One Crow Press at the College of Saint Benedict, is an edition of forty, with sixteen images, forty-one pages of text, in a hand-made clamshell case.
Anne Carson is one of the most celebrated poets and translators in the English-speaking world. Her most recent book, RedDoc>, follows the acclaimed The Autobiography of Red. Carson has received Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, the T.S. Eliot Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Pushcart Prize, among others.
Kim Anno is a noted painter, printmaker, photographer and film maker based in Berkely, CA where she is a professor of painting at the California College of the Arts and is represented in Atlanta by Marcia Wood Gallery. Anno is also passionately devoted to expanding the function of art in society. In July 2012 she had a solo exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg. Also in July 2012, her video work was screened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, as well as in Cape Town, SA in Letters from the Sky. In Fall 2011, she screened her video Men and Women in Water Cities, Chapter 1 on a monumental scale – 67’x15’, in Flux Projects, Atlanta, as well as showed her photography in Don’t Panic Bartel Trust Centre Gallery in Durban, South Africa. In 2012 she was awarded an Open Circle Foundation Fellowship supporting Men and Women in Water Cities, Chapter 3. In 2010 her video was presented at the 2010 Site Santa Fe Biennale’s One Night Stand Video screening, The Berkeley Art Center, the Bedford Gallery, and Launch pad Brooklyn in New York.
The Albertine Work Out
“It is always tricky, the question whether to read an author’s work in light of his life or not.”
The Albertine Workout is collaboration between artist Kim Anno and author Anne Carson. The book combines text and images exploring the life and times of Proust’s character Albertine, the unique and unforgettable “captive” from Book V of Remembrances of Things Past. Albertine may or may not have been based on a real person in Proust’s life, his erstwhile chauffeur, Alfred Agostinelli. There is a deep, sweet pathos in the unknowable relation between these two beloveds, with Proust in between.
Kim Anno swore on “pain of death” not to illustrate the text. There is a page of the image of a torn tweed suit, a fire red velvet diagonal fold, some green plant fronds, two portraits, and a series of folds, wrinkles and cuts in what appear to be pages of a book. One is never sure if the cuts are fragmented or the whole.
The fine folks at The Low Museum are having their 2nd annual print swap, and this year it’s for 4x6s!
We often receive notices about events & exhibitions that are not officially part of the Festival, and here are a few of those!
© David Foster
David Foster – an award-winning local nature photographer, and ACP Festival regular – has a new solo exhibit, entitled “Joy”, currently at the Clarkston Community Center [3701 College Ave., Clarkston]. The exhibit includes a number of new images along with an array of viewer favorites. You are cordially invited to the Meet the Artist reception next Wednesday, September 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The exhibit continues at the Clarkston Community Center until October 28th.
Local photographer Judy Kuniansky has photographs in this show at Georgia Perimeter College, which opens tonight (Thursday!) in Clarkston:
Layers – a curated exhibit of works by members of Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia: August 11 — September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 6:00-8:00 PM
in the 4th Floor Jim Cherry Learning Resources Center Gallery
Library Building – Building L — Clarkston Campus
Georgia Perimeter College
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
And photographer Mary Anne Mitchell is participating in a group show that opens on Friday night at Cherrylion Gallery.
Check out Oxford American for a preview of Slow Exposures from Chris Curry!
“This year, Alexa Dillworth from the Center for Documentary Photography at Duke and Aline Smithson from L.A. chose seventy images that will hang in the 1895 R.F. Strickland Building in Concord. The wood floor creaks and dust motes from one hundred years of groceries, dry goods, cotton filter through the late afternoon sun. This setting provides a unique context for the work—standing in front of an image, the visitor hears the cadences of an elderly man reminiscing about picking cotton. People resonate with images of food, red clay, and dogs. The changing relationship with the land echoes in pictures of scalded subdivision tracts, abandoned farms, and small town industry. The profits from the show go to help preserve historic buildings in the county—this year’s beneficiary is the 1870 Whiskey Bonding Barn that is, like all the venues, on the National Register of Historic Places.”
“Botanical Dwellings will display silkscreened imagery of native and rare flora on two canopy-like installations as part of Art on the Atlanta Beltline. The silkscreened fabric panels will be created from original cyanotype photographs and will be cut into linear strips and fixed to a grid on a steel armature. Each blue and white panel will flow with the wind and mimic the movement of tall grasses that surround our installation site on the Beltline.
The installation will serve as place for visitors to retreat and enjoy the organic forms. Botanical Dwellings seeks to educate visitors of Atlanta Beltline on the importance preservation and conservation by showcasing the area’s native and rare flora via the arts.
Art on the Atlanta Beltline has awarded us $2,500. We are asking for your help to fund the remaining $2,200 in order for us to complete this project. To learn more about Art on the Atlanta Beltline please visit http://art.beltline.org/“
“Presentism is a philosophy of time that states nothing in the past or future exists. The only reality is the present moment, which is redefined. A moment is no longer like the blade of a knife, gone the instant it is felt. Rather, it is an extended duration of conscious experience. Reality is also redefined. The world is no longer characterized as a set of historic and anticipated facts, as in “once and for all.” The presentist defines reality as a world that relies on constant survey. And when events happen in multiple places simultaneously, they are part of the same reality.” — From the curator, Ruth Dusseault.
Friday, August 15th at 8:00 pm
814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30307
There’s a reception for Nafisa Valita Sheriff’s show this Saturday, August 9th, 2:30-4:30pm.