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Kerry Escobedo meat paintings

The subject of painter Kerry Escobedo’s portraits? Raw meat.

Meat is more than food to Decatur-based artist Kerry Escobedo. Each cut is a map of an animal’s life, deserving of portraiture. And it’s almost exclusively what she’s been painting for the past few years.
Stan Topol

Build an expressive art collection with decorator Stan Topol’s 7 tips

From his days as an art student, when actress Joan Crawford presented him with a National Watercolor Show award, to his time spent working for New York design legend Billy Baldwin, who once entrusted his young protégé with hanging a client’s priceless Francisco Goya, Atlanta decorator Stan Topol has spent his life steeped in art.

A fluorescent Hosea Williams is the latest Atlanta mural from Fabian Williams

Visual artist Fabian Williams, who has been named one of Playboy’s 2017 “new creatives," completed his new mural on the parking deck at Studioplex today.
Singletary home

In this Buckhead home, the artwork is the true star

Sally Singletary loves interior design. But, for her, home furnishings will always be the supporting cast. The true stars are original artworks. “Some people want art to blend into the background, and others want their art to be a focal point. I definitely lean more toward the latter."
ColorATL

ColorATL, a local coloring book, sparks joy for those who need it most

The concept of an adult coloring book might seem trivial to some—a trendy, mindless activity to pass the time. But for those dealing with long-term illness, suffering from addiction, or experiencing emotional turmoil, coloring books can be a powerful healing method.
one use_Courtesy of SCAD

I want to build a home art collection. Where do I begin?

The summer issue of Atlanta Magazine's HOME is all about living with art. Here, SCAD founder Paula Wallace gives practical advice on making it part of your life.
Tori Tinsley “Forest Hug”

Atlantan Tori Tinsley uses art to cope with the slow loss of her mother to dementia

Two bubblegum-pink blobular creatures stand in an unfamiliar woods in Tori Tinsley’s acrylic painting, “Forest Hug.” One reaches toward the other, who looks away without reaching back. The eye-popping work may look cartoonish, but it’s an artistic expression of Tinsley’s grief.
Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham’s art shows how looks can be deceiving

Inside this purple cave, the walls are lined not with rocks but sports equipment: basketballs, tennis balls, footballs, soccer balls. Look closer, and you’ll see something else: Instead of rubber or leather, the balls are made of calcified amethyst crystal, pockmarked with sparkly pitted edges.
Bipartisan

Downtown Atlanta show Bipartisan focuses on how art is made

In mid-February Amanda Platner and Hasani Sahlehe walked into a white room with some prepped meals and 15 buckets of paint. Over the next five days for 16 hours a day, the duo worked in silence, painting the south downtown space (and themselves).

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