Saturday, August 28, 2010

35 Galleries in 12 hours Part 4: Westside

This is going to take a few more posts. They started with "Part 1: Dogs, Birds, and a Wild Hare" "Part 2 Buckhead Galleries," and "Part 3: South of Pharr, Peachtree Hills, Bennett Street." This was the Atlanta Gallery Association Art Sun-up to Sundown – Citywide Art Walk Saturday, August 21, 2010 10 am – 10 pm.

I think I did the very first Westside Arts District's Gallery Walk.

Watson Gallery (formerly Abstein Gallery) is on 14th next to The Silver Skillet Restaurant. If you head around back, you might find Rebekah Watson herself.

Watson Gallery is big, impressive and loaded. If you drive by you might miss it. From the Silver Skillet, you can see the side door, a colorful Zen View teaser. Please head around back.


Alas, Tanner Hill Gallery, also in White Provision, closed just as I got there. I think they had to catch a plane. Here is their Facebook page.

They've had some great shows though. Here is Thornton Dial at Tanner Hilll.

Now I was one gallery behind so I substituted the Jackson Fine Art space at White Provision. They featured stunning, spooky pictures of children. They have a Facebook page.

Ever been on 11th Street? Get This Gallery and Saltworks Gallery are side by side.

Lloyd Benjamin, the Get This impresario, does framing.

Get This Gallery feathered Harrison Keys in a solo show: Pressure Luck.

At Saltworks Gallery (also on Facebook) I enjoyed the giant Geisha with Afro ...

... and the urn with fur, not so easy to find in the Buckhead galleries.


Here are Jeffrey Guy and Bob Butler owners of Twin Kittens. They sell art without taking commissions. Good deal I think. Very nice folks. I've "allowed" them to use my initials on their sign. I urge you to visit their Facbook page and "like" them.

Next: The Octane neighborhood gallery cluster. Here is Emily Amy Gallery. You can find it on Facebook. Tweets at @emilyamygallery

Emily Amy Gallery is a great space. There are several ways to move though the gallery. Gaps give you long sight lines and Zen Vews.

Kiang Gallery was closed! Cool gallery anyway.

So I substituted the non-AGA gallery, Sandler Hudson Gallery now full of all blue Michael Jackson by Amalia Amaki. Stunning, strange, memorable.

My last Westside stop was the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center which the "The Total Package" of art and cool contemporary re-purposed space. Here is the ACAC Facbook page. ACAC tweets @becontemporary

ACAC has room for huge indoor-outdoor parties and huge art. This is part of Shana Robbins' "Supernatural Conductor." Stange, feminine, and you can walk through some of the pieces.

Shana Robbins used more lace than I've ever seen in one place.

I need a little nap but I still have Mason Murer, Castleberry Hill, Decatur, Avondale, and Inman Park to go.

1 comment:

  1. Dude! You get around! I have got to see that lace in person.

    Missed you in Cashiers!


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