One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park presents Displace, an exhibition of mixed-media works by Brian Giwojna and Franca Nucci Haynes. Both artists explore themes of nostalgia and memory in their work, deconstructing and rearranging everyday objects and scenes to create something challenging and new.

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Multi-media artist Brian Giwojna explores nostalgia, loss, and the passage of time in much of his work. Giwojna alters images to expose the dark side that can sometimes exist underneath a beautiful exterior. By eliminating sections from his images, he’s asking the viewer to imagine what was once there. Memory figures prominently in his latest work because of his mother’s recent diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Collage artist Franca Nucci Haynes surrounds herself with the detritus of the everyday, which she collects on her travels and on walks around her neighborhood. She has a special fondness for the written word and often incorporates scraps of to-do lists and old letters into her abstract compositions. Haynes plays with the ideas of transparency and ambiguity in her work and is more interested in asking questions than in providing answers.

Displace opens Friday, October 24th with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The show will run through January 2nd.

One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park proudly presents a new one night exhibition, Love and Ping Pong, works by Diana Prescott Sandrini.

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One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park presents “Love and Ping Pong,” an exhibition of works by Diana Prescott Sandrini.

Sandrini’s acute observation and deft hand skills are evident in this collection of drawings, and their large size lends itself to her rapid and loose drawing style. Charcoal and white space hold equal footing in the work, making one just as important as the other.

Says Sandrini of the show’s title, “Love and ping pong run deeply throughout this body of work, but you will see images of neither. They are the things that fueled and sustained me in the making of these drawings.”

Love was what powered her through long hours alone in the studio. Though the drawings don’t explicitly represent it, for Sandrini they stand as evidence of a time in her life when love was in abundance.

And ping pong? There was a ping pong table in the studio complex where Sandrini was working, and ping pong became a daily ritual. Simply moving her body after being still for so long, focusing only on a ball, a paddle, and a table, proved a great way to take a break without disrupting the creative flow. “I found it an incredible boon to my work,” says Sandrini.

Sandrini received her BFA from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and has worked at many prestigious galleries and museums in Philadelphia, in addition to running a papermaking business. She also had a rock band for six years and released three records with Absolutely Kosher Records in San Francisco. When she left music to return to the visual arts, Sandrini began to draw. “The love of charcoal and cotton paper took over completely,” says Sandrini.

“Love and Ping Pong” will show for one night only on Friday, November 15th with an artist’s reception from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

One Twelve Gallery is located inside City Church Eastside, in Suite 5 of the Stove Works Lofts, at 112 Krog Street, Atlanta, GA 30307. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit onetwelvegallery.com.


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Please join us for an artists’ reception Friday, August 9th from 7 to 9 pm. The show will run through October 27th.

One Twelve Gallery presents “Convergence,” a group exhibition of 28 local visual and performance artists. “Convergence” brings together a diverse group of artists and mediums.

The opening night reception will not only be be jam packed with new and diverse visual art but feature several music and word performances. Performing that night only: Kyle Christopher, Jim Dolas, John Donovan, Derek Hensel, Stacey Hensel, Jack Jirak, Tracy Montgomery, Allen Stone and Linda Stone, as well as floral designs by Sasha Cox.

The show’s entire lineup includes:
Acree Graham, Adam Bellinger, Allen Stone, Becca Wood, Beth Giannakakis, Brant Barber, Caroline Golin, Chris Van Beneden, Derek Hensel, Devon Gregory, Jack Jirak, Jenny Highsmith, Jessica Purser, Jim Dolas, John Donovan, Justin Roth, Kevin Byrd, Kyle Christopher, Lauren Gilkenson, Linda Stone, Mauricio Talero, Mike Sink, Natalie, Nelson, Ryan Collier, Sasha Cox, Stacey Hensel, Suzy Shultz, Tracy Montgomery


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One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park proudly presents our new exhibition, REALMS.

One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park presents “Realms,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jeanie Tomanek, Scott Dupree, and George Long.

Painter Jeanie Tomanek left the corporate world behind several yearsago to focus on developing her style and voice as a painter. Tomanek’s work explores memory, dreams, literature, folk tales, and myths. Says Tomanek, “My figures often bear the scars and imperfections that, to me, characterize the struggle to become.”

Painter Scott Dupree had a nomadic childhood, sometimes living on a sailboat and other times traveling across the U.S. in his family’s Volkswagen. This early exposure to regional traditions and cultures fostered a curiosity and appreciation for history and how Americans’ everyday lives are influenced by the past.

“My art is painted still life theatre that critically examines the historical, social, and political conditions that define the 21st century,” says Dupree. His paintings, like Tomanek’s, are often “narratives of becoming.”

Artist George Long works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. This series depicts children at work and play. Long’s process involves manipulating a drawing to create repetition and a sense of movement and action. This manipulation both degrades and enhances the image, with figures fading, shifting, and overlapping. The final images have a dreamlike quality – a sense of a fleeting memory.

“Realms” opens Friday, May 10th with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The show will run through July 21st.

One Twelve Gallery is located inside City Church Eastside, in Suite 5of the Stove Works Lofts, at 112 Krog Street, Atlanta, GA 30307. Thegallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and byappointment. For more information, visit onetwelvegallery.com.

 

One Twelve Gallery in the Stove Works of Inman Park proudly presents Missiles, Plastics and a Bear, a mixed-media exhibition featuring works by Atlanta-based artist Kevin Byrd.

A trip to Marfa, Texas exposed Byrd to the modernist works of Donald Judd, John Chamberlain and Dan Flavin. Their ideas about site-specific art and experimentation with new materials has been a key influence in his most recent work.

