Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, photography, videos and more.
Street art. Six new murals have gone up alongside Westview Corner Grocery in southwest Atlanta. Five come from illustrators and animators with the Lotus Eaters Club, the sixth from non-Lotus artist Beardy Glasses. Ongoing. See more in our new weekly column.
Twilight Living. Photographer Sarah Hobbs gets her first Atlanta gallery show in nine years (she’s been doing other things). The solo exhibition features new photographic and installation works. She calls Twilight Living “an exercise in topoanalysis — the psychological study of the sites of our intimate lives.” Through May 11 at HATHAWAY Contemporary Art Gallery.
DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance. Fahamu Pecou explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black male bodies in the United States through paintings, drawing, photography and video. At Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. Through April 28. Read our review.
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.
Amy Sherald. Nine new paintings from Michelle Obama’s portraitist are on view at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the final venue for this nationally touring exhibition. Sherald, a Columbus native and Clark Atlanta University alumna, paints portraits of ordinary African Americans in everyday situations — on the street, in the grocery store, at the airport. Through May 18. Read our review.
Folks ’round here: poetry reading and performance. Past collaborators of artist Lisa Tuttle respond to her exhibition Mock Proposal, which continues through March 30 at Poem 88. The group includes writer-designer-curator Robin Bernat; curator-critic Jerry Cullum; performance poet Theresa Davis; poet-playwright Alice Lovelace; and artist-scholar-curator Kevin Sipp. 4–6 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
VIVID. Three artists featured in this exhibition at Marietta’s dk Contemporary Gallery discuss their work: painter Wyanne Thompson; muralist, designer and illustrator Lauren Pallotta Stumberg; and painter Toni Lyons Phillips. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
Bury Me in This Place. Photographer Jinyao Yuan presents his SCAD Atlanta thesis show at Garcia Wilburn Gallery. He uses a large-format pinhole film camera to create images that look at the world we live in. “Sometimes we trust too much of our eyes, and we are too confident in our knowledge,” he says. Through Wednesday, March 20.