June 13, 2014
Custodians of the LOW Museum. Pastiche Lumumba, Theodore McLee, Jordan Stubbs.

Custodians of the LOW Museum. Pastiche Lumumba, Theodore McLee, Jordan Stubbs.

May 31, 2014
LOWENNIAL No.1
MONDAY JULY 21 // 7-10pm
550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave // Atlanta, GA
#LOWennial

LOWENNIAL No.1

MONDAY JULY 21 // 7-10pm

550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave // Atlanta, GA

#LOWennial

May 16, 2014

Cara Mayuski - Area Moments

Monday May 19th  //  7-10pm

Area Moments explores second hand experiences generated by digital encounters. The exhibition integrates affective media objects into overtly fabricated infrastructures. Mayuski’s self-referential and interdependent constructions obscure the distinction between authorship and labor by faithfully recreating familiar elements of our largely manufactured contemporary environment.

March 31, 2014
PHILIA: Performance In Process //
4/4/14 at 7:00 PM //
ORION CROOK x PRINCE DIANA x XANDER ALEXANDER

PHILIA: Performance In Process //

4/4/14 at 7:00 PM //

ORION CROOK x PRINCE DIANA x XANDER ALEXANDER

7:23pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZzJ_-s1Blxhgz
  
Filed under: performance ART 
March 24, 2014










Tonight!


Dispose is a curatorial experiment by Steffen Sornpao, utilizing eight photographers to generate content to be played with in an installation format. Based off the word dispose meaning, “to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement,” the show creates an environment of methodically placed images to activate the space and blur the lines between show room and installation. The role as curator, artist, and participant are intertwined to create a singular photographic experience. The viewer is subjected to construct relationships and conversation between images coming from multiple sources.Curated by:Steffen SornpaoPhotographers:Brandon EnglishJeff HopperPastiche LumumbaRiley O’shaughnessyMax RamsSteffen SornpaoJordan StubbsAustin YappExhibition Dates: Monday, March 24th-April 11thOpening Reception: Monday, March 24th 7-10pmGallery Hours: By appointment onlyThe Low Museum550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NEAtlanta, GA 30312

Tonight!
Dispose is a curatorial experiment by Steffen Sornpao, utilizing eight photographers to generate content to be played with in an installation format. Based off the word dispose meaning, “to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement,” the show creates an environment of methodically placed images to activate the space and blur the lines between show room and installation. The role as curator, artist, and participant are intertwined to create a singular photographic experience. The viewer is subjected to construct relationships and conversation between images coming from multiple sources.

Curated by:
Steffen Sornpao

Photographers:
Brandon English
Jeff Hopper
Pastiche Lumumba
Riley O’shaughnessy
Max Rams
Steffen Sornpao
Jordan Stubbs
Austin Yapp

Exhibition Dates: Monday, March 24th-April 11th
Opening Reception: Monday, March 24th 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: By appointment only

The Low Museum
550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

February 13, 2014

"Trophy Scarves" by Nate Hill

SUPREMATICISM: CULTURAL AND AESTHETIC WHITENESS

Sophia Frissell | Devidyal Givens | Charity Harris | Nate Hill | Theodore McLee | Rebecca Price | Estela Semeco | Marcus Tanner | Beau Torres | Laura Vela | Patricia Villafane | Louis CK

