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.

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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"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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