Saturday, May 8, 2010

Submit to Paul Thomas

You may ask yourself, what is this 6X6? You may ask yourself, why should I submit? You may tell yourself, this is not my 6X6. This is not my beautiful light. But it is -- don't hide it under a bushel. Submit and be seen.

Curated by Athens' own international art star Paul Thomas, the deadline to submit is May 21.

More About Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas has his hands in a lot of different things. Known to many as the proprietor of a series of salons offering vintage goods, conversation, and performance, he is now a full-time artist. His recent work includes being one of 14 contemporary artists chosen to augment the Dada Retrospective at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in the International Dada Exhibition: "Born-Again Dada" at the District of Columbia Contemporary Arts Center, in Washington D.C.; the exhibit "Portraits of the American Subconscious" at the Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA; video and sound installations at the Contemporary in Atlanta and the AUX Festival, in Athens, GA; writings and collage work; and serving as curator/ consultant to the LM Gallery in Williamsburg, Va.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nature Swamped Us

It's the strangest thing. Last night, we were expecting Kim Kirby to come up front and preside over the 6X6 Nature event. Instead, this strange swamp creature emerged from the darkness to speak softly and surprisingly sweetly about how nature is our temple. No explanation was offered, but the work that followed was sweet (Sabrina Cuadra's Human Nature), funny (Dan Osborne's mockumentary about plastic cups in the wild), and snap-crackle-and popping (Ted Kuhn's performance involving massive quantities of Rice Krispies and PBR). Just when you thought it couldn't get any stranger...

Selections for Nature
Coming up next: 6X6 Light, curated by Paul Thomas. Be a part of it! Submit by May 21!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

6X6 #3: Nature, Through the Kaleidoscope Eyes of Kim Kirby

Caralion, by Eddie Whelan
Nature is not for the faint of heart: it's beastly, chaotic, and in constant upheaval. And forget about those little bunnies and pretty flowers. Kim Kirby prefers her nature to be unnaturally colored, fragmented, computerized, and disposable. The selected works come from Athens, Mexico, Delaware, and Florida, including a performance by Ted Kuhn, a video by Sabrina Cuadra, and more. Nature blooms at 6X6, this Wednesday, May 5 at the Ciné Lab from 7-8 pm. Be a part of it; be there!