CURATOR STATEMENT

White is everywhere. The color serves as the ‘neutral’ walls of art galleries and museums. Paintings begin with a ‘blank’ canvas. This text is printed on white paper. Beau Torres’s “Suprematism/Supremacism” is  also on white paper but the text is white and it nearly disappears in its own ‘neutral’ background. A major aspect of dominance is that it functions largely by being invisible, casting all that is not dominant into the category of “Other”. And so culturally, beyond the realm of just aesthetic whiteness, White people themselves function in a similar vain by representing the “norm”, and thus become centered as “default” human beings, which juxtaposes all who are marked as racially different as the subsequent Other in this circumstance, and affirms the privilege inherent in racial Whiteness. In his photo,”Asshole”, Marcus Tanner begs the question of the limits surrounding White privilege, by interestingly pointing to its embodiment in self-selected homelessness, which calls us to examine something seemingly out of place, and forces us to ask why such an event is outside of the realm of what we commonly see and expect in regard to white bodies in our current economic environment of capitalism. By playing with both this cultural phenomenon of Whiteness as capital, as well as other themes of literal capitalism and heteronormativity, Patricia Villafane’s photo series takes White bodies and literally transforms them into human models by making mannequins of them. What results is an incredibly blatant depiction of Whiteness, which is rarely the topic of conversation within a U.S. context, in which White people are the racial majority. However, this is not the case in San Pedro, Guatemala where Devidyal Givens’ daughter, Trinidad, stands out on a street populated with brown bodies. White bodies do not stand out in the US. In fact, the ubiquity of their privilege often lends them a stake in defining the standard of beauty, which Laura Vela’s illustrates in her painting, “Brown Grrrl, White Doll” by looking into the early age at which this standard of beauty is introduced. Her piece conjures to mind the detrimental  effects such a standard can have on the self image of young girls of color who are already subject to objectification in a generally misogynistic society. Exploring similar notions, Estela Semeco’s “Suck it In” features tampons, a chiefly western method of feminine hygiene  and “refers to the bloated, dissatisfied sensation many women may be familiar with in relation to their own bodies.” In advertisements, such as those in Rebecca Price’s “Sexy Wallpaper” white bodies are so pervasive that even non-white bodies are subsumed by conforming to the white standard of beauty.  Charity Harris’ “Bloom” is a dress made of coffee filters but it cannot escape the connotation of the white wedding gown which symbolizes virginity. The misnomer of white purity is evident in Theodore McLee’s “Natural, Wholesome, Pure” that features normalized foods that are in fact all bleached. The purity of whiteness here is manufactured. These standards privilege white women in that the qualities attached to aesthetic whiteness such as purity and innocence become invaluable when placed on the stage of patriarchy. Nate Hill satirizes this value with his “Trophy Scarves” portraits in which he “wear[s] white women for status and power.” While Hill’s satire functions by leveraging racism against misogyny, the valuation of the white female body functions conversely in Sophia Frissell’s “Missing” which is based on the artist’s escape from an attempted kidnapping during which she lost a shoe among other things in the perpetrator’s trunk.

January 22, 2014

burnawayga:

Creative Loafing mentioned the Low Museum today. It’s on the “Boulevard Ridge,” the first ridge east of the Peachtree Street ridge and a very fine feeling outdoor space like few others in Atlanta. 

January 21, 2014
February is #WhiteHistoryMonth at the Low. The monthlong program also features a special white Videogramme and a panel discussion on Whiteness.
SUPREMATI’CISM: Cultural and Aesthetic Whiteness
Monday February 10th    7-10PM
The Low Museum
550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave Unit A // ATL GA

February is #WhiteHistoryMonth at the Low. The monthlong program also features a special white Videogramme and a panel discussion on Whiteness.

SUPREMATI’CISM: Cultural and Aesthetic Whiteness

Monday February 10th    7-10PM

The Low Museum

550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave Unit A // ATL GA

December 20, 2013
Hashtags for fine art at the newly minted Low Museum

The Low Museum in Creative Loafing

December 16, 2013
TONIGHT 7PM-UNTIL… @ thelowmuseum
THE SECOND IN OUR SERIES OF DRUNK CRITIQUES. BYOB. BRING A VOICE. BE PREPARED TO CRITICALLY ENGAGE CONTEMPORARY CULTURE THROUGH ARTS AND THE LIKE.

TONIGHT 7PM-UNTIL… @ thelowmuseum

THE SECOND IN OUR SERIES OF DRUNK CRITIQUES. BYOB. BRING A VOICE. BE PREPARED TO CRITICALLY ENGAGE CONTEMPORARY CULTURE THROUGH ARTS AND THE LIKE.