Images have the ability to capture the tiniest details, things that people wouldn’t normally see. Photographer Sally Mann captures these themes in her images, instead of just taking a surface level view of society. She uses her artistic skills to approach the hard, taboo topics like: death, immortality, and even racism. Her photos translate to a thousand crossings, a thousand different journeys, stories, voices, and perspectives.
Sculpture is an entirely different and unique art form; it is tangible and interactive, and almost begs to be touched. Whenever I am strolling through an exhibition and come across a sculpture, I have the sudden urge to touch the surface of it to feel the texture of the piece. I resist this urge and observe from afar, like any dignified museum-goer, but it always makes me wonder why human beings feel the need to respond physically to an art form.
It is hard to be vulnerable in today’s society, especially with the negativity surrounding the current state of the nation’s social, economic, and political climates. Most people feel the need to protect themselves and wear a smile covering any hurt that they may feel inside. However, Atlanta artist and curator Eugene V. Byrd III, deconstructs this concept and openly depicts this widespread sense of disconnectedness and sadness in his new exhibit called “Sullen.” Sullen is currently on display at Future Gallery located in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia.
When was the last time you saw graffiti? Maybe you noticed a tag written in neon spray paint on an overpass or a sketch scrawled on the wall outside of the train station. Starting on December 5th, 2019—when the Museum of Graffiti opens its doors in Miami, Florida, you will have the chance to check your coat, purchase a ticket, and view street art from a different perspective.
Through all barriers, there is one thing that humans generally revere: ART. Music, visual art or dance, whatever your art of choice is, most societies have placed a high value on creativity. It can bring people together, which is where Franz Szony finds his voice.