Art Talks: Michi Meko

Atlanta-based artist, Michi Meko will be presenting a new exhibition of work at the Galleries  that opening on January 27. In this lecture Meko will discuss his practice which as a multidisciplinary artist, draws influence from rural southern culture and contemporary urban subcultures. The works act as navigation maps and movements to convey narratives based in the personal and historic.

Artist & Designer Keetra Dean Dixon Visiting the Dodd

"Me/We" custom lettering for the New York Times

Keetra Dean Dixon is an artist, designer and director who has worked as an experiential design director in New York but has also run her own independent studio practice in rural Alaska focusing on lettering, sculpture, and product design projects. Her hybrid background often leads her work towards speculative terrain, leveraging both emergent technologies and process-focused, collaborative making.

Music in the Galleries: Historic Sunsets

Join us in the Galleries for a set by Historic Sunsets, an Athens-based experimental pop quartet that draws influence from freakfolk and French dreampop. Fronted by poet/multi-instrumentalist Thibault Raoult, the Sunsets feature Maria Kindt on electric viola, Jacob Sunderlin on bass, and Neil Haydon on percussion. Their debut album, Girl with Lute, 1927, was self-released in 2015. Listen here: historicsunsets.bandcamp.com/

Performance in the Galleries: The Innocents

The Dodd Galleries presents Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble, Bent Frequency (Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble) performing a concert  inspired by Taryn Simon's photo essay "The Innocence Project",  which examines the issue of wrongful conviction in the American penal system. Simon traveled across the US photographing and interviewing individuals who had been wrongly convicted and served time for crimes they did not commit. The individuals photographed were exonerated through DNA evidence.

Dodd Alumnus Nic Walter Combines Art and Science in Museum Work

Katharina Grosse Rockaway! exhibition, MoMA PS1

A big congratulations from the School of Art to recent alumnus Nic Walter, who joins the staff of MoMA PS1 in New York City this fall. In this position, Walter brings together his interest in art, research, and the social sciences, much as he did as an undergraduate student at The University of Georgia. Walter pursued interdisciplinary studies focsed on visual perception, graduating with a BA degree in Cognitive Sciences, a BS degree in Psychology, and a BA degree in Art History in December of 2015.

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