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Articulate: A Journey Through Volcanic Rock and Earthly Elements with the American Artist Bob Landström

This article explores the artistic journey of the American artist Bob Landström, the development of his creative vocabulary, his project-minded approach, and the profound connection he has with his chosen medium: crushed, pigmented volcanic rock.


May  30, 2024


Art critic Kimberly Drew surveys the first-of-its-kind period room that presents an imagined Black home in New York City.


December 9th, 2021

The Atlantan: Alan Avery Art Company Celebrates 40 Years

Times are changing for the better. We visit with Alan Avery to talk about some very difficult but necessary topics involving race and how art can act as a bridge.

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December 7th, 2021

New York Times: Afrofuturist Room at the Met Redresses a Racial Trauma

“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.

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November 18, 2021

Artist or Alchemist: The Volcanic Rock Painting of Bob Landström

Bob Landström, an Atlanta-based visual artist, explores his interests in the metaphysical from a terrestrial perspective.

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November 17, 2021

VOGUE: In ‘Before Yesterday We Could Fly,’ Visions of a Fictive Black Future Take Flight at the Met

With a new variation on the theme, the Met is trying a different approach. Rather than conjure what was (or some version of it, anyway), “Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room,” opening to the public this week, asks what if.

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November 16, 2021

ART NEWS: Period Rooms Usually Glorify the Aristocracy. With Its New Afrofuturist Room, the Met’s Approach Is Different

The room, which brings together contemporary art and historic works that evoke Seneca Village, is a vision of loss, hope, and imagination.


November 16, 2021

Saskatoon-born Zachari Logan's Ghost Meadows premieres at Remai Modern

The works in Ghost Meadows include loose, abstract flowers that drift and scatter through a piece's multiple panels, unbound from the confines of time and place.


August 21, 2021


The visuals of his pieces rely heavily on the unmistakable texture and pigment duo that are truly his own. As a world traveler, creating a great deal of work abroad, his work incorporates a great deal off universally understood iconography.


August 14, 2021

Flowers Burst Through “Shadow of the Sun” Collaboration

One day, Logan pressed the wrong button in the elevator of the building the gallery was in, only to make an inspiring discovery.


June 24, 2021

Daily Inspiration: Meet Michael Barringer

"In Atlanta, I am represented by Alan Avery Art Company. I have known Alan for 30 years, and we have a relationship based on mutual respect and honesty."


June 9, 2021

Yale University: New Acquisition: Rewriting History by Fabiola Jean-Louis

The Beinecke Library is delighted to announce its acquisition of Rewriting History by Fabiola Jean-Louis; the series of 12 photographic prints document Jean-Louis’s wearable paper sculptures in tableaus devised by the artist. 


April 28, 2021

Artholics: Meet the Artist Bob Landström

Bob Landström is an artist who primarily works with crushed, pigmented volcanic rock. His abstract paintings, with their highly granulated texture and color combinations, only achieved through such a medium, reconsider our relationship with meaning by eliciting the iconography of ancient languages, science, religions, and mysticism. 

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May 31, 2021

10 Questions with Bob Landström

As the main medium of his paintings—crushed volcanic rock—is derived from the core of our planet, Bob Landstrom’s body of work is also an attempt to tap into the core of the human experience. 

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April 13th, 2021

I’ve always well, for a long time, had sort of a focus on metaphysics, you know, and some kind of exploring our place in the universe from being a human being that sort of thing. So the things I was painting had that kind of context and that sort of subject matter for a long time.


February 22, 2021

Bob Landström è un artista astratto americano che realizza dipinti fatti interamente con rocce vulcaniche pigmentate frantumate in minuscoli pezzetti. 


April 6th, 2021

Dress Codes: Black and Brown Women Artists Fashioning Identity

This curated online group show, “Dress Codes: Black and Brown Women Artists Fashioning Identity,” explores and reveals the myriad ways Black, Black Latinx, and Indigenous womxn flex our style sensibilities. 

