“SHIFT” to SCAD Photo’s Grad Group Show at Mason Fine Art, Opens Friday!

May 24th, 2016

Fall Line Zine Fundraiser, this Saturday at Murmur

May 5th, 2016

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IRL Fndraisr Prty

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A fundraiser party in support of an upcoming zine publication by Fall Line Projects and participating artists:
Nadia Belvenson
Robie DuChateau
Clovice Holt
Alexis Huckaby
Tikva Lantigua
Spencer Sloan
Patricia Villafañe
Gently Yoused

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#Art #Artbooks #DJ #Raffle #FoodnDrink #Zine #Party

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Saturday, May 7th

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100 Broad St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303"

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink at Hathaway David Contemporary this Fall

May 2nd, 2016
While there are plenty of ACP exhibitions in planning for the fall, here's one that's definitely going to happen over at Hathaway David on the Westside: Bill Yates' Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, which just passed its Kickstarter threshold, too!

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink - 1972-1973 - Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL
If you'd like to read-up on the project, Fall Line Press has published Alexander Nemerov's introduction to the project:

"The skaters could not realize that their Tampa would become part of the Disneyification of Florida that was just then starting. They could not know that the old rink itself would burn down later in the 1970s. They could not know that Yates, after using some of these photographs to get into the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, would put the images away for forty years, so that the adolescents of 1972–73 would one day be lifted from boxes and plastic sleeves to experience a new light on their skin, the retrospective illumination of history.

Funny that they party like they sensed all this. This is their last bash—they enjoy themselves like there’s no tomorrow. But their dance is not desperate, and it disdains the name of catastrophe. Instead it unfolds in casual declarations of being that bid a flip defiance to destruction. Momentarily spared the ash and incinerating fumes that laid waste to everything around them, they glory in the good sense of having retreated to the shabby shelter the world has left for them."
Mary Stanley Studio will be popping up this fall on the Westside, presenting an exhibition of silver gelatin photography by Bill Yates at the new Hathaway David Contemporary Gallery. At the Opening Reception on Thursday September 29th, we will be hosting the book launch of The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink currently being published by Bill Boling and Atlanta-based Fall Line Press.

Mary Stanley Studio pops up at Hathaway David Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Road, NW Suite 4
Atlanta, GA 30318
Sept. 29th - Nov. 14th

Jackson Fine Art – Exhibition Opening & Artist Talks, April 21st & 23rd

April 14th, 2016

Peter Essick workshop weekend with SXSE, May 20-22

April 11th, 2016

"Photojournalist, author, speaker, teacher, specialist in nature and environmental themes, Peter Essick takes us into Fernbank Forest, our nation’s oldest urban forest, and onto Stone Mountain, the world’s largest exposed granite monolith – both set in the urban environs of Atlanta. Two days of photowalks, reviewing, dining, cocktailing and talks on May 20th, and 21st; followed by a full day of portfolio reviews on May 22nd."

David Foster’s Nature Photography on view at Callaway Gardens through May 30th

April 4th, 2016

Lucinda Bunnen exhibition at Arts Clayton Gallery

March 22nd, 2016
Lucinda Bunnen's "Abstractions from Around the World" will open on April 1st (5:30-7:30pm) and will be open through May 26th. Lucinda will be giving an artist's talk on Saturday, April 9th, at 10:30am.

Arts Clayton Gallery
136 South Main St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236


Walker Evans Exhibition at the High Museum in June

March 22nd, 2016
Great to see the Philip Gefter piece on Walker Evans last week in the New York Times, and big congratulations to our friends at The High Museum of Art for the forthcoming show in June, "Depth of Field". The exhibition at the High will be the only opportunity to see the show, stateside.


We took a look at the photo above ("Houses and Billboards in Atlanta, 1936." - Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) in 2014 to see if we could ascertain the location. Answer, inconclusive!

"One Evans photograph, 'Houses and Billboards in Atlanta, 1936,' shows two identical wood-frame houses standing side by side behind a fence on which movie posters are lined up (like a news crawl in today’s television lingo); they advertise Anne Shirley in 'Chatterbox' and Carole Lombard in 'Love Before Breakfast.' The picture is a microcosm of the period in Atlanta — and in America — in 1936, one that puts the city today, with its gleaming towers, superhighways and electronic road signs, in dizzying relief."

Instagram: Branding and Sales Tool for Artists, March 28th at Mammal Gallery w/ C4

March 21st, 2016
Join Jeremiah Cowan, Brandon Barr and Jessica Durrant for an Instagram panel discussion on March 28th at 10:30am at Mammal Gallery.

