Hello Young Collectors and Friends,
We are long overdue for a cocktail together. Let's meet next Friday at six at Table 1280 for drinks to catch up on all the art happenings around town. Greg Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum will join us. At 7pm sharp he will give us a private tour of the Paul Graham Exhibition The Whiteness of the Whale (details below). In addition, the Exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation is exquisite. You will definitely want to visit our favorite Pop-Icons like Marilyn, Muhammed Ali and Mick Jagger! The installation is exquisite and inspired me to go home and rehang all my art...salon style at it's finest.
BONUS: Friday Night is Jazz night at the High from 6-10pm featuring live jazz in the High's atrium with sounds of trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden. I see no reason to miss that while we are in the hood. Reputedly, he sings like Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra.
WORD TO WISE: Friday night traffic can be horrific...so MARTA to Arts Center Station and save parking crush and fees. After a boozy, jazzy fun evening, we can all walk or UBER home. Your YCC Membership will cover museum admission to all of this & a couple of cocktails before at 1280...BUT only if you RSVP!!!
Eager to see all of you Friday!!
p.s. Let me know what you think about this program... even if you cannot attend. I don't know what YCC members think about Friday nights....but this opportunity seemed like a good fit for our group. EMAIL or TEXT me your feedback please.
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol
About Gregory Harris
Harris is a specialist in documentary photography and is best known for his work with emerging artists. Since joining the High in July 2016, Harris has organized the exhibitions Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics (2016), The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh (2017), and Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale (2017). He was previously the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago and held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Greg will be curating the APG exhibition for October Greg Harris Selects...deadline for submissions is August 5th. We are fortunate to have Greg at the High!
About the artist
Paul Graham (born 1956), an internationally renowned British photographer, has been at the forefront of contemporary photography since the 1980s. His work is celebrated for its unique blend of documentary observation and conceptual innovation. This exhibition brings together three of Graham’s most groundbreaking bodies of work, made across the United States between 1998 and 2011. Linked by a common subject matter, the work gathered here examines the state of race and social class in America while using the very nature of sight and the medium of photography as metaphors for inequality, invisibility, and the ways photographs affect our perceptions of the world. Together, this informal trilogy interrogates the process and politics of looking while challenging photography’s conventional role in addressing social issues.
Young Collectors Club ATL is your passport to the creative class. YCC is a social club for young professionals and creatives interested in learning about and collecting contemporary art founded in 2006. Mary Stanley Studio presents this bi-monthly members-only educational series with behind the scene visits with curators, art critics & collectors and studio visits with top artists. Members receive insider info and perks, drink fine wine and enjoy social networking with other like-minded art enthusiasts.
Since founding Mary Stanley Studio in 2004, Mary Stanley has been actively involved in a wide range of contemporary art initiatives. As a curator, art consultant, art advocate, artist representative and enthusiastic collector, she enjoys working with artists, collectors, museums, galleries, curators, and art non-profit organizations to enhance the cultural and creative climate in the city of Atlanta.
RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 2017
(left) Maxine Hess, In Plain Sight V, 2017, ink on archival print print, 24x24
(right) Fran O’Neill, don’t back down, 2016, oil on canvas, 66x66
Sarah Hobbs, Prom Forever (Basement), 2016, chromogenic print, 48x60
Wine tasting at Barcelona VinoTeca paired with four emerging Atlanta Painters presenting their work!
The Auction will remain open to bid from January 9- January 23! LIVE on Paddle8.
Cocktails at MOCA on January 10!
EXHIBITION DATES: January 10- January 21, 2017
October 29th - 30th, 2016
This year ACP is launching its very first Photobook Fair on Saturday Oct 29th & 30th at the Atlanta Contemporary. Young Collectors Club ATL is sponsoring a table to present books published by the ACP Ones 2 Watch Artists, providing a platform for them to sell their books.
There are 72 artists who have been curated into the OTW roster since 2010. These talented emerging and established artists are all on the top of their game. They are doing great work, winning international book awards, commanding cover stories in the NY Times, exhibiting and shooting internationally....and they deserve your attention. A number of them have recently published beautifully crafted books featuring important personal projects. Some have designed specific projects just for this fair. Signed copies of these highly collectible books will be available for purchase by savvy Atlanta collectors this weekend. DO NOT MISS OUT!!
A list of artists and available books can be found here.
Some of our favorite publishers will also feature books by the OTW artists including Ain’t Bad, Fall Line Press, UGA Press and GA Council for the Arts Press and others.
Book signings will include:
1pm – Joshua Rashaad McFadden Return to Selfhood
2pm – Bill Yates Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink
A keynote lecture by Doug Dubois, visiting from Syracuse, NY is sure to be a highlight. His new book, My Last Day at Seventeen, published by Aperture is a show-stopper in my opinion. Highlighting the life of a group of Irish teenagers over a five year period.
Please come support these talented artists, buy some books and hopefully find some photographs that you need to add to your collection. Mary Stanley Studio staff will be helping the artists man the booth and taking orders for your collecting needs. Hope you will come out in support and spread the word to your friends.
A private evening with Michael David, Laura Hathaway and Anne Weems at the inaugural exhibition, All Tomorrow's Parties at this new Westside contemporary art gallery. The exhibition includes talented artists Atlanta and Brooklyn including Mary Stanley Studio assistant Davion Alston.
Meet at Cover Books on the Westside with owner Katie Barringer for a presentation titled, No Collection is Permanent Without Books.
A tour of the Black Chronicles II Exhibition at the Spelman Museum with art historian, curator, writer and the Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee.
Lunch at the National followed by tours of the MFA studios at Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA in Athens. Visit the Georgia Museum of Art to tour the 2016 MFA exhibition and others.