Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Scarlet Air'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:43 AM

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Georgia natives Micah and Whitney Stansell's Scarlet Air opens for the month at whitespace, with a reception from 7-10 p.m. The Stansell's focus isn't - they embrace plurality in multimedia, having produced sculptures, paintings, video and more. Scarlet Air combines audio, film and video stills to trace the Stansell's recollections of their older siblings as they came of age in the '80s, a decade of immense social and geopolitical change that, 30 years later, feels something like a dawn.

More for your weekend below.

FRIDAY

Simone Leigh's Gone South has its opening reception at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center tonight, from 7-10. (An artist talk follows Saturday morning at 11.) General admission is $8. The exhibit combines "previously exhibited site-specific installations and performance-based video" along with new sculptures designed with the ACAC in mind. "This exhibition reveals ways in which she combines hand-made objects with store-bought items to examine labor and daily rituals in both American and African contexts," the gallery announced. "... The psychological/sexual energy of the works in Gone South helps to locate Leigh in a continuum of fierce female predecessors and peers."

Pierre-Marie Brisson, Welcome, 59x59 in.

Pierre-Marie Brisson will exhibit In the Mood of Matisse at Bill Lowe. As the gallery explains, "The artistic journey of Pierre Marie Brisson started out with an abundance of raw talent and a stubborn sense of determination thirty-two years ago." That was then - in Orleans, France; now, Brisson's work "can stray far afield, often bordering on abstraction." Also: "Their visual presence evokes memories as surely as those reawakened by a scent or sound," writes the California curator Robert Flynn Johnson. With a reception from 6-9 p.m.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Festival on Ponce
  • Festival on Ponce

Spring is in the air - and the park (sorry). The arts and crafts-y Festival on Ponce returns to the Olmsted Linear Park, along with more than 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and "outsider art"; plus it's free. But the park also sells itself, designed by Fredrick Olmsted Sr., "one of America's most celebrated landscape architects" and preserved and protected by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance's $10 million capital improvement plan. Complete info here.

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