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ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Theron Humphrey

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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Maddie’s FJ60 Helmet | 19×19 | Archival Pigment Print

Maddie, Theron’s trusty Coonhound, pictured in his new FJ60 helmet, has accompanied the artist on his travels across the USA.

Born in coastal North Carolina, Theron is best know for his 66,000 mile USA trek with his best friend, Maddie The Coonhound. In his project, This Wild Idea, he gathered photos and audio stories from 365 Americans in 365 days in 50 states. This social media phenom, was touted by National Geographic Traveler of the Year for 2012. He has an MFA in Photography from SCAD and was included in PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers for 2014. Numerous publications include Communication Arts, CNN, Wired, Swiss Miss, People and National Geographic. His book Maddie On Things is available on Amazon.

ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Daniel Seung Lee

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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Chrysanthemums (detail), Corolla | 20×24 | C Print

I often gravitate to the natural beauty of the world, especially its colors. For this series, Corolla, I wanted to focus on the texture and form of flowers by removing all the color so that I could appreciate the nuanced shapes of something I see every day.

Daniel Seung Lee is a commercial and editorial photographer based in New York City. Daniel’s work focuses on found beauty in his immediate surroundings, whether it is the natural form of trees, interesting faces he comes across or those fleeting moments of beautiful light. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Beautiful/Decay, Feature Shoot, Mashable and Huffington Post. In his floral still life series, Corolla, flowers are stripped of color to further accentuate nuances of texture and form.

This Week with ACP (10/13)

Can you feel it? Have you tapped-into October’s #acpfest excitement across Atlanta?

You have plenty of chances this week, including an artist’s talk from Kahn & Selesnick at SCAD-Atlanta on Wednesday night, the ACP Photography Auction (get your tickets today!) on Friday night at Mason Murer Fine Art, and on Saturday, a cascading event across the city of Photography Gallery Tours, featuring Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery & Lumière.

Plus, My Atlanta Exhibition will be back on view this Saturday at Piedmont Park Community Center, with the full slate of this year’s prize winners!

ACP Programs

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ACP Lecture Series: Kahn & Selesnick @ Savannah College of Art & Design – Atlanta, Wednesday

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ACP Photography Auction @ Mason Murer Fine Art, Friday

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ACP Collaboration: Photography Gallery Tours @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery & Lumière, Saturday

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My Atlanta Exhibition @ Piedmont Park Community Center, Saturday

 
Events & Exhibitions at Participating Venues

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Artist’s Talk with Greg Goman @ The Plaza Theater, Tuesday


Artist’s talk with Kahn & Selesnick @ Jackson Fine Art, Thursday

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Exhibition on view @ Wing & A Prayer Studio, Thursday through Saturday

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Artist’s Reception @ Atlanta Speech School, Thursday

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Opening Reception for Richard Sexton @ Whitespace Gallery, Thursday


Artist’s reception for Guillermo Srodek-Hart @ Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Thursday


Artist’s reception for Claire Rosen @ Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Thursday


Artist’s reception for The Aishmans @ Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Thursday


Closing reception for Michael Reese @ Aviation Community Cultural Center, Friday

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Opening reception for Uncommon Beauty @ Studio 905 on Juniper, Friday (Panel discussion on Saturday)

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ACP Collaboration: Photography Gallery Tours @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery & Lumière, Saturday

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Opening reception for Builder Levy @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Saturday

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“People of the World” on view @ Atlanta Public Library, Saturday

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Artist’s Reception for Artists Atleier, Saturday

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Mobile Phone Experience Workshop at Showcase School, Saturday

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Opening Reception for Ruth Gogel @ Artists Atelier Gallery & Studio, Saturday

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Artist’s Talk for Sistagraphy at South Fulton Arts Center, Saturday

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Reception for Bipolar – Augmented Reality Photography, Saturday & Sunday

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Opening Reception for Troy Farina @ Luckie Street Gallery, Saturday

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Opening Reception for Nine: Lens Masters @ pb&j gallery, Saturday

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Opening Reception for Atlanta Photographic Society, Saturday

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Opening Reception for “Urban Wilderness & Man-Made Nature” at Woodlands Garden, Sunday

(Photo credits for each image detail available upon clicking through to the Festival Guide.)

Monday Night Print Swap at the Low Museum

The fine folks at The Low Museum are having their 2nd annual print swap, and this year it’s for 4x6s!

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ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Sophie Barbasch

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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Skeleton | 16″x20″ | Digital C Print

Breathing at the Bottom of the Sea is about curiosity and upheaval.  The images depict everyday events that point to larger struggles and incongruities. The pictures of people, objects, and animals floating in space, of suspended leaves and loose puzzle pieces, embody this fragmented experience. Crooked frames and disrupted, decaying surfaces point to a collective scattered existence.  An unseen force has acted upon each entity and interrupted its natural state.

