ArtsATL

Your Guide To The Arts In Atlanta

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.

Opening

Friends of Gene. “This is the home of Atlanta’s most popular artist,” said the message on Gene Allcott’s phone. It ended with a laugh and a reminder to “just send a check or leave a message.” SCAD’s annual exhibition honoring Allcott (1953–92) features the late artist’s work and new work from students and alumni. At Thomas Deans Fine Art. June 5–10 only. Opening reception at 6 p.m. June 5.

Ongoing

Black, Like Paul. Photographer Alex Christopher Williams explores the relationship between historical, contemporary and personal experiences of race, passing and masculinity on America’s East Coast. At The Gallery | WISH. Through June 28.

Everything Has Changed. An exhibition about light and landscapes, both imagined and real, features Atlanta artist Natalie Escobar, New Yorker Aliza Morell and Houston’s Esther Ruiz. Escobar paints monochromatic psychological environments that deal with alienation, identity and loss. At Camayuhs. Through June 15.

Takeover by Natalie Escobar

Salvador Dali. The portfolios Stairway to Heaven (1930s) and The Divine Comedy (1960s) by the Spanish painter (1904–89) are on view at the Oglethorpe Museum of Art through August 31.

New

Street art. The Atlanta BeltLine, the largest outdoor art park in the Southeast, offers a tempting canvas for muralists. That may be most true along the Eastside Trail. This week’s column looks at eight of more than 60 murals found on the 3.1-mile stretch.

Coming up

A Spring Walk in My Woods. Legendary Atlanta photographer Lucinda Bunnen shares her private world and vision of nature in this exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery. June 13–July 20. Opening reception at 7 p.m. June 13.