Art is Long and Time is Short: At the Intersection of Art and Community


By Jared Butler

Image: Samantha Hill and Ed Woodham at the lake sanctuary in Georgia. Photo by Samantha Hill

Image: Samantha Hill and Ed Woodham at the lake sanctuary in Georgia. Photo by Samantha Hill


To lift a weight so heavy,

Would take your courage, Sisyphus!

Although one’s heart is in the work,

Art is long and Time is short.

Charles Baudelaire, “Le Guignon” (Bad Luck, 1857)

Arguably this summer’s most provocative arts-related story in Georgia, the breakdown of the Macon Arts Alliance’s (MAA) Mill Hill Artist Residency Program was, to say the least, a disappointment.

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Interview with Patricia Lee Daigle, Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

By Jesse Butcher


Patricia Lee Daigle


How did you become a curator/gallery Director?

I’ve loved art and museums since I was a child, but it wasn’t until I was in graduate school that I wandered into the curatorial world. Maybe it was the recession or just a desire for change, but I felt this urgent need to develop skills beyond those traditionally garnered in academia.

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Living in an Imagined Future: Queering the Southern Artistic Narrative, A Call to Arms


By Liz Clayton Scofield


Kalup Linzy, “Art Jobs and Lullabies” (detail), 2016, video suite 3, music video.

The Southern queer narrative is often one of migration. Get out when you can. Go to California, New York, Portland. (I did actually go to Portland. It was short lived.) Artists often echo this narrative.

 To be a Southern queer artist,

to be Elsewhere,

to be living in an Imagined Future.

An Apparition.

All my life I’ve been trying to leave the South, and I just keep getting pulled back in. I grew up in a rural town in Tennessee, and despite dreaming of my escape to a Northeastern college, somehow ended up spending my coed years in Nashville. My assumptions about myself and the place proved wrong.

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Michi Meko: Navigating Contemporary Art


By Sara Lee Burd


Michi Meko, Photograph by Terrell Clark

Atlanta-based artist Michi Meko remembers the fear he experienced when he learned that being black meant following certain rules to make other people comfortable. “When you are a black teenage boy there is a moment where your elder will tell you how to survive your daily life. This is how you interact with cops, where to go, how to act. There are instructions for your survival.”

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Barry Doupe: Ponytail

Suspending the Story to Tell the Story


By Matt Christy

Image: Barry Doupe', Still from Ponytail, 92min, computer animation, 2008

Ponytail is the moment laughter turns into tortured dry heaving.

Ponytail is the Toa Te Ching mixed with vodka and spritzer.

Ponytail is an oversized baby that babbles in animal calls and Zen koans.

Ponytail is airport boredom. Flounder flavored toothpaste. Acupuncture tit. Burst bubbles. I could go on trying to find the right disjoinery to help describe this unexplainable film, but I won’t.

Ponytail is Barry Doupé’s first full-length computer generated animation and was recently shown in Nashville in tandem with an exhibition of framed video-stills and video-works at Mild Climate.

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