Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jennifer, Patti, and Peggy

The Power of Now, Julie Blackmon

Oh, Happy Day, Maggie Taylor

Elvis from Arrangement in Green and Black, Aline Smithson

Pipelines 3, Michael Marshall

Jennifer Schwartz opened her gallery two years ago to serve Atlanta's growing contemporary photography community and market. A Southerner at heart, Jennifer hails from Richmond and has her BA from Colgate, and her MA from Georgia State. Prior to opening her photography gallery in 2009, Jennifer owned a successful commercial photography business for a decade.

Just last month, she relocated to 1000 Marietta Street, and happens to be directly across the parking lot from us, over on the Westside. Previously located in TULA Art Center on Bennet Street, the gallery is now a part of the Westside Arts District. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 5, Jennifer Schwartz gallery seeks to promote both emerging contemporary photographers, as well as more established artists.

Please join JSG this Friday night from 7 - 10 p.m. for the opening of Still.Life., featuring Julie Blackmon, Michael Marshall, Maggie Taylor and Aline Smithson.

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Author of Just Kids

If you haven't read it yet, go buy it now. A poetic memoir regaling the roller coaster ride that was life at the Chelsea Hotel in the late 60's, and early 70's, Just Kids is beautifully written. Rife with high-highs and low-lows, the rise to fame and success for Patti Smith and her love Robert Mapplethorpe, was not an easy one. At times depressing, and often enlightening, Smith takes you down the rabbit hole into another world altogether. By the end, you might feel you could call Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix a friend, not to mention Patti herself.

Although not a brand new release, Jeremy Irons brought this book to our attention back in March, when we were seated next to him at lunch in New York City, following a trip to the Park Avenue Armory Show. Over 'Cajun poulet' and cappuccino, he feverishly read Just Kids after finishing the crossword in the Times. As it so happened, during that trip we were in the process of reading the last few pages of our then current read, Peggy Guggenheim: Confessions of an Art Addict, and in dire need of a new book. If you are looking for a fantastic memoir about life as a relentless champion of the arts in the early 20th century, this is a MUST READ! Responsible in large part for launching Jackson Pollack's career, Peggy's life journey is fascinating, and you will not put it down.

Suggestions for our next book??

1 comment:

Click Clique said...

Point Omega by Don DeLillo. It's a departure from his large novels, but it's precisely mysterious. I love that the inspiration for the book comes from Douglas Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho video. A great, intense and thoughtful read.