art Opening Reception : AIRI show: TransATLantic 2007
7:00PM - 11:00PM Price: free
Artists in Residence International (AIRI) brings new international talent to Atlantaís arts community for TransATLantic 2007: sensibility, seduction & self-reflection.
AIRI is pleased to announce the fourth event in its annual TransATLantic exhibition series celebrating cross-cultural ties through art. TransATLantic 2007 will feature three celebrated contemporary artists who have never before exhibited in Atlanta: Bastien Desfriches Doria, Jehanne-Marie Gavarini and Naomi London. Through a variety of media, including installation, photography and large-scale drawing, this exhibition promises to be a must see!
Bastien is an assistant professor at Governors State University near Chicago, Illinois. His recent series of photographs, titled "Mammal Thoughts", explores the questioning of bodily identity interweaved with philosophical self-reflection. Jehanne-Marie is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell and will be exhibiting pieces from her "Strange Attractors" installation series, which examines contemporary compulsions and collective anxieties, represented through combining objects that are not usually found together. Naomi is a celebrated artist from Montreal (QC), Canada whose work has been included in numerous museum collections and exhibitions. Her current practice focuses on the subtlety, color and sensibility of happiness through large-scale drawings, sculpture and performance art. Atlanta arts community leaders Sylvie Fortin, Editor-in-Chief of Art Papers Magazine, and Robert Cheatham, Executive Director of Eyedrum, Inc., acted as co-advisors in selecting these artists for their unique approaches and diverse styles.
Musical entertainment for the opening reception will be provided by French-African born Maya Meerana who combines jazz and a Reggae beat to traditional French music. Other sponsors for the opening and exhibition include the City of Atlanta Office of Affairs, eyedrum, and the Warhol foundation.
AIRI is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization that brings unique programming to Atlantaís arts community by sponsoring exhibitions and residencies for Atlanta artists abroad and providing exchange opportunities in Atlanta for artists from other countries. One of the TransATLantic 2007 exhibiting artists will be awarded a residency in Atlanta to take place in 2008.
Donít miss this exciting opportunity to see cutting edge work by these widely exhibited and collected artists for the first time in Atlanta!!
For more information, log onto www.a-i-r-i.org.
art Opening reception: Jason Murphy & Steve Dixey
7:00PM - 11:00PM Price: free
Jason Murphy & Steve Dixey
Drawings and Paintings
"drill site #7"
mixed media/ collage on paper
ARTEMIS OF EPHESUS by Steven Dixey
Till December 31st.