Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, photography, videos and more.
Sylvia, Sylvia. The show features the latest work by Atlanta painter Gerald Lovell, an emerging Atlanta artist who began painting four years ago. He uses impasto to depict peers and loved ones, emphasizing everyday moments and the importance of family, friendship and community. This is his first solo show. It’s fascinating and deserves to be seen. Wish Art Gallery. Through March 29.
Away From the Noise/Welcome to Atlanta. Multimedia artists Carolyn Carr and Michael Gibson collaborate on an installation that considers the complicated nature of their city and shared Southern heritage. Gallery 72. Through April 12. Reception at 6 p.m. March 14.
Don Cooper: The Tipping Point and Neutral Gray No. 6. The celebrated Atlanta painter‘s exploratory practice has led him from figurative painting to abstract work. “I’m looking for something I’ve never seen before, something described by its difference,” he says. Sandler Hudson Gallery. Through March 16. See our review.
If I Told You . . . This group exhibition by 15 female-identifying artists looks at themes of harassment, assault, violence and the treatment of the female body, and includes complementary programming. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, curator Gina Livingston of Medium Arts leads a participatory workshop on how to look at challenging art. No experience or knowledge of art/art history is necessary. The Beacon Atlanta. Free.
Rocío Rodríguez: Thirty Years on Paper. Rodríguez discusses MOCA GA’s retrospective of her drawings. 6:30 tonight in the upper galleries. Free. Note: Parking is limited because of Bennett Street construction.
2019 Atlanta Biennial: Women’s Panel Discussion. A conversation with Atlanta-born, North Carolina-based artist and educator Joy Drury Cox; Atlanta painter and sculptor Jiha Moon; and Atlanta photographer Jill Frank. Each is featured in the 2019 Atlanta Biennial. American University’s Jordan Amirkhani moderates. At the Atlanta Contemporary. Noon Saturday. Free.