Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, photography, artist talks, openings, videos and more.
Found Objects and Aftermath: In the Pink. These contrasting exhibitions open April 26 and run through May 29 at Thomas Deans Fine Art. Found Objects features paintings in dialogue by Chicago-based landscape artist Rodger Bechtold and North Carolina’s Chris Liberti. Aftermath, an installation by Leisa Rich, is her response to a recent health challenge. It uses the floor, wall and ceiling.
The African Jazz Quilts of Michael A. Cummings. Part of the City of Atlanta’s Jazz Appreciation Month celebration. Cummings, a Los Angeles native, has been quilting since the 1980s and uses the medium to tell the stories of African Americans across a broad historical, social, cultural, philosophical and mythological spectrum. At Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta. Through June 6.
Street art. Meet Art Rudick, the man behind the Atlanta Street Art Map. The former Coca-Cola Co. engineer has been tracking the city’s street art and graffiti scene since his retirement in 2017. See our weekly column.
features 75 paintings and sculptures from the collection that formed America’s first modern art museum. Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Matisse, Monet, Picasso and van Gogh are among the artists represented. Through July 14.
Shellie Lewis Crisp: Onion. A multilayered art show that includes writings, markings and structures. “My work,” Crisp says, “is a direct reflection of my mood and emotional state.” At dk Gallery in Marietta. Through April 27.
Artists talk + signing
Deanna Sirlin. The artist signs catalogs and discusses her exhibition Variation on its closing day at the Alpharetta Arts Center. ARTS ATL critic Rebecca Brantley called the show of 16 new works “a pleasure” and “a riot of color and light.” Talk at noon, April 26. Signings follow. Free. Read our review.