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Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, photography, videos and more.

New

Photography Pop-Up Gallery. Featuring the work of New York City-based fashion photographer Landon Nordeman; portrait and documentary photographer Jerry Siegel‘s REVEAL, which celebrates Atlanta drag artists; and Atlanta abstractionist Spencer Sloan‘s digitally manipulated paparazzi photos. Presented by Ponce City Market and Spalding Nix Fine Art. At Ponce City Market between Ponce Denim Co. and COCO + MISCHA. Through March 31.

Opening This Week

The Magic Within Us. California artist Sharon Louise Barnes exhibits paintings, sculpture and the installation Milkman’s Flight 2018. The latter references the Toni Morrison novel and Barnes’ third great-grandfather. September Gray Fine Art Gallery. Opens Friday, March 15, with a 6–9 p.m. reception. On view throughout April.

Ongoing

Paint Like Dreaming. An exhibition featuring the paintings and drawings of Addison Adams, Chris Deriso and Nico Marulanda. Swan Coach House Gallery. Through April 4. Artist talk at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30.

Rhinestone Cowgirls. Athens-based Jaime Bull, best known for her voluptuous, feminine swimsuit-clad sculptures, ponders dry land. At Whitespec through March 23. Read our preview.

Film Screening

Mapplethorpe. Out on Film screens this 2018 biopic that looks at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his fame in the 1970s to his 1989 death. A discussion follows with Atlanta art dealer Fay Gold, who knew and represented Mapplethorpe. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14. Midtown Art Cinema. Tickets HERE.

Artist Talks

Bringing It All Back Home. Painters Richard Thomas Scott and Brendan O’Connell ask what it means to be an American today in this show at Spalding Nix Fine Art. Scott, a Conyers native now living in Hudson, New York, speaks at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 15. O’Connell, raised in Tucker and now living in Cornwall, Connecticut, speaks at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. At the gallery. RSVPs suggested. Show through March 22.

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