Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s nearly 100 exhibitions, lectures and events mainly take place in October, but two of Atlanta’s full-time photo galleries are already out of the gate with major group shows and another ACP highlight opens this weekend:
- Lumière is presenting “Masters of Photography,” an exhibition of 45 prints by 20 photographers including Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Arnold Newman and Wynn Bullock. The images span a spectrum of themes, from urban architecture to traditional landscape and abstractions to social commentary.
Through Nov. 8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; by appointment Tuesdays-Thursdays. Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., No. 29B, Atlanta. 404-261-6100, lumieregallery.net.
- Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, a neighbor of Lumière, is showing “Interiors,” works by photographers Claire Rosen, Guillermo Srodek-Hart and Steve Aishman.
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“Whether working in vintage studio setups (Rosen), the historical Argentinean countryside (Srodek-Hart) or the domestic world of urban Atlanta and social media today (Aishman), each artist focuses on human stories as both the silent, intimate expressions of a way of life and vehicles to examine the splendor of insignificant objects in vibrant color and detail,” according to the gallery.
Rosen and Srodek-Hart will give a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
Through Nov. 8. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., No. 25, Atlanta. 404-492-7718, www.hfgallery.org.
- One of the more intriguing offerings among ACP’s diverse schedule, “Lucinda’s World” at Mason Murer Fine Art, opens with a 6-9 p.m. Friday reception.
The exhibit is described as an intimate and “immersive photo installation” by and about noted Atlanta photographer and arts patron Lucinda Bunnen in which the gallery will be be transformed with furniture, artwork, scrapbooks and other personal items from her Buckhead home. Viewers will get to select a photograph from Bunnen’s extensive travels as a memento of their visit. The exhibit, one of several photography offerings opening at Mason Murer on Friday night, is being curated by Atlanta writer-photographer Matthew Terrell.
Through Oct. 31. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. 199 Armour Drive N.E., Atlanta. 404-879-1500, www.masonmurer.com/exhibitions.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography listings: www.acpinfo.org.
Huckaby’s yearlong project debuts
The second in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s series of three exhibits by 2013-14 Working Artist Project honorees, E.K. Huckaby’s “Anhydjinnic Molassicism,” opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
The project’s guest judge, Los Angeles County Museum of Art contemporary art curator Franklin Sirmans, said of the Fayette County artist, “E.K. Huckaby makes dark and delirious paintings layered with his own handmade varnishes and placed within frames of his own making. At times a tad maudlin, the pictures are nevertheless trafficking in time-worn ideas of beauty and the painted image.”
Huckaby, who like all project winners received a stipend, a gallery assistant and other support from MOCA GA to create his solo exhibit over a year’s time, will give an artist talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 (free, with reception at 6:30).
Through Nov. 29. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $5; $1 students. 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.
Brookhaven gets new gallery
The Movement Gallery of Art, a contemporary art space in Brookhaven, debuts with grand opening receptions at 7-10 p.m. Friday and 4-10 p.m. Saturday.
The opening exhibit, “Millennial,” features 10 regional artists “who infuse technology into a spectrum of traditional to new age mediums,” according to the gallery.
The 1,415-square-foot space also will carry a mix of contemporary, vintage and midcentury modern furniture.
Through Oct. 24. 2-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1441 Dresden Drive, Suite 140, Atlanta. 678-515-8254, www.mgoart.com.
Exhibit of Young’s urban folk art
Main Street Gallery in the northeast Georgia town of Clayton opens an exhibit of more than 40 paintings by Purvis Young, the late Miami folk artist who employed a vocabulary of recurring symbols to form a commentary on urban life. The pieces — on wood, metal, fabric and paper and ranging in size from intimate to one more than 4 feet by 6 feet — have been drawn from a private collection.
Through Oct. 28. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays. 51 N Main St., Clayton. 706-782-2440, www.mainstreetgallery.net.