"Atlanta-based artist and creative director Bhargava Chiluveru is proud to announce his debut solo exhibition A?Surreal World.?Featuring fifty artworks created during his global travels over a five-year period, the one-night-only exhibition takes place November 14, 2015, at the new Alkaloid Networks space in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
“This is a visual art show rather than a traditional photography exhibit,” says Chiluveru. “I’ve digitally manipulated each of my photographs to affect mood and alter perception. By expanding the dynamic range of the images past what the human eye can see, my intent is to induce a surreal experience.”
Born in Hyderabad, India in 1985, Chiluveru grew up the son of an advertising director in a household with a rare asset: a computer. Youthful experimentation in Photoshop proved to Bhargava the malleability of images. At age 13, his family moved to the United States. While attending Georgia State University, he worked as a designer/photo-editor and learned how to present an idealized reality. After a short run in the corporate world, Chiluveru founded his agency Chil Creative in 2013.
Chiluveru’s manipulated photographs have been displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, in #weloveatl mobile galleries, and on the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. DiscoverATL highlighted his work in their Best of Atlanta 2014 list. This year, he was recognized as Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Fine Art Photographer, an award he shared with co-recipient Lauren Holley.
Technically a solo show, A Surreal World will also showcase the work of Holley and other forward-thinking artists. “We’re lucky to live in a city that embraces photography,” Chiluveru says. “Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and #weloveatl all do an incredible job providing platforms for young artists in our city. I want to celebrate that by inviting other artists to show their work alongside mine.”
Chiluveru also intends A Surreal World to be accessible from a purchase point. Select exhibition artworks will be for sale for under twenty dollars. “There will be higher-end offerings too, but I want everyone to be able to take something home,” he explains.
In addition to images from Chiluveru’s global travels, A Surreal World features a room specially dedicated to images of Atlanta. Residents will have a chance to look at their city in a manner seldom seen. On that note: Welcome to A Surreal World.
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM (EST)
Where: Alkaloid Networks, 691 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. Unit C Atlanta, GA 30312
It's the last week of #acpfest and we'll be closing out this incredible month (and a half!) with a lecture from local photographer Kathryn Kolb at Pace Academy on Thursday.
Kathryn will discuss her own journey following nature's designs that includes discussion of the layers of design we respond to when looking at images, and how our right and left-brain hemispheres shape the way we view photographs. In addition to her own work, Kathryn will show the work of other artists that illustrate her thoughtful observations on viewing photographs, from the viewfinder to the final print.
Doors will open for Kathryn's exhibition at 6pm, and the lecture at 7pm will be followed by a book signing.
Please note that this evening's talk by Lynsey Addario at Fernbank Museum of Natural History is sold out.
SOLD OUT: ACP Lecture Series Presents Lynsey Addario at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
ACP Collaboration Lecture: Kathryn Kolb at Pace Academy
Gallery L1 Film Screening: "Imba Means Sing"
Cammi Lusk artist's reception at WhiteSpec
Gallery L1 closing reception for Jason Maris & Dr. Horace Mann Bond
Images from India on view at Pace Academy
Upcoming Events at Participating Venues:
Nov. 2nd: Artist's Talk by V. Elizabeth Turk & Charles A. McCullers
Nov. 6th: Artist's reception for Images from India at Pace Academy
Nov. 7th: FLUX NIGHT 2015: DREAM
Nov. 7th: Andrew Feiler artist's talk
Nov. 14th: Opening reception for Ansel Adams: Before & After
Nov. 19th: Raymond Smith artist's talk
Exhibitions at Participating Venues Ending This Week:
Alicia Collins at Abrams Fixture Building
"But is it photography?" at Swan Coach House Gallery
Celia Durand at Market Place 120
"Passport to China" at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
"Persona" at Trois Gallery
Arts Clayton Juried Photography Show
The Clique Year in Review in Monroe
Madeleine Soloway at Binders Art Supply
Timothy H. McCoy at Arnold Art Gallery
Jerry Park at A Novel Experience
Masao Yamamoto & John Chiara at Jackson Fine Art
Rusty Miller, The Compassionate Photographer
Stephanie Calabrese at Monroe Art Guild
Raymond McCrea Jones at Xchange Gallery
Sistagraphy at South Fulton Arts Center
Cobb Photographic Society at The Art Station
Decatur Digital Photography Meetup at Decatur Library
Women in Focus at Digital Arts Studio
Atlanta Artist Center Photography Salon
Atlanta Rollergirls at Crazy Cuban Sandwich Shop
Sydney Kaufmann at Salon Next
(Photo Credit: Kathryn Kolb)
This Week With ACP - Oct. 19th
My oh my! It's been an unbelievable last few days, and we're going to keep it rolling this week! We have two great ACP events planned; a panel discussion on Instagram featuring local photographers on Wednesday, and a lecture collaboration with ART PAPERS that brings Roe Ethridge to the High Museum of Art on Saturday.
Instagram is everywhere, and Wednesday's panel discussion will explore the ins-and-outs of how this relatively new medium is enabling photographers to connect to global audiences. The discussion will be led by Tyson Wheatley, and will include Stephen McMennamy, Tim Lampe, Grant Mimms, Vanessa Toro, and Whitney Ott. Should be a great evening!
On Saturday, in partnership with ART PAPERS LIVE, Roe Ethridge will be speaking about his work at the High Museum of Art. Ethridge began his photographic journey as a student at Atlanta College of Art, and his work has been exhibited at the Barbican Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Here are the events and exhibitions taking place at participating venues this week. Your participation in the festival is what makes ACP the largest annual community-oriented photography festival in the country!
We'll see you out and about!
Shannon Davis & Virginie Kippelen Artist's Talk
Debbie Fleming Caffery book launch at Jackson Fine Art
ACP Spotlight Series: Instagram Panel Discussion at Westside Cultural Arts Center
Artist's reception at SCAD's Trois Gallery
Alec Soth reception at SCAD's Gallery 1600
Nine: ViewPoints on view at pb&j gallery
Lecture at Gallery L1
Opening reception & book signing for Andrew Feiler
Opening reception for Mary Stanley Selects for APG
Marcia Vaitsman reception at Whitespace
Opening reception for Alicia Collins
Pick-up your photographs at My Atlanta Exhibition
ACP Lecture Series / ART PAPERS LIVE with Roe Ethridge at the High Museum
Raymond Smith on view at Georgia Museum of Art
Opening reception for National Photography Exhibit 2015
Pick-up your photographs at My Atlanta Exhibition
Film screening at Gallery L1
Juror's talk & reception at Amblewood Gallery