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EXHIBITS

IGNACIO MICHAUD Opening Reception NOV. 6- Closing DEC. 23

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Kingfisher Art Co, 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

Opening Reception for the Ignacio Michaud Exhibit Saturday November 6, 5pm-7pm. EXHIBIT: Nov. 6- Dec. 23, 2021

Ignacio Michaud (Chilean, b 1979) is a contemporary painter. He received his BFA from Universidad Católica de Chile. His work has been exhibited in multiple group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Atlanta among other cities. He lives and works in Atlanta, GA. Ignacio’s current work began when impulse-driven sketches became his way to express his experiences in a new country. With the everyday demands of a day job, he was suddenly exposed to the lives of a large and diverse immigrant community. In the last 16 years he’s produced hundreds of these sketches and used them as the structural framework for his paintings. Rigorously following an intuitive method, he describes being drawn to raw perceptions and associations. His project is built on the premise that our experiences can be reduced to bits of information and that a method that relies on quick and spontaneous decisions, when contained, can bring forth greater narrative precision.

Ignacio Michaud is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

THE ART OF SHANE MACGOWEN (The Pogues) RIFF ticketed Reception Nov. 14- Closing Dec. 11

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Kingfisher Art Co., 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

The Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) presents: The Art of Shane MacGowen, featuring a ticketed reception Sunday, November 14 at 9pm at Kingfisher, following a screening of Crock of Gold at the DeSoto at 6:30pm.

"Chaotic, neurotic, narcotic, erotic. Somewhere deep inside him there’s a tap with ‘art’ written on it and whenever he feels like it he opens it up and out pours a torrent of mercuric, violent, rude, sexy, blasphemous, bollock-naked and - would you believe it? - occasionally tender imagery. It’s the spit, snot and tears of art. Splattering onto the page in a psychic storm of lines and words. In the flexible art of Shane MacGowan, everything is possible! It happens on whatever is at hand. Sick bags on planes are a favourite canvas. I love how the red ones on a journey to Russia are re-used as handy communist sketch materials. And see how the Club World notepaper from his pricey Pogues record company flying days gets transformed with a few monstrous squiggles into a membership card for the Mile High Club! Cheeky! As a songwriter – one of the best, ever - Shane has always been a great storyteller. His music leads your emotions on a myriad journeys, from pain to laughs. His art does that, too. It keeps changing moods. One moment, it’s chaos. The next, it’s tenderness.” -Waldemar Januszczak

The Art Of Shane MacGowen exhibit will feature signed and unsigned prints from his new Art Book: "It's rare for a creative genius like Shane to have one avenue of output. Such an incendiary talent is likely to have a multitude of facilities whereby his talent might infiltrate the atmosphere and change the climate as know it. And so, revealed here, in the pages to follow, is Shane’s propensity for the wild, for the absurd, for the political, for the beautiful, all funnelled and threaded through the needle of his pen. But, this time, in this book, not via the tool of language. Instead, Shane’s visual acuity will take the lead. His visions will speak for themselves. Sometimes they will invoke wonder, sometimes they might appear decidedly threatening, but, regardless of medium, his work will always be full of poetry - a bit a like the great man, and my great friend, himself; the great artist, Shane MacGowan". -Johnny Depp

The Art Reception will be a catered event with food and beverages, and Shane's wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, will be present. If you would like to attend, you must obtain a RIFF All Access Pass ($150). Passes can be purchased at www.riffga.com/passes.

LINDA MITCHELL Opening Reception JAN. 8- Closing FEB. 12, 2022

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Kingfisher Art Co, 9 East 2nd Ave. 5&7, Rome

Opening Reception: January 8, 2022 , 5pm-7pm Exhibit: January 8- February 12, 2022

About the artist:

After studying at Georgia State University and Berry College, Mitchell attended the University of Georgia, receiving a BFA in 1982. While there she developed a special interest in lithography, and she credits printmaking for spurring her feeling for layering images and materials. Mitchell went on to receive an MFA in painting from the University of Georgia in 1990, and an MFA in sculpture from Georgia State University in 1994. A collage class that Mitchell took near the end of graduate school became a real impetus in her developing a personal visual language. Collage allowed her to combine her impulse for image-making with her sculptural facility.

In 2000 Mitchell began creating large acrylic paintings that combined actual objects with painted illusion. This work culminated in a 8'x18' installation of over-lapping paintings, Embrace the Messy, exhibited in 2004. The show’s title embodies the artist’s intuitive approach that allows poetic meaning to emerge from the highly textural layering of painted and digital images with a variety of materials. Mitchell’s sculptural inclination was spurred after the birth of her son in 1995 and she began making animal figures using Play-Doh. In 2006 she started sewing fabric animals as well. The animal figures have been used as models for paintings and as photographic images collaged to the surface of pieces. The animals often express human emotions as they are combined with images of ephemeral beauty from nature. In 2006, she created Serio in Verse, which alternated paintings with sculptural fabric animals, and in 2007 Louis XIV: Too Much Will Never Be Enough. The latter is ruled by a fabric sculpture of Louis XIV as a horned animal avatar, flanked by fantastic paintings inspired by Mitchell’s European​ travels. In 2013, she completed Ra: The God of All Creatures and the Fabric of the Universe, and in 2014, Closet Monster installation.

Linda Mitchell has exhibited her paintings extensively with her solo exhibitions including those at Museum of Greater Lafayette (IN) (Scheduled for 2014), Piedmont Arts Association (VA), Danville Museum (VA), Creative Arts Guild (GA), MacNider Museum (IA), Valdosta State University (GA), Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (VA), Peninsula Fine Arts Center (VA), Gallery One Twelve (GA), Radford University Museum (VA), Visual Arts Center of NW Florida, Mary G. Hardin Center for the Arts (AL), Spiva Center for the Arts (MO), Chastain Arts Center (GA), The Goddard Center (OK), Tinney & Cannon Contemporary (TN), Mason Murer Fine Art (GA) Macon & Co. (GA), Georgia State University, and Metropolitan Arts Council of Birmingham (AL). She lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

BOB ZILLER Opening Reception MARCH 5- Closing APRIL 16, 2022

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Kingfisher Art Co, 9 East 2nd Ave. 5&7, Rome

Bob Ziller has been an artist from an early age, drawing tattoos on classmates with magic marker while still in grammar school. Since doing the cover of his school newspaper when he was in second grade (at seven years old), he has gone on to exhibit his work in over 100 exhibitions throughout the US, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Hunter Museum of American Art, Norton Museum of Art, Monterey Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House. His ArtOMat works (with Michael Saxman) have been at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum in NYC. Ziller is also a poet, his works have been featured in magazines, on the radio, and in several anthologies, including The Great American Wiseass Book of Poetry. He has translated two books of poetry y the great African surrealist Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo if Madagascar, of which Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has praised: “These translations read beautifully.” Ziller also sings under the moniker Bingo Quixote, and makes music videos and films, including his first, shot at Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens.