The tools were out, framed prints were propped against the wall and the Brenau Galleries' staff was busy at work at the University's North Atlanta campus this afternoon. They were just beginning to hang my photographs from The Mutable Sea series when I arrived. Admittedly, the space (two very long hallways, plus the main lobby) was a bit overwhelming. Even though these are large prints (30 x 30", framed), I couldn't imagine them filling that much space. But they did, and quite nicely.
The exhibit, which features 30 pieces, will be up just in time to greet students for the fall semester, which begins next Monday. Another exhibit, Local Color, with photographs by local artists fills the back hall, and paintings from the University's Permanent Art Collection finish out a fourth hallway. I love the way they have turned these common spaces into galleries that will be seen and enjoyed by students each day.
A joint opening reception for all of the exhibits has been scheduled in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and will be held October 10 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. I'll be giving an artist's talk and will have signed copies of my latest book, The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change, available. The public is invited.
Galleries Director Melissa Morgan and Galleries Manager Allison Murphy have been a pleasure to work with, as has the North Atlanta Campus Director Yarden Hixson. I'd like to thank them all for their support, encouragement and enthusiasm for this project. The exhibit will hang through the remainder of the year. Beginning January, 2014, The Mutable Sea will be available from Brenau University as a traveling exhibition.