Weekly Street Art: GutterPOP

Here is a wheat paste piece in Cabbagetown by GutterPOP who is most well known for his "John Oates Will Fucking Kill You" body of work.



100 Ladies at Youngblood Gallery

Local tattoo artist Danielle Distefano's show, "100 Ladies" opens this Saturday, August 1st at Youngblood Gallery.


MINT Benefit at WonderRoot

This will serve as a closing for the art that MINT has curated at WonderRoot for this month as well as a fundraiser for MINT Gallery. Doors at 8, music starts around 9 this Saturday, July 25th at WonderRoot.


Weekly Street Art: JUSE

JUSE doesn't seem to be particularly precise with a can, but he sure can get up. Exhibit A: this piece at the top of an Old Fourth Ward water tower. Check out his flickr here and look at all of the other crazy places that he's hit across the country.

Indie Triple Feature

The Atlanta Guardian has gotten creative by booking bands to play before and after screenings indie films at Marietta's Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Tonight's event (July 22nd) features a screening of Food, Inc with opening act Tealights and headliners A Fight to the Death.


Tomahawk Girl

Process Clothing has just announced a contest centered around my favorite image from their new line. They are asking that people submit suggestions to name "Tomahawk Girl."


Weekly Street Art: Paper Twins

Yesterday I was alerted to another "Paper Twins" wheat paste. I made the journey to get a photo only to later find a flickr link as a comment to my first post of their art. Turns out "Paper Twins" which may or may not be just one person, is also responsible for the book pieces that I've been seeing around town. Check out the flickr stream here to see what I'm talking about and if you know where the piece below is located, please tell. I'm so excited to have such an interesting artist be so prolific in my neighborhood.


Here is some stuff tonight that I forgot about until now.

"Greenworks" opens at Art Department from 7-11.

"Big Tuna" a David Lynch tribute opens at Alcove Gallery from 7 to midnight.

Intergalactic Strongthang Competition

Ever since I saw Plastic Aztec's "Neon Apocalypse" at Eyedrum last year, I've been excited to see what they would do next. "Intergalactic Strongthang Competition" is it, and it opens at MINT Gallery this Saturday, July 11th from 8-11. Check out this studio visit with the Aztecs at BurnAway.org or this preview of the show from Creative Loafing. And try not to explode in amazement while watching the video below.

Darnell Wilburn's "Portraits of Atlanta"

Another opening for Saturday July 11th. Youngblood Gallery 7-10.


Sam Parker's "Neoteny"

This is the first of several openings that shouldn't be missed this Saturday, July 11th. Beep Beep Gallery at it again.

"Extraordinary Machine" at WM Turner Gallery

Looks like the Old 4th Ward art scene is blowing up.


Us versus Starving

The selective and elite art world that exists in Atlanta aims to fit the high end client and quickly shrinks the possibility of breaking in on our own. We are tired of “wishing” these people would be willing to label us as an “artist” only to take half our money. This is a group show for artists who feel they have no outlet for there work and don’t want the games associated with galleries. We should not be left with only cafes to show early work and this show is designed to destroy that problem within itself. In the city of Atlanta I feel that we have a great collection of young artists that don’t have a lot of great venues to display what they do. We have joined together with the interest of getting a group of all kinds of people to exhibit their work. As young as high school there should be space available to show the world how you feel and we open this up to all ages and mediums. The goal of the show is to find artists with a great mix of originality and style. We hope to continue with this and build a great venue for the non represented to flourish as well as a place that the community will feel they can look for the up-and-coming local artists.
- E.Marston

To me this description sounds like someone is very bitter about an art scene that people like me have been ignoring for years. This seems like a very irrelevant rant to describe a show that even includes some artists that have no problem whatsoever getting into galleries. What is this gallery even called? I don't know, but it is somewhere at Studioplex (a complex that includes The Art Department Gallery as well as some others).

Artists:Manty Dey, Ben Grad, Sergio Grazon, William Hogan, John Lucas, Carla Lopez, E.Marston, Emily Maxwell, Spencer Murrill, Richard Robbins, Christine Vineyard, Gillian Zagorski

Opens tonight, July 8th starting at 6 at Studioplex.


Art Sign the BeltLine

In an effort to raise awareness of the proposed BeltLine, artists throughout Atlanta have created pieces of art for placement at every one of the 108 locations where the BeltLine will cross a public right-of-way. I stopped by WonderRoot Communitiy Art Center last night to catch up on this project and get some photos of the action. Keep an eye out around town and you'll see the hand painted signs made by approximately 60 artists and hung by 30 some odd volunteers.