Wabi Sabi 2016

imageThe Atlanta Ballet’s chamber performance group Wabi Sabi is performing on the Atlanta BeltLine and at the top of Ponce City Market in early August. I previewed the new mini-season for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Catching up

imageEarly summer was a busy time for me, and I didn’t have as much time to post on this blog as I would have liked. Here are some of the stories I worked on during that time:

For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I previewed and reviewed the Atlanta Opera’s production of Romeo and Juliet, previewed the events of Elevate: Summer, previewed the Atlanta Fringe Festival, profiled Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, interviewed the great mind behind a fantastic performance about the death of Edgar Allen Poe,

For ArtsATL, I reviewed Taming of the Shrew, Diary of a Madman, an all-female Lear, Stones in His Pockets, The Tribute Artist, Inside I, Sotto Voce, Ethel, Serial Black Face and Interesection of DreamsI’m also at the helm of the calendar of top art events, which is a weekly feature I’ll start linking to from here.

For Burnaway, I did film reviews of the Oscar-nominated shorts, the new feature documentary about David Hockney and The First Monday in May, a documentary about the Met Gala. I also interviewed the filmmaker behind Queer Moxie, a documentary about Atlanta’s LGBT performance scene. For Burnaway, I also reviewed visual art shows at whitespace and Gallery 72.

 

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Review of “Sleeping Beauty”

imageIt’s not unusual to see families at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Seeing them onstage together, however, is a far rarer thing.

Check out my review of Sleeping Beauty on ArtsATL.

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New doc “Outcast Forever” focuses on all-black motorcycle club

imageA fascinating new documentary out of Atlanta focuses on the subculture of the Outcast MC, an all African-American outlaw motorcycle club. I spoke with the filmmakers for Burnaway.

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Interview with Dapper Bruce Lafitte

image“It has to catch you. Every time you look at it, you have to see something that’s different. Every time you look at it, you gotta want to see another one next to it. That’s what my thing was.”

I interviewed New Orleans artist Dapper Bruce Lafitte whose colorful work is currently on view at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Check it out on ArtsATL.com.

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Summer 2016

imageI’ve been a bit remiss about posting on this blog lately. It’s been a crazy summer, as I’m sure you’re well aware. On top of it all, my laptop died a couple months back, so it’s been a little tough to keep up the posts in this space.

Nonetheless, I hope to get back on track soon. In the next few days, I’ll do a ‘catch-up’ post with all the reviews and articles I’ve been working on for the past few months.

In the meantime, there are some ongoing and upcoming events that I thought would be of interest.

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon designed a group of surreal play structures for the Sifly Piazza at the High Museum. I profiled the artist and his project for ArtsATL.

While you’re at the High, you’ll definitely want to catch the exhibition of photographs by Walker Evans. I wrote about the show for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Atlanta dance company glo is performing a site-specific series of works at five “hidden” sites along the Chattahoochee River throughout July. The work is capped this weekend by performances July 22-24 at Standing Pitchtree, site of the oldest Native-American settlement in what is now Atlanta. Check out my preview of the series and my review of the first performance in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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March Madness

Photo of Tybee Island Pier by Andrew Alexander

Photo of Tybee Island Pier by Andrew Alexander

I’m so glad spring is finally here!

The end of winter kept me busy. I previewed and reviewed the Atlanta Opera’s production of The Pirates of Penzance for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I previewed the Rialto’s Off the Edge dance festival for the AJC and interviewed visiting dance company MADBOOTS for WussyMag. And I reviewed Pinch ‘n’ Ouch’s production of Johnna Adams’ play Gidion’s Knot, the exhibition Make-Believe America at the Museum of Design-Atlanta, Georgia Ensemble’s Peter and the Starcatcher, the Alliance’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the company’s Start Down, and I also had a conversation about the new Cirque du Soleil show with fellow critic Jim Farmer.

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Adornment becomes armor

Adornment is a form of armor.

At least it seems that way for Daniel Lismore. Check out my review of the designer’s first museum exhibition, which is paired with a selection of the images of Vanity Fair photographer Jonathan Becker at Savannah College of Art and Design’s new fashion museum, SCAD-Fash.

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Review of “American Buffalo”

A nickel is worth five cents, except for when it isn’t…

I reviewed True Colors’ production of American Buffalo for ArtsATL.

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Bringing lost 19th-century images back to life

The exhibition Black Chronicles II  currently at the Spelman College Museum of Art seeks to redress the absence of black people from the history of photography and from the history of Victorian Britain by displaying rare, seldom-seen images.

Check out my review in ArtsATL.

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