Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer 2012 -- In the Galleries -- Updated

The fine folks at Fall Line Press are hosting An Evening with Kael Alford, on Friday, July 20th, on the occasion of the publication of her book Bottom of da Boot, including images from her show now up at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Fall Line Press is at 1000 Marietta Street, Suite 112, in Atlanta. The evening will begin at 6 and run 'till 9, and the folks at Fall Line promise drinks and books and Kael Alford -- a winning combination.

The LightBox Photographic Gallery at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, Oregon has up a group show of work by the When Pigs Fly Photography Collective, which includes Southern photographers Anne Berry, from Newnan, Georgia; Ann George, from Shreveport, Louisiana; Gayle Stevens, from Pass Christian, Louisiana; Lori Vrba, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Judy Sherrod, from Wichita Falls, Texas.

Lori Vrba is also featured this summer on Plates to Pixels, in Portland, Oregon, with a major show of her work.

Also, the Good Children Gallery, at  4037 St. Claude Avenue, in New Orleans has up now through August 5th, 2012 a show entitled  Something Here from Somewhere Else, featuring work by  Eric Graham, Stephen Hilger, Deborah Luster, Maria Levitsky, and Katherine Newbegin.

We are told by the Good Children folks that this show "features work that seeks to draw forth phenomenological relationships between human interactions and its [sic] affect [sic] on the experience of space.

"Similarly, the work explores how the character of a place is tweaked by our interventions as well as how the memories that are held in a place can make us vulnerable to the intimacies of our inner selves."

That's theory-talk for saying that this work deals with good Southern concerns like the personal experience of time, memory, and place.

Luster and Levitsky are photographers based in New Orleans whose work is always worth our attention.

The other folks are fine artists, but they are Not From Around Here.

Check back -- this blog entry will be updated as news of other summer shows and events crosses my path. 

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