If you’re in the need for an artsy night out, several art galleries around Atlanta have new exhibits opening this month.
From March 15 through March 18 only, the Callanwolde Gallery will display “Outliers: On the Road to Terminus —Printmaking Destinations Outside the Beltline.” According to the gallery’s website, the exhibition features “Georgia’s academic printmakers, revealing the art and ideas that are enriched by and reciprocally influence the printmaking communities of Atlanta.”
Ten institutions will be represented by faculty, including Kennesaw State University professor Valerie Dibble. The free opening reception will be held on March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Callanwolde Gallery.
The High Museum of Art in downtown Atlanta will feature “Hourglass,” an exhibit by New York City’s Daniel Arsham that will be on display from March 4 through May 21. “Hourglass” is part of his ongoing project called “Fictional Archaeologies,” in which he replicates everyday objects from precious and semi-precious stones.
“Hourglass” consists of three installations. The first is a Japanese Zen garden with a traditional pagoda, tatami mats and raked sand all in a bright blue color. The second area is a purple amethyst cavern made of sports equipment. The final area is a set of large hourglasses, filled with crushed blue crystals and sculptural casts.
The museum has commissioned artist Lauri Stallings to choreograph a living element to the exhibit. Performers will move periodically from two of the rooms, making small alterations to different elements of the space. The exhibit takes place in the Anne Cox Chambers Wing lobby and second floor of the museum. General admission is $14, but members of the museum get in for free.
The Jackson Fine Arts Gallery in Atlanta is displaying “Aerial” by American artist Sally Gall, “Bullets” by Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi, and “Domes & Vaults” by David Stephenson through April 15.
“Aerial” features various objects like fabrics and flowers beautifully photographed as they hang on clotheslines. Gall uses a medium called archival pigment print, which SugarHill Works defines as photography made from “archival pigmented inks on specially coated archival media, using an ultra high-resolution inkjet printer.”
“Bullets” takes an intimate look at Moroccan women as they are photographed among one another or alone. The photos are made with a chromogenic dye coupler — a technique mainly used in color photography when the color developer is reduced, ionized or exposed.
“Domes & Vaults” also uses the chromogenic dye coupler technique to enhance the colors of various domes and vaults, many of which are in churches from London to Turkey. The exhibit features 10 beautifully photographed domes for viewers to gush over.
Make sure to check out these amazing exhibitions during the month of March, and always ask about student discounts on the price of entry for these and future events.