Open Call for Submissions

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Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery is pleased to announce that it will present Zalop: Illusory Correspondence Art, to open February 15, 2014 and run through March 16, 2014.

The show will comprise a wide range of styles and media. The curator will consider old, new, Fluxus, Asemic, MailArt, performance scores/art, add-and-pass sheets, stamp sheets, videos, postcards, copy/xerox art, objects: found/sculptural/etc…, collage, mixed media, installation, and audio files. Although there are no size or media restrictions, please thoroughly specify media, dimensions/time details, technical needs (such as electricity) and any other information pertinent to the display of your work(s). Only original work that has not been previously shown or presented will be considered. 

Entries must be postmarked by January 17, 2014 and must be received byFebruary 1, 2014. Artists, please include your name, title, medium, website and email address with your work.

Artists submitting perishable entries should notify Eyedrum of intent to submit by the deadline, including complete information on the work, but the work itself should arrive at the gallery between February 3 and 10, 2014.

Proposals/scripts for performance or process-based/decomposition/
non-mailable/time-sensitive work may be sent immediately.

Proposals and completed work should be mailed to the address below. All submissions will be archived online. 

Curated by Michael Orr, an Atlanta based artist, who has been active in the MailArt network since 2008. Since this time, he’s anonymously been sending pieces to creatives around the world using the name “Pone”. Locally, he has worked in different capacities with Emory University, Creative Circus, and Art Institute of Atlanta. 
freshcornpone@yahoo.com

Attn: Andy Imm

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

115 MLK Jr. Suite 225.

Atlanta, GA 30303
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http://eyedrum.org/

*Promotional Image created by and used with the permission of Cheryl Penn.

The Feather Bird opens tonight!

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Paige Adair is an artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. This is her first solo show in Atlanta and the first solo show presented by Eyedrum at the new location.

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Her Artist Statement:
I am interested in the structure of narratives. Narratives have the power to transform any character, setting or action. I gravitate towards this act of transformation in storytelling. The moment when the damsel is transformed into an animal, when the protagonist is on a quest, or when the antagonist harms another are points of departure for my work. I like to isolate and examine these moments and the way the spread and alter received wisdoms. Illustrated animals, taxidermy specimens, and renaissance paintings are all source material used to build my fragmented narratives. The worlds I develop tend to be a dark, complex but humorous place.

This body of work is based on three Grimm’s fairy tales with a common theme of transformation and supernatural acts of birds. Bits and pieces of the tales are pulled apart as if they were artifacts from the tales. A set of interiors explore the role of the femininity in relation to ownership and spaces. I compare the regulatory masculinity of architecture with the welcoming femininity of interiors. Dark undertones are laced with feathers and girly details to create a portal to view fantasy worlds that parallel our own.

More at www.paigeadairartist.com.

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Gallery hours are 9:30 - 5:30 Monday through Friday and 1-5 on Saturday and Sunday. An artist talk will be held on Sunday August 25th, 2013 at 2 pm, and The Feather Bird closing will be a film screening on September 6th 2013 at 8pm.

Pro-Wresting: Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, and Ben Bennett piledrive traditional jazz

From Creative Loafing’s Crib Notes Posted by Omar Khalid

Jack Wright (left) and Ben Bennett

Photo by Bob Wright

As a child of 1940s and ’50s Pittsburgh, saxophonist Jack Wright has grown into quite the Pennsylvania pine of a musician, repeatedly uprooting himself and traveling the globe to share his wares. Although the mysterious Wright would wander away from music in the ’60s, he would rediscover it in the late ’70s, eventually playing with such free improv musicians as William Parker, Bhob Rainey, and Tatsuya Nakatani. Wright has sought out many different collaborators during his musical career, but on the occasion of his upcoming visit to Atlanta, he will be joined by Chattanooga bassist Evan Lipson and Columbus, Ohio percussionist Ben Bennett in what is known as the Wrest Trio. Invoking the crafty interplay of classic Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton recordings, the Wrest Trio swoops in and out of an improvisation like three seagulls vying for the same piece of bread. And eventually they all get it from different corners and simultaneously fly away.

If you’re feeling adventurous, check out Ben Bennett’s Bandcamp page and take a listen to his explosive solo digital album Spoilage, mastered by the prolific James Plotkin. The Wrest percussionist’s brash, active style will delight fans of Lightning Bolt or Han Bennink, and many of those into the lo-fi International Noise Conference scene. Bennett is creative with his instrumentation and specific with his descriptions, performing on such sound-making devices as the “mason jar ring with latex glove stretched across it,” “camp cook set,” and “the narrow part of a balloon.” The energy here is irresistible.

With Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, and Robert Cheatham. Fri., April 12. $8. 9 p.m. Theater at the Horizons School, 1900 Dekalb Ave.

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation awards multi-year grants to five Atlanta arts organizations

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, an organization dedicated to the risk taking, innovation and collaboration that were its namesake’s values, has inaugurated a program whose mission is to invest in smaller arts organizations in five selected cities.
Good news: SEED, as it is called, will take root in Atlanta. The foundation has awarded five local organizations three-year grants of $10,000 per year. The recipients are Dashboard Co-op, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, gloATL, Living Walls and The Lucky Penny.

Congratulations to our fellow grant recipients! And thank you to The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation! So incredibly grateful and proud of our city.

It’s a great day for arts in Atlanta!

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation awards multi-year grants to five Atlanta arts organizations

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, an organization dedicated to the risk taking, innovation and collaboration that were its namesake’s values, has inaugurated a program whose mission is to invest in smaller arts organizations in five selected cities.

Good news: SEED, as it is called, will take root in Atlanta. The foundation has awarded five local organizations three-year grants of $10,000 per year. The recipients are Dashboard Co-opEyedrum Art and Music GallerygloATLLiving Walls and The Lucky Penny.

Congratulations to our fellow grant recipients! And thank you to The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation! So incredibly grateful and proud of our city.

It’s a great day for arts in Atlanta!

Shots from Endangered Blood’s set last night at the Goat Farm. The group is Trevor Dunn Chris Speed, Oscar Noriega, Jim Black. All photos by Mark Greenberg.

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