(Courtesy Carla Aaron-Lopez)
The (relatively) new kids on the block strut their stuff at Vaknin Gallery's SCAD ON THE EDGE, continuing Wed., MARCH 5. The dizzying array of work encompasses photography, watercolor, drawing and more by undergrads and graduate students. Prices range from $375 to $5,050 for one of Whitney Stansell's large paintings dealing with her mother's childhood, incorporating sewing and a heavy dose of angst. Photographer Carla Aaron-Lopez cites the influence of Nan Goldin's snapshot aesthetic and close-to-the-bone content in her fly-on-the-wall images (pictured). Meg Aubrey's paintings of stripped-of-detail suburban neighborhoods "speak to the perceived perfection of the owners' lives." If this show doesn't get you excited about Atlanta's next wave, nothing will. Through April 4. Free. Vaknin Gallery. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. 905 Juniper St., Space 109. 404-513-0169. www.urivaknin.com.