Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, videos and more. Each category is arranged in alphabetical order.
Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Universe. Corrina Sephora’s full-gallery installation provides a symbolic journey that begins at the cellular level and ends at the edge of an imagined cosmos. Artist talk February 9. Through February 16. Mason Fine Art.
Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance. An installation of painting, drawing, photography and video by artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou. It explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence black men face in the United States. Through April 28. Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.
I Am Both. A two-person exhibition of mixed-media textile pieces and sculptural works from Georgia-based artists Sonya Yong James and Trevor Reese. Artist talk March 2. Through March 9. Chastain Arts Center.
Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden. First presented in 1966 at the 33rd Venice Biennale, this site-specific installation features some 1,400 stainless-steel spheres carefully arranged by staff from the Japanese artist’s studio in Tokyo. Through spring. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tickets are available this week for the High Museum’s blockbuster exhibition. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, at www.high.org/kusama.
Opening This Week
Desire, broadly. Benjamin Britton — California born and now teaching in Athens — explores in paintings how it feels to think about following your desires while being wrapped up in the landscape. February 6–March 2. Marcia Wood Gallery.
Inner Ground Railroad. Twenty Atlanta artists, a three-part installation and one question: what if the only true path to freedom is the path within? Each section is considered a railroad station or depot. River Jordan (February 8–March 4) is at the Southwest Arts Center; Drinking Gourd (February 9–March 4) is at the South Fulton Arts Center; and Promised Land (February 23–March 4) is at the Aviation Community Cultural Center.