Artlantis takes over the Poncey-Highlands on Saturday while nearby galleries Young Blood and Kibbee get in on the action. More details after the jump.
The fourteenth annual Tattoo Arts Festival returns to The Crown Plaza. Plenty of local and national artists will be on hand, including the talented Russ Abbott from Ink and Dagger who'll be giving a seminar about "The Tattooist's Palette" on Saturday. Can't decide on what you want permanently inked on your body? You might want to consider the Tasmanian devil riding a unicorn. Friday's event runs from 3 pm until midnight. The festival runs until Sunday. More details at Atlanta Tattoo Festival.
You know those daytime artist markets where people sell pastel beach landscapes and generic photographs of New Orleans while calling it "art"? Artlantis is like the exact opposite of that, like a zombie artist market come alive with the visions of young, local contemporary artists and good bands. If that analogy doesn't make any sense, just check out Jessica Blankenship's preview. The free event on the grounds of Druid Hills Baptist Church at the corner of Ponce de Leon and N. Highland, gets started at 10 am on Saturday. More details at ARTLANTIS.
Just a couple blocks down Highland from ARTLANTIS, Young Blood Gallery will be opening Interior/Posterior, a group show of six women working with female figurative subject matter: Jennifer Davis, Megan Kimber, Chrystal Chan, Lesley Reppeteaux, Merrilee Challiss and Daisy Winfrey. DJ Suzy Moran of the Fringe Factory will be on hand to DJ. The opening gets started at 7 pm. More details at Young Blood.
Like this helpful map points out, Young Blood Gallery is a short (though unexpected) walk from Kibbee Gallery, who also happens to be opening a group show in the Poncey-Highlands on Saturday night. There is no reason to be anywhere else on Saturday night. Naturally, Creative Loafing is quite stoked to hear that our own Blotter page inspired the artists of The Blotter Show, who are reinterpreting those tales of bungled and befuddled criminals into fresh, fully-legal art. Take a cruise on the Blankenship, again, for more details.
Mint Gallery hosts a double dose of paper on Sunday, with Cheap Paper Collective's Solid Gold exhibit inside the gallery and the Paper Twin's Beltline project, the Wanderers, just outside. The daytime event ends at dusk.
The Panelists, a group exhibition of comic-inspired works by Marks Mothersbaugh, Mitch OConnell, and Anthony Ausgang among others, is the first show from newly-minted gallery and creative agency, A Better View. Check out our interview with gallery owner, artist, and designer Greg Mike. More details about the gallery at A Better View.
Mondo Art, the exhibition launched in conjunction with the MondoHomo festival, continues with work by Aubrey Longley-Cook, Jonathan Bouknight, John Q and others.
Whitespace continues their latest exhibiton, a multi-media collaboration between Julie Püttgen, JS van Buskirk, James R. Carlson and Matt Gilbert titled Unless & Until. The group is truly interdisciplinary, with Püttgen contributing paintings, Gilbert showing videos, Carlson playing music, and text written by Burskirk. Whitespace says the show "is the result of a collaboration in chance and friendship." Read more about the collaboration before the exhibition ends June 19.
Dayna Thacker's latest work draws from Buddhist mandalas, 14th & 15th-century religious artwork, and ruminations about the subconscious to make works that look somehow fresh and exciting. Her show at Barbara Archer Gallery, Pivots of Moment & the Structure of Accumulation, continues until July 31. More Details at Barbara Archer.
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