Tom Berenz, Flooded Car Lot 3 (2009),
oil on panel, 24" x 24"
Ben Emanuel's Links for Further Reading
Saturday, March 27
p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
on out and meet visiting artists Chuck Von Schmidt, Katherine Taylor, Jeff Brown plus
locals Katherine McQueen and Mark
Sunday, April 25
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Cries and Whispers:
9/11, Climate Change
A lecture by Dr. James Porter
Professor of Ecology at UGA will focus on climate predictions for the
southeastern United States over the next 50 to 100 years.
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
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
Watery Stories & Poems
A VOX Reading Series Event with:
Michael Tod Edgerton
Curated and organized by Matt Forsythe, Andy Frazee & Ida Stewart
-Reception & refreshments to follow.
Thank You Trumps Catering!
THANK YOU EVENT SPONSORS:
Jed Rasula & Suzi Wong
$3 - $6 Suggested donation
(but no one turned away for lack of
Sat, May 29, 8:00 p.m.
An evening of
continuous song and sound with the Box
Subliminator & Tunabunny.
Sunday, May 30
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Deluge Closing Day
for details on bbq, panels
and silent auction.
Silent Auction of Berenz works:
bids from $230 - $330
Bidding thru Sun. at 6
3:30: Panel Discussion 1
4:15: Rain Barrel Raffle & Demo
4:45: Panel Discussion 2
Thank You Ashford
& Gameday for hosting
our out-of-town artists!
5:30: BBQ on the Porch
-White Tiger BBQ
-Cake by A-CC Stormwater
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
|Chuck von Schmidt, Antediluvian
Memories – Atlanta (2010)
Chattahoochee River; Atlanta Earth
|Katherine McQueen, Storm Profiler (2009), cross-stitch on fabric, 5" x 7"
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).
, 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 CulvertKatherine Taylor, Culvert (2010)
Field (2010) oil on paper, 19"x24" (2010) oil on linen, 9"x12"
site specific acrylic on wall, 9' x 16'
Featured Artist: Tom Berenz (Oshkosh, WI)
Site Specific Gallery Installation:
Katherine Taylor (Atlanta, GA) with Studio Assistant Jeff Lawerence Brown (Lawrenceville, GA)
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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