Date: March 28, 2016
Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Location: Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Free, but you must RSVP here.

Panelists Include:
Jeremiah Cowan, freelance photographer - 58,000+ followers Brandon Barr, photographer, writer, Co-Founder, #weloveATL - 60,000+ followers Jessica Durrant, illustrator, visual artist - 65,000+ followers

A discussion of the technologies and techniques available for marketing and selling artwork using Instagram as a tool. Our panelists combined have over 188,000+ followers and have successfully built their creative businesses utilizing the Instagram platform. Come learn their best practices as they share how they utilize the platform to build revenue, relationships and their artistic brand.

Clients and featured publications of our panelists include: Kérastase, Lancôme Paris, Marionnaud, REVLON UK, Gap, Frye Boot Company,One Kings Lane, Rue La La, Gilt, Z Gallerie, ELLE Australia, BBC 1’s DYI SOS,,, Marie, Westfield Malls, Country Living Magazine, Rue Magazine, Livingetc Magazine, Matchbook Magazine, 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty New Zealand,The Little Green Notebook, ELLE Brazil, The Glamourai, IN London magazine and many others.

Booth Museum Extends “Ansel Adams: Before & After” to April 3rd

March 14th, 2016
kolbrenner_booth© Bob Kolbrener, Portrait of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA, 2006. Image courtesy of Lumière.
Ansel Adams: Before & After at the Booth Museum, extended to April 3rd:
"In 2010, Booth Western Art Museum hosted Ansel Adams: A Legacy. A milestone exhibition for the Booth in both attendance as well as establishing creative photography as an important aspect of the Museum’s ongoing programming, including the creation of the Booth Photography Guild. Ansel Adams: Before & After builds on that momentum.

Co-organized by Booth Western Art Museum and Lumière of Atlanta, Ansel Adams: Before & After highlight’s Adams’ career, work, and contributions to the field in the larger context of creative photography of the 20th century. Featuring over 100 images, including a cross-section of over 25 original photographs by Adams, the works represent 24 photographers who influenced Adams, worked at the same time as peers, or are contemporary artists and professional image makers who have been influenced by his legacy. Among these original photographs are iconic or well-known images that comprise some of the most famous or critically acclaimed art photographs ever created.

The exhibition is organized in a chronological sequence with a sample of representative works by each featured photographer. Photographers who were important influences on Adams’ early career comprise the initial part of the exhibition, including works by Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand. New York-based art photographers of the early 1900s were instrumental in promoting photography as a Modern art form. It was Strand’s work that motivated Adams to choose photography as a career over performing as a concert pianist. Important images by Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Dorothea Lange represent other California photographers who were Adams’ peers. This group helped establish the Monterey region as a center for Modern photography.

Other photographers based in the West who were Adams’ peers are represented in the highly abstracted images of Brett Weston, a son of Edward Weston, and Pirkle Jones. Less celebrated but equally impressive are aerial photographs by Bradford Washburn, Al Weber, Julieanne Kost and others. Also included are a few fine images by an amateur photographer who became a prominent politician, Barry M. Goldwater. Amidst these works is a selection of photographs by Ansel Adams from his Museum Set. This portfolio of works, which Adams considered to be of museum caliber, was given by Adams to his descendants, including granddaughter Virginia Adams Mayhew, a noted jazz musician, who has generously lent these works to this exhibition.

The second half of Ansel Adams: Before & After is comprised of works by contemporary photographers, many of whom have been strongly influenced by Adams in some way. Bob Kolbrener worked under Ansel Adams at his Yosemite workshops, while Cole Weston another son of Edward Weston, and Brett’s daughter Cara knew Adams as they were emerging photographers.

Some significant contemporary photographers who were influenced by Adams have not followed his preference for black and white photography, but instead have worked primarily with color film and/or digital imaging. Much like Adams these photographers have produced work with artistic integrity, but have also been leaders in supporting environmental conservation and pressing technological innovation.

This exhibition centers on the most recognized name in photography. It is really about Ansel Adams’ role in photography’s evolution, the influence of his predecessors, the collaboration and synergy with his peers, the work of those who followed them, and the platform that they have all built for creative photography’s trajectory into the 21st century.

The digital imagination of Robert Weingarten, Julieanne Kost and Rex Naden give us a peek into the direction and possibilities of this most democratic of art forms. And with the number of practitioners growing exponentially, the increasing capabilities of cameras and software, and the capacity to instantly share feedback, many more people will be drawn to photography. However, it will be those who best use whatever tools may be available to convey and elicit emotion that will be the true artists worthy of mention in the context of Ansel Adams."

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