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.
Brian Hitselberger: Healer. Works on paper that use ink drawing, print techniques, digital print and collage. The exhibition expands on themes found in Hitselberger’s 2017 installation Counterspell. At Poem 88. Opens May 18 (reception at 5 p.m.). Through June 29.
Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies. An exhibition of historical photographs at Emory University’s Woodruff Library that asks viewers to consider the lives of African American women who spent years raising white children. Through January 5.
Street art. Parking decks as tucked-away canvases for street art. Murals by Peter Ferrar, Molly Rose Freeman, Krista M. Jones (aka Jonesy), Mr. Totem and Sanithna Phansavanh in downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Decatur, Sandy Springs and Vinings. See our weekly column.
Objects of Enchantment: Why Still-Life Painting Is Modern. Michael Marrinan, professor emeritus of art history at Stanford University, discusses the evolution of collector and critic Duncan Phillips (1886–1966), the man behind European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection at the High Museum of Art. 7 p.m. May 16. $14.50; members free.
Duplexity. See 33 works from 15 emerging artists in drawing, painting, photography, mixed media and installation. The artists come from Georgia, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland and Ohio. Curated by TILA Studios’ Tiffany LaTrice. MINT Gallery in Downtown Atlanta. Through May 23. Read our review.
Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads. More than 50 sculptures, paintings and other work by self-taught artists from the High Museum of Art’s collection, plus some 100 photographs — many unseen until now. When the photos are packed, they won’t be seen again for at least six years. Closes May 19. Read our review here.