Author Archives: Victoria

Hathaway David Contemporary in Atlanta

In my old vinyl collection is the Velvet Underground’s 1967 iconic LP with Andy Warhol’s yellow banana on the cover. A song on that album written by Lou Reed, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, is an apropos title for the inaugural exhibit … Continue reading

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Cathryn Miles and Scott Upton at Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta

The two painters in this exhibit through Saturday May 21 at Thomas Deans gallery on Miami Circle offer similarities only in their obvious command of their mediums. Photos of individual works courtesy of Thomas Deans Fine Art. The press release … Continue reading

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Sydney Licht and Stephen Pentak at Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta

Some paintings smack you in the face with emotionalism and raw energy. More controlled painting, like the works in this show, demands an almost meditative attention. It helps to devote time to looking and looking again; put away that cell … Continue reading

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Brian Rutenberg at Timothy Tew Gallery in Atlanta

Brian Rutenberg gave an artist’s talk on Saturday, April 25, after the prior night’s opening for his show at Timothy Tew Gallery in Atlanta. Rutenberg’s large abstract paintings are pure beauty and luscious paint. The artist isn’t afraid of color … Continue reading

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Rail Arts District Studio Cruise, Tudor Square and Dashboard Co-op

This Saturday, March 15, was the annual Rail Arts District Studio Cruise (RAD) in my neighborhood of Avondale Estates. Held mostly in artists’ studios on Franklin Street, an industrial warehouse space that Marghe and Bob Means of Little Tree Art … Continue reading

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Jim Byrne at Timothy Tew Gallery

Last weekend closed Jim Byrne’s show at Tew Galleries. Jim had found my blog and invited me to his opening. A group of his newest paintings was exhibited there from October 25 to November 25th, along with artist Isabelle Melchior. … Continue reading

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San Francisco and Marin county

I lived in San Francisco during the dotcom boom years; ’97 through 2001. I visited for a job interview in 2002 but hadn’t been back in about 10 years. I flew out a couple of weeks ago for an orientation … Continue reading

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Strawberry season

I have no excuse for not posting since February. I’ve had a painting block since early March that I don’t attribute to returning to a (wonderful) full-time job. Although it means that I could once again buy a $60 tube … Continue reading

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Sammy Peters

I discovered the painter Sammy Peters during an Alan Avery gallery opening this past fall and mentioned him in the post that I wrote about it. His work stood out as pure, structured, and fascinating abstraction in the midst of the surrealistic … Continue reading

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Seek Atlanta visits artist Elyse DeFoor

Two weekends ago, Seek ATL held a studio visit with the Atlanta artist Elyse DeFoor. Her studio is on the lower level, underneath a labyrinth of rooms in her Chamblee home. Elyse has been on the Atlanta art scene for … Continue reading

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