Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend Arts Agenda

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 3:52 PM

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MOCA GA will open enough new exhibits for a whole neighborhood tonight, Skies Over Atlanta plans to stop time in an abandoned church over the weekend, and Eyedrum closes the Obscura show with a special performance featuring "LASERS! CEREMONY! MISSING PERSONS! SOUNDS! ULTRA-VIOLET! FLASHES!" and so forth. All the details after the jump.

Hatcher's Pond 1 by Lucinda Bunnen. 2010, C-Lambda print, 55 x 75 inches
  • Hatcher's Pond 1 by Lucinda Bunnen. 2010, C-Lambda print, 55 x 75 inches

MOCA GA is opening enough new exhibitions tonight to make you feel like you're on a gallery stroll without ever leaving the building. Lucinda Bunnen will exhibit From Hatcher's Pond in Gallery I. Susan Cofer has curated works from the MOCA GALA permanent collection for Certain Artists in Gallery II, while Cofer herself will exhibit works under the title Absence of Certainty in Gallery III. A drawing installation by Rocío Rodríguez will premiere and a reception for University of West Georgia BFA photography majors will be happening as well. Don't get lost. The reception begins at 6:30 pm. More details at MOCA GA.

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If MOCA GA doesn't have enough walking for you, Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward will be hosting their monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk as well. They've got a full lineup for the evening, which gets started at 6 pm.

Saturday

Neil Fried, video still from Skies Over Atlanta.
  • Neil Fried, video still from Skies Over Atlanta.

Skies Over Atlanta will open at 850 Euclid Avenue, an otherwise-abandoned church. The site specific installation is a project by Neil Fried, Evan Levy, Priscilla Smith, and Jerry Cullum, who have created "a place where we may, for a second, stop time." For an in depth preview of the event, check out Burnaway. Skies Over Atlanta is two-day-only event, from 11 am to 6 pm on April 24 and 25.

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The Tear-Imbued Handkerchief of Vic Champignole is a photography and story collaboration between Bob Butler and Kris Allison. The story concerns "a renowned landscape designer careening into madness." The work has been published as a 40 page book and will show at Twin Kittens gallery through May 11. A reception for the exhibit begins at 7 pm. More details at Twin Kittens.

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Eyedrum hosts a special closing performance for Obscura, featuring Andy Imm and Edie G. The performance will feature, in their own words, "THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC PHANTASMAGORIC MEMORIAM ANTECHAMBER! LASERS! CEREMONY! MISSING PERSONS! SOUNDS! ULTRA-VIOLET! FLASHES! GYROSCOPE! AFTERIMAGES! DIFFRACTION GRATINGS! AND OTHER MARVELS! ILLUSIONS FOR YOUR EYES!" Reception begins at 6 pm. More details at Eyedrum.

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Fight or Flight, featuring new work from Kelly McKernan, continues at Beep Beep Gallery through May 2. Check out Jessica Blankenship's studio visit with McKernan.

Landscape I, 2005/2006 54" x 44" beer labels
  • Landscape I, 2005/2006 54" x 44" beer labels

Louisiana-based Troy Dugas' work elevates quotidian materials like beer labels or playing cards to psychedelic, nearly spiritual levels by weaving them into flawlessly repetitive mandalas or tapestry-like abstractions. His new show, Centered, continues tonight at Barbara Archer and on through May 8.

"Insteti Dotis" by Pandra Williams
  • "Insteti Dotis" by Pandra Williams

Atlantan Pandra Williams and Athens, Ga. resident Annette Gates continue their run with In Significance at Kiang Gallery, through May 1.

For EVEN MORE art events this weekend, visit clatl.com/events.

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