The new exhibit at the High Museum features oil paintings, photography, drawings, jewelry and video work of Salvidor Dali. If you haven’t gone to see the exhibit, you have got to do it soon. It’s fantastic!
Some of what struck me at the exhibit was the enormous amount of religious iconography he featured in much of his oil paintings after the time of his famous surrealist paintings. However, he continues to use art detailing like dramatic foreshortening, heavy shadow and exaggerated perspective and scale. Some of my favorite attributes of Dali’s work is his wonderful attention to detail and his unique juxtaposition of objects like floating animals, bugs, landscapes, etc.
Creative Loafing (in cahoots with High Museum) commissioned me and 5 other artists to paint newspaper boxes that were Dali inspired. About a month ago, CL worked with other artist to do something similar. You can see some examples of work here! It’s all very cool – These boxes did not have any restrictions on design however. We worked individually on the project for about 2 weeks and turned them in this past week. The boxes will be featured in their September Issue and will be placed at hot spots in Atlanta around town.
Creative Loafing has planned an exhibition for the artists this Thursday, September 2 at The Sound Table on Edgewood Ave. The six custom newspaper boxes will be on display. Doors open at 5pm with Violet Hour specialty drink prices till 7pm. $3 Miller High Life bottles all night, every night. DJ Mafioso will be spinning Latin beats until they make him stop!
Come support the arts!