Welcome to Deer Bear Wolf Weekly. Every Monday from now on, this page will contain recommendations of Atlanta art, music, and lit events for the coming week. It will also showcase art, music, or literature recently released by local artists.
There's a ton going on this Valentine's week, so this first edition of DBW Weekly will focus solely on highlighting some of the more interesting events.
Monday, Feb 10:
100 Watt Horse // Highlander // Nadia Marie // Years @ 529
This is the most intriguing local show of the week for me. I'm excited to see all four acts. 100 Watt Horse is the solo project of Wowser Bowser's George Pettis, and this show will see the debut of a full band lineup. Highlander came out of nowhere last year, and their single "Blankets" was one of my favorite locally released songs of 2013. Nadia Marie is formerly of Curio Museum, and she plays a harp, which is awesome. And Years features members of two Atlanta faves, Hello Ocho and Small Reactions.
SUPREMATI'CISM: an exhibition of cultural and aesthetic whiteness @ The Low Museum
The name of the exhibition is a portmanteau of "Suprematism" and [white] "Supremacy". The term SUPREMATISM, coined by russian painter/theorist Kasmir Malevich, refers to an abstract art based upon “the supremacy of pure artistic feeling” rather than on visual depiction of objects. One of Malevich's most famous suprematist works "White on White", is a painting of a white square on a white background. WHITE SUPREMACY is the belief of, and/or promotion of the belief, that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds. SUPREMATI'CISM juxtaposes the cultural meme of white supremacy with the artistic meme of white as neutral, invisible, pure, etc.
Featuring works by Sophia Frissell, Devidyal Givens, Charity Harris, Nate Hill, Theodore McLee, Rebecca Price, Estela Semeco, Marcus Tanner, Beau Torres, Laura Vela, Patricia Villafane
Tuesday, Feb 11:
(RESCHEDULED FOR FEB 18) Writers Exchange @ The Goat Farm Arts Center
Writers Exchange allows writers to share work aloud for 10 minutes and get impressions, observations and analysis from other writers for 5 minutes. All genres and disciplines are welcome. Both inexperienced as well as practiced writers are encouraged to attend. It's an opportunity to connect with other Atlanta writers and experiment with different voices and different genres.
Clan Destined | Dropout | deadCAT | Hosted by Dillon @ 529
Hey guys and gals! Two of your favorite bartenders got jacked and lost everthing they had. This show is to help them get back on their feet.
We've got an awesome line up including deadCAT, Dropout, and a Clan Destined reunion! (Say what!) DJ Set and hosting by Dillon!
Wednesday, Feb 12:
(RESCHEDULED FOR FEB 19) WRITE CLUB ATLANTA CHAPTER 32: WHISKEY AND ROSES @ 644 North Highland Ave
The latest edition of Atlanta's pioneering lit event goes down this week. For those of you not familiar, Write Club pits two writers against each other performing seven minute pieces on opposing ideas. This month's bouts include Jesse Price (ALONE) v Kara Cantrell (TOGETHER), Myke Johns (LOVE) v Randy Osborne (LUST), and Ellaree Yeagley (DOMINANT) v Adam Lowe (SUBMISSIVE).
(CANCELLED) CELEBRATION w/ Georges Bataille Battle Cry, Designer, Suffer Dragon, Twin Studies @ 529
Three notable local acts together here: Art-punks GBBC, dream-gazers Twin Studies, and Suffer Dragon, which features members of Faun and a Pan Flute.
Thursday, Feb 13:
(RESCHEDULED FOR APR 10) Vouched & The Five Hundred Present @ The Goat Farm Arts Center
The Atlanta-based, online flash-fiction website The Five Hundred celebrates its anniversary, teaming up with Vouched, one of the most invaluable supporters of the local literary scene. There will be readings by Aric Davis, John Carroll, Amy Stufflebeam, James Silver and Daniel Lamb.
OPENING RECEPTION: Looks Good on Paper @ Spruill Gallery
Over fifty local artists will be featured in this exhibition of works produced on paper. There should be a wide variety of styles on display.
Friday, Feb 14:
Valentines Day w/ HELLO OCHO * DIP * HOUDINNE @ The EARL
Hello Ocho playing Valentines Day is becoming something of a tradition, and it will most certainly be a fun way to party the holiday away.
team luis presents: VALENTINE DAZE with COUSIN DAN, xXgLaSsLuShxX, GO DREAMER, MISS BRITTA @ Star Bar
Of course, Cousin Dan is a sexy way to celebrate, too.
Saturday, Feb 15:
"The Brightness" @ Beep Beep Gallery
Zalop: Illusory Correspondence Art @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
Curated by Michael Orr, an Atlanta based artist, who has been active in the MailArt network since 2008. The show will comprise a wide range of styles and media.
BB I LUV U PARTY @ The Mammal Gallery
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