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María Korol Top Picks Oct 2020
María Korol's "Actividad diurna" (2020) is oil pastel on board and measures 12 inches x 16 inches.

Art + Design: Korol; queer Southern photos

The Swan Coach House Gallery and the Forward Arts Foundation present Nightwork by María Korol, beginning Saturday (October 10) and running through November 19. Korol was born in Argentina, exiled for four years in Brazil and moved to the United States in 2004. Nightwork is the result of her research on the Zwi Migdal, a Jewish mafia sex-trafficking operation based in Argentina in the late 19th and early 20th century. A virtual opening reception is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, RSVP HERE. An artist talk will be recorded and distributed on the gallery’s Instagram and Facebook feeds. The gallery is open by appointment only via its website or by emailing [email protected].


High Visibility, a virtual group exhibition featuring more than 15 Atlanta artists, aims to put queer Southern photographers in the forefront. The show goes live at 7 p.m. Friday (October 9) via the Atlanta Celebrates Photography website and will include a curator talk. Among the photographers exhibiting are Alex Espinosa-Parker, C. Rose Smith, Ike R. Chinukwue, Jody Fausett, and Teri Darnell and Alan Chimacoff. An artist talk titled “Identity and Queer Performance in Photography” happens at 7 p.m. October 15. An artist talk titled “Exploring Queer, Black Southern Identity through Photography” happens at 7 p.m.  October 22. To RSVP for the opening, go HERE.


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