Sophie earned her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. Selected residencies include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Blue Mountain Center and Kimmel Nelson Center for the Arts. Selected publications and awards include The Atlantic Online, Conveyor Magazine, and Photo Boite’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. She sees her work as a series of stories about curiosity and upheaval, depicting everyday events that point to struggles and incongruities. She lives and works in NYC.

ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Adam Forrester

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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In the Valley | The Direction Albert Patterson Was Facing, 2013 | 17″x24″ | Archival Pigment Print

Adam Forrester is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Louisiana, where he teaches at Louisiana Tech University. He received his MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the UGA, and was awarded the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Research and Performance Grant for his documentary film, Eat White Dirt. His work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the AIVA International Video Art Festival, in Finspång, Sweden. Additionally NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine have featured his work. Adam makes work about bizarre myths, abiding folktales, and mumbled truths.

The images from In the Valley are made within close proximity to the Chattahoochee Valley region bordering the southeastern states of Alabama and Georgia. Many of the images are prompted by specific memories I have from growing up in and around the Chattahoochee River. This series brings together my own personal histories, the chronicles of this region, and the rapidly evolving landscape that may one day conceal its own past. These photographs also make use of titles that reference the previous occurrences. For instance, the night Albert Patterson was found shot in a Phenix City, AL alley, he was facing the wall pictured. More often, the events allude to a specific reminiscence from my childhood. The images that have emerged by photographing this valley depict a constantly shifting environment that is imbued with tragic histories and beguiling myths.

ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Jody Fausett

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction next Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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Laura Dean | Garden Hose 2013 | 24″36″ | Archival Pigment Print

Jody Fausett, born in Dawsonville, Georgia, studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta and later moved to New York where worked in fashion and portrait photography. In 2004, he returned to Georgia to focus on his personal art. His unique version of Southern surrealism has made him one of the most consistently fascinating Atlanta photographers over the past decade. His work has been widely exhibited and published including ArtPapers, Slate, BurnAway, ArtsATL, and The Chattahoochee Review. Oxford American has picked him for one of the top “New Superstars of Southern Art” and Museum of Contemporary Art of GA recognized him as a Rising Star of the GA Art Scene.”

“My work deals with human vulnerability, the self-construction of facades, the rites of ownership, and the creation of personal icons that represents who we are. We look at the world as I see it, a series of stages created by all humanity in the common walk of life to mark occasions or simply to define us. In the privacy of our homes, we rewrite the confusion that is our secret existence and emerge each day reborn. For instant we are the best that we can be, and from that instant our devolution begins. My ideas are a collision of interests: these encounters unfold quietly and we are laced with the fantastic, a kind of fantastic that deals with personal identity and that overcomes struggle. Subjects are restless with the elements of the unexpected, but there is elegance with that risk.”

Two Events at Participating Venues on Sunday, including @hammondshouse

In addition to this week’s events at participating venues, there are two events on Sunday. The first is a new addition to the online Festival Guide, an opening reception for Chester Higgins and Clarence Davis at Hammonds House Museum from 2-5pm. And the second is a reminder about the Juried Show at Atlanta Artists Center from 4-6pm.

New Address for Opening on Friday – AINT-BAD MAGAZINE AT DASHBOARD CO-OP

The previous address in the Festival Guide has changed. The new address for Friday night’s opening of AINT-BAD MAGAZINE at DASHBOARD CO-OP will take place from 5-10pm and will be at 33 North Ave NW.

Three Great Programs, Thursday thru Saturday!

A few specifics about our three great programs planned for this week:

On Thursday, for the Getty Images / Eugene Richards presentation, the entrance at the Center for Civil and Human Rights will be the Special Events Entrance on Level 1. This entrance is located in front of the fountain on Ivan Allen Blvd. The parking deck for the World of Coca Cola is the recommended parking area, and the program will begin at 7pm.

On Friday, for the Dan Winters talk at MOCAGA, please enter at the canopied TULA Art Center entrance to the right of MOCAGA’s main entrance. The event will be happening in MOCAGA’s new space on the ground floor of TULA, at 75 Bennett Street. Parking is available on Bennett St, and the program will begin at 7pm.

And on Saturday, the SouthLight Salon will be parked out front of the Portfolio Walk at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, exhibiting photographic work from participating Southern photographers. Parking is available in a deck that adjoins the Hotel, and the Portfolio Walk will be open from 6-8pm.

Each of these events is free & open to the public, and we can’t wait to see you there! For more events at participating venues, please see the Festival Guide.

This Week’s ACP Programs

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ACP Knowledge Series: Getty Images & Eugene Richards @ Center for Civil & Human Rights, Thursday

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ACP Lecture Series: Dan Winters @ MOCA GA, Friday

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ACP Portfolio Walk & Reception @ Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, Saturday



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