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Review: Craig Dongoski, Testament

Review: Craig Dongoski, Testament

Craig Dongoski at whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA Testament June 25 – August 6, 2022   review by Harrison Farina   T E S T A M E N T, as the title of Craig Dongoski’s latest solo exhibition suggests, is a proof that eludes scientific objectivity. The Atlanta artist has long addressed these inexplicable leaps…

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Steven Cline’s Poetic Surrealism

Steven Cline’s Poetic Surrealism

  The recent third episode of Trapartisan Radio featured an interview with Atlanta-based artist Steven Cline. The show is hosted by fiction and occult author, artist and filmmaker, Carl Abrahamsson whose Trapart publishing project just released Cline’s title, Amok!. The book is most easily described as a collection of surrealist essays on subjects ranging from…

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Matt Christy’s LIMESTONE by Jodi Hays

Matt Christy’s LIMESTONE by Jodi Hays

In quarantine I have kept my collection of printed materials–poetry and artist books closeby. A few years ago I purchased Matt Christy’s LIMESTONE (Extended Play Press (collaboration with R.D. King), 2017), published concurrently with his solo show. The small book is eighty pages of repeating skittery lines and confident color. Almonds of eyes peer out…

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Review: Like Gods entering Valhalla

Review: Like Gods entering Valhalla

Review of Das Rheingold by Jon Sewell …Came the guests and supporters of the Nashville Opera’s truly epic production of Das Rheingold.  The new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University seemed to spare few expenses in its construction. Designed by ESa, the architects for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, similar flourishes adorned the…

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Review: Art in the Pandemic by Stephanie Painter

Review: Art in the Pandemic by Stephanie Painter

Art in the Pandemic   By Stephanie Painter   In a Zoom call, you occupy a box, and you stare out at tenants inhabiting the other poorly lit boxes. Zoom enables communication, but it lacks authenticity. There is some grief in the way of cloistered communications in our off-screen lives as well. My fix for…

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Book Reviews: Russian Lit by Scott Zieher

Book Reviews: Russian Lit by Scott Zieher

“In Memory of Memory” by Maria Stepanova “Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922” by Marina Tsvetaeva

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Studio Visit: Rigoletto by the Nashville Opera

by Jon Sewell, April Fool all year long On this April fool’s Day, the story of il buffone Rigoletto calls out the despair of the sad clown. Trying to hide his daughter away from the world only worked for so long, and a studio visit to the Noah Liff Opera Center helped highlight the inescapability…

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Alma Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful review by Rob Matthews

“Beauty will save the world.” Dostoevsky expresses this artist statement through the words of the fictional character, Prince Myshkin- the titular character of The Idiot, published in the late 1860s. Myshkin was, in some ways, a stand-in for what Dostoevsky might consider the best version of himself, a “positively good and beautiful man.” The prince…

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Review: Leia Genis’s “Life in an Absent Moment” at THE END

Review: Leia Genis’s “Life in an Absent Moment” at THE END

    by Madeline Beck                   Currently on view at The END Project Space at 1870 Murphy Avenue in Atlanta is a solo exhibition, Life in an Absent Moment, by emerging artist, Leia Genis.   Leia Genis is an Atlanta-based visual artist and the founder and editor…

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Review: “Field Dug Over” by E. Saffronia Downing at Bad Water Gallery

Review: “Field Dug Over” by E. Saffronia Downing at Bad Water Gallery

    By Lilly Saywitz       Field Dug Over @ Bad Water Gallery   Knoxville, Tennessee           May 21- June  20, 2021                       Those born in the Chicago area are closely familiar with the tragedy of the Great Chicago…

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