After several galleries in Atlanta went into vacation mode for the holidays, many are back during the second half of January with new shows.
Along with the new exhibits come artist talks and receptions for attendees to learn more about the pieces on view and meet the featured artists.
These exhibits present photography on various subjects, cartoons from the 1950s manipulated into modern day political protests, and paintings by American and French artists.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming Metro Atlanta art exhibits and events!
Explore how photography shapes history at Hammond’s House Museum
Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th anniversary season with an exhibition and film by acclaimed visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems. “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” exposes how photography has played a key role throughout history in shaping and supporting racism, stereotyping and social injustice. The opening reception is on Jan. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and includes a conversation with Anne Collins Smith, Spelman College Museum’s Curator of Collections, and Leatrice Ellzy-Wright, Hammonds House Museum Interim Executive Director and exhibition curator. Weems is scheduled to give a lecture at Auburn Avenue Research Library on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
See Cartoons Serve as a Creative Political Protest at Different Trains Gallery
Different Trains Gallery in Decatur welcomes London-born/New York City-based artist Kosmo Vinyl back to town on the one-year anniversary of the presidential inauguration for the opening of the “Cisco Kid vs. Donald Trump” exhibition. In the works he takes 1950s Cisco Kid comic strips by Argentine artist Jose Luis Salinas and replaces the dialogue in the speech bubbles with text that serves as a creative protest to policies of President Donald Trump. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. and an artist talk on Jan. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. The show is on view through March 3.
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Find Some Deals on Art at Huff Harrington Fine Art’s Annual Show
Each year Buckhead’s Huff Harrington Fine Art presents “A Grand Affair,” featuring lots of pieces on sale for $1,000 or less. The show spotlights original paintings by gallery artists as well as vintage French paintings that the gallery owners collect on their trips to France. The show opens with a reception on Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. and continues through Feb. 3.
View Two Different Approaches to Photography at Jackson Fine Art
Separate exhibits by Erik Madigan Heck and Andre Kertesz open on Jan. 26 at Jackson Fine Art in Peachtree Park. Approaching photography with the same eye as high art, Heck’s works capture the essence of painting through the lens of his camera. Kertesz was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and by his efforts in establishing and developing the photo essay. There is an opening reception Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the exhibits are up through March 17.
For more exhibits and special events check out the Atlanta Galleries section of Atlanta PlanIt.