Friday, April 25, 2014

Weekend Arts Agenda: Kellie Romany

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Kellie Romany
  • Courtesy Stan McCollum
  • Kellie Romany

Kellie Romany will lead an "informal" talk appended to her von Luschan series of recent paintings at the Stan McCollum Gallery, which closes May 10. Romany is an abstractivist (or, if you prefer the compound, an abstract materialist) but she isn't apolitical: her paintings, marked by signature drips and texture, incorporate social and gendered histories. Notice how she describes them on her site: the paintings "look like innocent pours, but what is portrayed is almost old time 'righteous' '60s feminism." They need to be seen. From 7-9 p.m.

More for your weekend (Shakespeare!) below.

FRIDAY

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  • Courtesy Alan Avery Art
  • Lynn Davison, "Under The Lights," oil on canvas, 46x35 in.

Alan Avery Art will open a new exhibition of paintings from Lynn Davison. The exhibit is untitled, but it could as easily have been eponymous: "Intending to reveal the universal truth of what it means to be human, disconnected and vulnerable, Davison's figures are the opposite of idealized," according to the gallery. "Often using herself as a model, her forms are brutally honest." With a reception from 7-10 p.m.

PSA: Shakespeare just turned 450, so of course Georgia Shakespeare is hosting a kid-friendly party from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Conant Performing Arts Center, featuring food and theatre games and Junior Leaguers. Of course, there are other ways to celebrate.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library will exhibit an "assortment of original Hank Aaron materials," starting this weekend. Pieces include "Aaron's scouting reports, telegrams between the Braves and Aaron's Negro League team, and a sample of the hate mail Aaron received as he closed in on Babe Ruth's home run record," according to the Library. (Speaking of...) He Had a Hammer: The Legacy of Hank Aaron in Baseball and American Culture, curated by three students, is free and continues through August.

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