Friday, July 6, 2012

Weekend Arts Agenda: The Gray Room

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Beat It MJ, 1983, 40x30 by Todd Gray
  • Courtesy Hagedorn
  • "Beat It MJ," 1983, 40x30 by Todd Gray

Todd Gray's The Gray Room is opening at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. Gray worked as Michael Jackson's personal photographer, but his exhibit will expand beyond images, incorporating multimedia performance.

Also, gloATL, a talk with photographer/train jumper Mike Brodie, an exhibit to check out before the T-SPLOST vote and more after the jump.


Detail of Athens, by John Westmark
  • Courtesy 2 Rules Fine Art
  • Detail of "Athens," by John Westmark

The alphabet reigns in Freedom of Type, a group show at 2 Rules Fine Art in which artists riff on the aesthetic power of letters and language. The show opens with a reception on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and includes Corinne Adams, Elizabeth Castaldo, Pedro Gonzalez, Joey Hannaford, Dennis Ichiyama, Beth Maddox, Rebecca Salcedo and John Westmark - seen above with the twisty-towery "Athens."

Art critic Jerry Cullum is curating a variety of pieces for From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again, which opens with a reception at Whitespace from 7-10 p.m.

Free-spirited dance company gloATL resurrects its Liquid Culture series in July, beginning with a free performance tonight at 7 p.m. at 15th and Peachtree streets.

Your Knot, a transportation-focused printmaking show presented by WonderRoot and Untie Atlanta in anticipation of the July 31 T-SPLOST vote, continues through July 29 at Ontologic. Artists include Whitney Stansell, Jason Kofke, Chris Chambers, Rich Gere, Cubby West, Craig Cameron and Jessica Caldas.


Local online arts magazine BurnAway hosts "Bro-Down with Mike Brodie," a California-based photographer and train rider, 1 p.m. Saturday at Get This! Gallery.

Little Fizz by Sarah McCallum

Over at Young Blood Gallery, Kent Knowles and Sarah McCallum are opening Sea Change, which features dense, colorful oceanic works. A reception precedes from 7-10 p.m.

New York-based performance artist Anya Liftig attempts to scale a peanut buttery barricade in the Old Fourth Ward from 8:30-11:30 p.m. courtesy Flux Projects.


Process and Practice is opening with a reception from 7-10 p.m. at Beep Beep and features Jaynie Crimmins, Helen Farmer and Leisa Rich.



Before the weekend wraps, stop by the Heritage Arts Festival, which is wrapping with it. Partnering with Underground Atlanta, the festival includes an artists' market, music and storytelling evens, among others. It runs from noon-6 p.m.

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