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Laura Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. A cross-country road trip three years ago ignited Bell’s penchant for drawing and painting vulnerable species. Now she creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats.
Throw a sophisticated, Southern fall supper with recipes from chef Scott Peacock and mixologist Navarro Carr
My dear friend Liz Lapidus, whose public relations firm represents some of the city’s top restaurants and creatives, has a knack for inviting all the right people to just the right venue. The dinner she hosted one fall evening in the leafy courtyard of Susan Bridges’s Inman Park gallery, Whitespace, was no different. There, her intimate group of eight gathered to celebrate Birmingham-based artist Amy Pleasant’s show Writing Pictures.
For the past year and a half, Atlanta painter Sarah Emerson—who has worked with Living Walls and Whitespace Gallery—has been filling 72-by-76-inch canvases with undulating waves and dark pools, along with wide-open eyes, colorful spikes, stylized tree branches and clouds, and other images.
Discretely tucked into an 1893 carriage house behind an Inman Park Victorian, Whitespace Gallery is an inviting, elegant space that feels far from a traditional art gallery. Like a speakeasy in the bright sunshine, you have to know it’s there.