I didn't want to leave these places: a loft at the Telephone Factory, a studio at ACAC, a home on video. These folks had the eye: Caryn Grossman, Nancy VanDevender, and Charles & Ray Eames.
I recorded and finally watched "Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter" on American Masters. Have you seen it? Click the link to watch it online.
We architecture tourists are particularly interested the Eames House. So I rewound and watched that part again, and again, and again. and....and I have many more agains to go. The Eames House part runs from about 28:10 to 34:24 if you're interested.
But it's not the house itself. It how Charles and Ray filled it up. Modern/industrial filled with beautiful things collected and placed by people with the eye.
That reminded me of Nancy VanDevender's amazing studio.
This is Nancy VanDevender's place at ACAC, part of their Studio Artist Program. See the ACAC Artist Team Picture.
Nancy's an artist, photographer, wallpaper designer, certainly a collector, more too I think. I doubt she can "sing" off key, pleasure in every direction. Even her big cleanup sink, with towels, brushes, soaps and solvents,was a still life. I'd like to photograph every square foot of her studio.
Nancy's Wallpaper wall was overwhelming.
Nancy is one of five artists featured in Recollections January 11 - February 16th at the Atlanta Preservation Center. Free reception on the 11th. See you there?
I had the same sensations at Caryn Grossman's loft at the Telephone Factory Tour in 2009.
Teacups, giant collage, cookbook in French. It was only open once, though I toured in 2010 and 2011 hoping to see it again.
Glass, broken columns, soft furniture and flowers.
Graffiti, old hats, curvy frames, and crystal chandeliers.
I didn't want to leave.