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Tom Berenz, Flooded Car Lot 3 (2009),
oil on panel, 24" x 24"

Guest Essayist
Ben Emanuel's Links for Further Reading

Affiliated Events:
Saturday, March 27
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
Yummies by:

Come on out and meet visiting artists
Chuck Von Schmidt, Katherine Taylor, Jeff Brown plus locals Katherine McQueen and Mark Steinmetz.

Sunday, April 25
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Cries and Whispers:
9/11, Climate Change & Georgia

A lecture by Dr. James Porter
Porter--Meigs Professor of Ecology at UGA will focus on climate predictions for the southeastern United States over the next 50 to 100 years.
Refreshments following the talk provided by the Daily & Jittery Joes
$3 Suggested donation (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Thursday, April 29
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Curator & Essayist
Walk & Talk

Join Guest Essayist Ben Emanuel and Curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz for an informal discussion of the exhibition and the works' relationship to climate change and the politics of land management.

Friday, May 14
7:00 p.m.
Flood Lines:
Watery Stories & Poems

A VOX Reading Series Event with:

Lily Brown
Michael Tod Edgerton
Sara Henning
Claire Paffenhofer
Kevin Vaughn
Caroline Young

Curated and organized by Matt Forsythe, Andy Frazee & Ida Stewart

-Reception & refreshments to follow.
Thank You Trumps Catering!
Jed Rasula & Suzi Wong
$3 - $6 Suggested donation
(but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Sat, May 29, 8:00 p.m.

Music: Washed

An evening of continuous song and sound with the Box Devils, The Subliminator & Tunabunny.

Sunday, May 30
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Deluge Closing Day
Click for details on bbq, panels
and silent auction.

Silent Auction of Berenz works:
Starting bids from $230 - $330
Bidding thru Sun. at 6 p.m.


3:30: Panel Discussion 1
The Artists

4:15: Rain Barrel Raffle & Demo

Tickets Benefit

Panel Discussion 2
Water Experts
Thank You Ashford Manor
& Gameday for hosting
our out-of-town artists!


5:30: BBQ on the Porch
 -White Tiger BBQ
  & Dig's Dogs
  Frozen Treats!
 -Cake by A-CC Stormwater

Post-Exhibit Music
Thurs., June 3rd
8:00 p.m.

Screwed Anthologies
Improvised music under the influence of the late DJ Screw

Note: Katherine Taylor's wall mural, Culvert will be on view.

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 - Sunday, May 30th, 2010
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz | Guest Essayist: Ben Emanuel
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Chuck von Schmidt, Antediluvian
Memories Atlanta
hourglass; pinewood;
Chattahoochee River; Atlanta Earth
Katherine McQueen, Storm Profiler (2009), cross-stitch on fabric, 5" x 7"
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  • Following the record-breaking floods of this past fall and winter-which followed an historic, severe drought-Deluge is timely in North Georgia. Yet the exhibit also explores fundamental and timeless questions of how people inhabit the natural landscape, both literally and emotionally through our relationships with floods, their aftermath and the weather leading to them. Deluge is a study in how humanity reacts to the impacts of environmental forces beyond our control. This collection of paintings, photography, conceptual embroideries and a large sculptural installation consequently addresses global warming and land use issues.

    The works in our 35th exhibit will be enhanced by a 3 high water line painted directly on the gallery walls, conceived of by the curator to simulate the feeling of wading in the gallery. Executed by Atlanta artist Katherine Taylor with the assistance of her former student, Jeff Lawerence Brown, the two will work will collaboratively on the imagery that will abut a large-scale, site-specific painting Taylor is creating on our 19' right hand wall (see below).

    Featured Artist
    Tom Berenz, a young painting professor at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, depicts overhead views of flooded urban and suburban landscapes and the automobiles found there. In starkly flat hues ranging from coffee-colored to olive green and even dark ruddy or purplish tones, Berenz presents the calm surface of floodwaters after the rain has ended.

                                                     Tom Berenz, Flooded Car
                                                      Lot 2 (2009) oil on canvas,
                                                      40" x 30"

    Atlanta painter Katherine Taylor, originally from Biloxi, MS, re-creates found images from television and internet media, zooming in here on flash floods in urban settings. The drawings she is debuting in Deluge specifically refer to the September 2009 Atlanta floods, representing urban views of flooding such as nearly-submerged road signs, the sites of washed-out culverts and car headlights reflecting off of the creek water rushing over a road.

    Katherine Taylor, Atlanta Flooding                Katherine Taylor, Broken Culvert
    Field (2010) oil on paper, 19"x24"                 (2010) oil on linen, 9"x12"

    Katherine Taylor, Culvert (2010)
    site specific acrylic on wall, 9' x 16'

    Participating Artists

    Featured Artist: Tom Berenz (Oshkosh, WI)

    Site Specific Gallery Installation:
    Katherine Taylor (Atlanta, GA)
    with Studio Assistant Jeff Lawerence Brown (Lawrenceville, GA)

    Participating Artists:
    Mindy Kober (Houston, TX), Katherine McQueen (Athens, GA), Chuck von Schmidt (Dix Hills, NY), Mark Steinmetz (Athens, GA), Katherine Taylor (Atlanta, GA), Team Stormwater (Athens, GA)

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