Clare Butler, Atlanta based artist, writer and musician, describes her curated exhibition “Beyond the Gallery of the Dolls” at Atlanta’s 378 Gallery, with 31 artists, as being “chatty, chucky, celluloid, lifelike, fashion, action figure, baby, kewpie, fashion, American, china, raggedy, straw, cabbage, voodoo or bisque.” My work in this show uses recycled materials and fabrics to express how global warming, the existential threat to humanity all over the globe, is at the forefront for urgent needed action. There is a chance that we can turn the tide to repair our world. A persistent theme of time is running out to get the work done inspired me to further create a series of what I call Mother Earth figurines. I hope they embody a hopeful spirit as well as the despair when the Mother Earths look around our precious blue planet Earth. Using titles of Flood, Burn, and Reflect may start a conversation- among all citizens, no matter their politics – to come together to change the downward projection of global warming and its consequences. Once in a 150-year flood in cities that were totally unprepared – fires out of control, knowing that only 1% of the planet’s water is drinkable, ice caps melting, coral bleaching, and more– Mother Earth wants to celebrate with us, not to be in mourning.
378 Gallery hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 1-6pm or by appointment by calling Tim Zarrilli, gallery director 404.530.9277.
Opening Reception, Oct. 8, 6-9pm outside patio – inclement weather, Lo Gallery.
A theatrical performance of High-Risk Baby! takes place in 378’s Lo Gallery Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at 8pm. Reservations required/limited seating –https://www.simpletix.com/e/high-risk-baby-378-gallery-two-nights-only-tickets-79188
The 378 Gallery will follow public health safety and protocols advised due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic 378 Clifton Rd., behind The Flying Biscuit in Candler Park area.