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Past Event November 12, 2022 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Project Spaces Artist + Curator Talk
Join us for a curator and artist tour of the Project Spaces. Curator Amy Miller will share about her curatorial practice and artists Dorothy O’Connor and Nicol Rosendorf will talk about their exhibitions currently on view in Sliver Space and Gallery 4, respectively.
This event is free, but registration is encouraged. This talk is happening in conjunction with Open Studios; grab a ticket and head to the studios after the talk!
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means Street. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
Amy Miller is an independent art consultant based in Atlanta, GA. She received a BFA from University of Georgia and an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute in New York. While in New York, Amy worked at Alan Klotz Gallery.
After receiving her MFA, Ms. Miller moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years. In 2007, Amy became Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, a nonprofit that produced the largest annual photography festival in the United States, a position she held for 14 years. Ms. Miller is now a full-time art consultant and curates exhibitions, reviews artist’s portfolios and jurors photography competitions around the world.
Dorothy O’Connor graduated with degrees in Literature and Studio Arts. Her constructed works combine elements of photography, installation and public art. She has received grants from Possible Futures, FLUX, Forward Arts Foundation, Art on the Beltline, Crusade For Art and most recently, Fulton County Arts and Culture to present her installations as public art. In 2013, she was artist in residence at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville where she built and presented her installation, “Shelter.” She is a Hambidge Fellow and was part of the Hambidge Hive Collective in 2017. 2019 concluded with a solo show of her photography series, Scenes, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. Ms. O’Connor’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOCA GA, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and is included in numerous private collections.
Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf (°1971, Atlanta, United States) creates work in moving images, sound/music, and objects. His work addresses time, language, scale, and systems
As a child, Nicol puzzled his playmates. In his oddly single-minded approach to toys, he forewent ordinary play in favor of serial arrangement, taking pleasure in the spatial relations, colors, and forms. He persisted in playing the low B-flat chord button of his Bontempi electric organ at maximum volume, ear pressed to the instrument’s cool plastic body. As such oddities evolved through a succession of teenage punk bands, it occurred to young Nicol that he enjoyed designing concert flyers as much as creating aural and visceral effects through performance itself. His oblique approach eventually led to a seeming crisis: pay for Art School with a battery of loans or get paid to create videos and animations for The Coca-Cola Company? The paycheck won out, and Rosendorf spent the next two decades designing and directing communications and advertising for the world’s biggest brands.
In 2012 Nicol returned his artistic energies from the professional to the personal, to a body of work incorporating digital animation and film, musical composition, and emerging techniques in 3d printing and virtual reality.
From autodidact to magpie, Rosendorf has lectured on commercial film production and digital animation at the Atlanta College of Art and the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Rosendorf lives with his wife in Atlanta, GA.
A true son of the south, Anderson Scott (1961-2020) roamed across America with his camera, constantly returning to his homeland – drawn to the irony, humor and often strange sights of the South. Over the course of his too-short life, he amassed an archive of over 150,000 images, most shot with film, on a large format camera. Before receiving his law degree from Emory, he received an MFA in photography from Yale. He pursued photography as passionately as he practiced law, stating “Making photographs is an itch I’ve had to scratch, almost daily, for most of my life”. Scott’s work has been shown in galleries around the country, and is in the collection of such institutions as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.
LocationGallery 4, Chute Space, Sliver Space
April 8 / 12:00pm
Artist Talk with Raheleh Filsoofi
Raheleh Filsoofi will be discussing her work on view in Chute Space.
April 20 / 6:00pm
Studio Artist Program
Join us as we spotlight our studio artists, see their work firsthand, and share a cocktail in support of local working artists in Atlanta.