In Byrd’s Ballistic Missiles series, nuclear weapons are reduced to just their black and white markings, minimizing their threatening nature and celebrating their visual simplicity. It’s bright, it’s fun – it’s ballistic missiles.

Byrd’s Transpose series explores minimalism, light and material. He experiments with technique and how the work is produced – by hand or by machine – and  what implications those techniques have.

Missiles, Plastics and a Bear opens Friday, November 2 with an artist’s reception from 7 to 9 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The show will run through January 20.

The reception will also feature the music of Geographic North.

RSVP on Facebook!

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One Twelve Gallery is located inside City Church Eastside, in Suite 5 of the Stove Works Lofts, at 112 Krog Street, Atlanta, GA 30307. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit onetwelvegallery.com.


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One Twelve Gallery proudly presents our next exhibit, Spaces.

Spaces is an exhibition featuring abstract landscape paintings by four Atlanta artists.

  • Artist, writer and filmmaker Loretta Paraguassu has many talents, but painting is her professed true love. Paraguassu experiments with oils, watercolors and ink to create paintings that explore the human experience and the beauty of the world around us.
  • Artist and architect Helen Ferguson Crawford uses the medium of painting to weave narratives about the places and things she observes in her daily life. Crawford often writes stories and poems to accompany her abstract landscapes – sometimes the painting inspires the writing, and other times it’s the opposite. Though the pieces may share a mood and tone, they stand on their own as independent works of art.
  • Artist Eva Magill-Oliver has always turned to nature as a source of inspiration and equilibrium. Magill-Oliver recently returned home to the U.S. after living abroad in Paris, France for several years. In her recent landscape work, Magill-Oliver explores the upheaval of a transatlantic move: “when the routine of daily life can often seem unfamiliar in a very familiar environment.”
  • Many of artist Martha Stiles’ paintings portray life on the fruit farm where she grew up. Her works often have a dreamlike quality – abstract depictions of a childhood spent exploring orchards, vineyards, woods and fields on horseback. Says Stiles, “There is a story in the painting of my experience in those places.”

This exciting exhibit opens *this* Friday at One Twelve Gallery!

RSVP on Facebook!

For more info, go to onetwelvegallery.com!


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The next opening at One Twelve Gallery is opening on Friday, May 4th and entitled “Resurrected”.  The event is free and open to the public.

Resurrected is a display focused on mixed media art and features four Atlanta-area artists:

  • Artist Abi Wright uses the medium of collage to explore themes such as femininity, technology and old vs. new. She is interested in the idea of taking objects apart—cutting, tearing, burning—and then reassembling them to give them new life and purpose.
  • Woodworkers Derek Hensel and Michael Sink began collaborating about a year ago. It wasn’t their original intention to create art—they just started hacking up some wood salvaged from an old house, and the ideas started flowing. Says Hensel, “We love the idea of using wood that would have ended up in a dumpster to create something meaningful. The incorporation of light into the pieces allows the materials to tell a story. It’s amazing to realize that most of the wood we used hasn’t had light cast on it for a century.”
  • Sculptor Patrick Toups became interested in the foundry process and iron casting while studying sculpture at East Carolina University and later at Georgia State. Says Toups about his work, “I let my material dictate what the sculpture wants to be. There is no forcing it to happen, just a relationship to how I work with it as it manifests itself.”

RSVP for the opening on Facebook!

The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 4pm and by appointment with the show closing on July 22nd.

For more info, please visit onetwelvegallery.com


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Roots Exhibit at 112 Gallery

The grand opening for One Twelve Gallery’s next exhibit, “Roots”, is Friday, February 10th at 7pm. This artists’ reception is free and open to the public.
Roots is a photography exhibition featuring botanical-themed works by three Atlanta artists:
  • Susannah Masarie has traveled and photographed extensively around the U.S. and the world.  A conservationist and lover of the outdoors, Masarie uses photography to capture lovely but minute details that often go overlooked.
  • Photographer and Wisconsin native Gail Des Jardin uses her camera to capture the nuances of scenes and places that might otherwise be forgotten. Des Jardin specializes in landscape photography and botanical portraiture.
  • Photographer Cindy Sheffield Michaels is a native Mississippian who now calls Decatur, Georgia home. Michaels’ current passion is macrophotography—a technique that renders tiny details larger than life.
During the opening, there will also be a special performance by the Huston-Todd Guitar Duo, internationally renowned guitarists Richard Todd and John Huston (Huston-Todd Guitar Duo). http://www.hustontodd.com/
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Outside of the opening, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 4pm and by appointment, with the show closing on April 22.

For more information, please visit onetwelvegallery.com


Tom Conlon with Troy Bronsink Friday 12/16, 7:30 pm

Songs spanning seasons

Enjoy a great evening of music with singer songwriters Tom Conlon and Troy Bronsink. Tom Conlon will be playing songs from his diverse catalog spanning 15 years including songs to celebrate Christmas.

Check out more on Tom and his music.

Friday, December 16 at 7:30pm

One Twelve Gallery Foyer

$10 admission


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This Friday night from 6 to 9pm, an event benefiting those in developing countries entitled Beyond Fair Trade will take place.

Through the sale of goods crafted by individuals in developing countries, Beyond Fair Trade is an initiative meant to provide empowerment and a living to many individuals who have often faced starvation, genocide and sexual violence.

This Friday, December 2nd, be at the 112 Gallery event space  for this special event.  During this holiday season, think of it as giving times two.  More information can be found on Facebook.




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