• Eleanor Aldrich, Lawn Chair, 2013, Construction caulking, enamel, silicone and oil on canvas, 16 x 18 inches

    Four Women Dazzle in "Staring at the Sun" at Saltworks

    Review by Eric Hancock

    Published May 15, 2014

    The exhibition “Staring at the Sun” addresses the “death” and redemption of contemporary painting with a diverse selection of works by artists who use abstraction in interesting and invigorating ways. Curated by artist and Georgia State University professor Craig Drennen, the show borrows its title from a 2004 song of the same name by the smart indie band TV on the Radio.
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  • Staring at the Sun, Eleanor Aldrich, Jane Fox Hipple, Bonnie Maygarden, Lauren Silva, Saltworks, 2014 Critic's Pick

    Staring at the Sun

    Review by Daniel A. Weiskopf

    Published May 11, 2014

    This exhibition, curated by Craig Drennen, features four painters who reconceive abstraction's relationship to the structure of the pictorial plane. Here the surface appears as a flattened spatial arena, a digital transparent layer, a supporting material structure, and finally as an obstacle to be overcome.
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  • Conor McGrady, Structure IV, 2012, Gouache on Yupo Polymer Paper, 11 x 14 inches

    Conor McGrady

    Conor McGrady, featured in IK 00, The spaces of confinement at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice

    Jun 7 - Aug 24, 2014

    Prisons, asylums and other correctional facilities are in constant evolution, ideologically, structurally and architecturally, encapsulating whole narrative structures of violence and resistance. How is a space of confinement produced? How can it be witnessed? In what way can it can be documented and visualised? The spatial syntax of a prison is a distorted mixture of fantasy and reality. The artists in the exhibition reflect on spaces of constraint, confinement, and containment.
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  • William Cordova

    William Cordova, featured artist in Prospect 3: Notes for Now, New Orleans

    Franklin Sirmans, Artistic Director

    Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015

  • Craig Drennen, Double Painter 3, 2013, graphite, acrylic, oil, alkyd, spray paint on paper, 40 x 80 inches

    Craig Drennen

    Craig Drennen at Gallery 72

    Inaugural exhibition of Atlanta's downtown gallery

    Opening March 21

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