Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Defiant Providers'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Jessica Wohl, SnipOrStab

It has all of a sudden gotten very, very hot, as it always does and it is always surprising. Perhaps sensing this, several exhibits are all closing this weekend - like Kibbee's Defiant Providers, which closes Saturday. The collaborative exhibit from Jessica Scott-Felder and Jessica Wohl explores themes of domesticity, gender, class and labor, among other things. It features a lot of fingers. Fortuitously, we spoke with both artists very recently here. As Wohl explains, "That these women-creatures started to gain their strength from domestic items like kitchen utensils was compelling to me." With a closing reception from 7-9 p.m.

The rest of your weekend plans: below.


Lydia A. Harris' Collier Heights: A Photographic Exhibit closes today at Hammonds House. The exhibit is mounted in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and documents, between 2010-2014, the "elaborate mid-century modern architecture" and "the intimacy of the artists' experience" in Collier Heights. Harris' pieces investigate people as the product of their places - she photographs subjects in their homes, often fitted with telling sociohistoric details, so that each reveals more about the other.



"Legendary Children," the photo exhibit cum traveling art installation cum coterie, will make a night of things Mammal on Saturday. The evening, "In Heat," will feature all of the usual - photo, film, dancing, go-go, slaves, and "shameless inuendo." Plus: the performers and photographers (like Kryean Kally) who first put together last year's exhibit of Atlanta drag in repose. Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets here.

Carol John, oh, 2014, oil on canvas, 55x85 in.
  • Courtesy {Poem88} and the artist
  • Carol John, "oh," 2014, oil on canvas, 55x85 in.

Carol John's oh will close today at {Poem88}. The Athenian colorist's works "combine layers of brightly-hued patterns with elements of graffiti and personal iconography." It's kaleidoscopic pop art, as though that is the only way these many varied shapes can coexist on the same plane.

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