The Amazing Janine will treat us to
an April Fools' Day set of card tricks
Silent Auction Bidding begins on works by Sam Seawright, Michael Lachowski and others TBA.
The highest bidder can take artworks by exhibit artists home at the end of the day;
purchases benefit the artists and ATHICA.
Informal Walk n’ Talk with curators and artists
The Amazing Janine: Suffering Fools Gladly
Cards tricks and banter reflecting on living in the south since 1980
End of Silent Auction bidding
Reception with Refreshments by
ATHICA voted BEST PLACE
TO SEE LOCAL ART for 2nd Year:
|Sunday, April 1st, 2012
- 06:00 PM
Suffering Fools Gladly
|Curator Judy McWillie, Director
L.Z. Saltz & Asst. Curator Lauren
Williamson will lead the Walk n' Talk
|Exhibit Artist Drék Davis will join
us via Skype
CLOSING DAY ACTIVITIES:
A ‘non-exploitative’ ATHICA-style silent auction of selected works by Michael Lachowski, Same Seawright and others TBA, with acquisitions benefiting the artists first and
An informal Walk
n’ Talk with Drék Davis, exhibit artist and former Athens Banner-Herald columnist via Skype, Curator Judith McWillie, ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker
Saltz, and Assistant Curator Lauren Williamson and
local artists TBA will give audience members one last chance to ask questions about the work in this intriguing exhibit.
Suffering Fools Gladly, card tricks and banter by The Amazing Janine about her experiences living in the
south since 1980 will be an April
Fool’s Day treat. Her first formal appearance at ATHICA is sure to
amuse, as her beloved impromptu appearances at previous ATHICA events
have always been delightful.
Her set will be followed by a reception
with refreshments provided by Depalma’s Italian Café.
This is your last chance to see many never-before-seen works...
which explore the emotional
depth and aesthetic diversity of nine artists - spanning four
generations—who are interrelated in their “radical contemporaneity.”
Through photography, video, and sculpture, they present an aesthetically
rich installation that questions boundaries between art and religion,
aesthetic and documentary practice, and folk and fine art. Participating
artists include: Stanley Bermudez, Drék Davis, Hope Hilton, Ted Kuhn,
Michael Lachowski, Judy Rushin, Sam Seawright & John Seawright,
Steven Thompson, James Perry , and the family of Washington Harris of
the Saint Paul Spiritual Holy Temple.
The Amazing Janine (aka Janine Elyse Aronson)
...has been performing magic since she was eighteen, professionally for the last five years and is a member of the Society of American Magicians. Her magic primarily consists of cards and easily found household objects. She moved to the south in 1980, to Texas, and then to Georgia in 1987.
A native of Monroe, Georgia, Rodrecas “Drék” Davis is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art Drawing and Painting program. Primarily a mixed-media artist, Drék is also a saxophonist, audiophile, Hip-Hop head, and "lover of all things caffeinated". His work has been published in the Politics Issue of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters and ColorLines. A former columnist for the Athens Banner-Herald, Davis married his visual arts and journalistic experience to provide both an academic and formal review of the arts. Davis is an Assistant Professor of Art at Grambling State University, in Grambling Louisiana.
Curator Judith McWillie
has paintings and photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. She is the author of numerous essays in arts publications including Metropolis and Artforum and anthologies such as Testimony: Vernacular Art from the African American South: The Ronald and June Shelp Collection, The Art of William Edmondson, and co-author with Grey Gundaker of No Space Hidden: the Spirit of African American Yard Work winner of the James Mooney Award of the Southern Anthropological Society. She is professor emeritus of drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and has lived in Athens since 1974. For complete vita and portfolio see:
Assistant Curator Lauren Williamson
...received her BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia in May 2010 and has since been interning at ATHICA as well as creating studio work. This is her debut turn as an assistant curator.
ATHICA Artistic Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz
...is a curator and critic who exhibited nationally as a sculpture and installation artist for a decade before founding ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc. in Fall 2001. After moving to Athens, GA in 1997, she familiarized herself with the local art scene, writing art reviews and features for Flagpole Magazine (www.flagpole.com) from 1998 to 2000. She subsequently wrote for the international, non-profit Art Papers Magazine (www.artpapers.org), publishing numerous reviews and articles most intensively from 1998 to 2003, with two feature articles published in 2005. As a freelance curator she developed exhibits for SUNY-Stonybrook and later the Athens area, such as Rock Art: An Exhibit Of Visual Art by Athens Musicians (2000) and Eclectic Electric: An Exhibit Of Electronic And Digital Art, both held at the Lyndon House Art Center. As of 2012 she curated, co-curated or assistant curated 19 of the 45 exhibits ATHICA has mounted, and served as Senior Curator on the rest. The latter labor of love allows ATHICA to function as a curator incubator, helping to nurture new curatorial talent, spark interest in curation, hone curators' skills and of course maintain quality control. Her service as administrative and artistic director of ATHICA since 2002 has provided over 900 artists and performers a platform for their innovative and often installational or performative projects, giving over 3000 visitors opportunities to experience these unique documents of contemporary culture. She received her MFA from San Jose State University in 1993. She was a resident at Sculpture Space in 1997 and shortly after re-located to Athens, GA with her spouse, David Z. Saltz, who is currently the chair of the UGA Department of Theatre & Film, They collaborated on several large-scale New Media projects, which exhibited at the Georgia Museum of Art (2000), in a solo show at The Sweeney Gallery in Riverside in CA (2002) (http:// sweeney.ucr.edu/exh_archive.lasso, see animate objects 2002), Presbyterian College in SC and the Detroit MONA in 2003. They have two children.