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March 20th, 2021

How This Atlanta Artist’s Dark Paintings Explore The Resiliency Of Black Americans

“This work goes beyond purposeful elegance, nautical maps or fishing objects; it’s external views of landscape, views of the internal wilderness,” says Atlanta artist Michi Meko, whose expressive paintings serve as a means of personal wayfinding within an oft-unwelcoming culture.

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February 10th, 2021

Suzanne Kasler Creates a Family's Ideal Home in Their Favorite Place

Meaningful materials give the newly-built family getaway a passed-down-through-generations feel.

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August 14th 2020

5 Black Creatives Who Helped Shape American Art, Architecture, and Design

Black creatives have long been influencing American art, design, and culture with their talent, ingenuity, and unique perspectives. Unfortunately, so many Black artists, architects, and designers have been silenced or exploited because of the color of their skin for most—or even the entirety—of their careers. 

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July 30, 2020

Sumptuous and Seductive: Zachari Logan and the Art of Drawing

 From intimate and finely detailed works in blue or red pencil on Mylar polyester film to self-portraits in graphite and large-scale pieces in pastel, Logan’s hyper-realist style combines his fascination with the beauty of the Baroque and the business of botany, with environmentalism, ecology and the ephemeral nature of personal experience.

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September 27, 2019

Modern Luxury interviews AAAC artist Jennifer JL Jones: Nature's Child

"I was fascinated by everything around me and have always felt an intrinsic connection to the natural world"


March 01, 2019

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Cultural collision and cuteness abound in Jiha Moon’s solo show

Atlanta-based, South Korean-born artist Jiha Moon’s paintings look like contained explosions, the world blown to smithereens.


December 12, 2018

Alan Avery Art Company listed in the 10 Must-See Galleries and Museums on the TravelChannel!

Located in the Miami Circle design district home to restaurants and a variety of design shops, the blue chip Alan Avery Art Company features nationally and internationally known artists in a handsome space.

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December 06, 2018

Two AAAC Artists Named Finalists for 2019 Hudgens' Prize

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning has announced the four finalists for the 2019 Hudgens Prize: Benae Beamon, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Darien Arikoski-Johnson and Michi Meko.


December 06, 2018

ArtsATL: Jiha Moon explores hybrid identies in her first Atlanta exhibition in five years

“Identity is a mutation,” says Korean-born, Atlanta-based artist Jiha Moon. “It’s a hybrid of two to three things. Like if you’re foreign, a woman and a person of color, those characteristics bond together to create something else. That new creature, that’s what I’m interested in.”


November 05, 2018

Aeqai: Kevin T. Kelly at Alan Avery Art Company

Kevin T. Kelly has created a new body of paintings for this exhibition at Alan Avery Art Company in Atlanta, and they are his most complex, his most biting, his most urgent in his long career as one of this country’s foremost painters.


October 07, 2018

Art Week Features Kevin T. Kelly Exhibition

Kevin T. Kelly's paintings are a wry, complex admixture of sardonic social commentary, the six o'clock news and the Sunday funnies. 


September 18, 2018

WhiteHot Magazine Features Fabiola Jean-Louis

Fabiola Jean-Louis has always thought of herself as a time traveler. Because she conceives of the artist’s job as responding to and shaping reality, she cultivates an historian’s obsession with the way that narratives are told, and the way that telling the past constructs the present. 


September 11, 2018

VoyageATL: Art & Life With Peter Roux

From my earliest memories I knew I wanted to be an artist of some kind…I never questioned it, and rarely saw myself growing into anything else. 


August 07, 2018

Jennifer JL Jones Interviewed by Voyage ATL

"My work is an ongoing diary of time, my life, places, memories, adventures, emotions, hopes and dreams."


July 10, 2018

Asia Shapes Two Art Shows at the American University Museum

The bustling, bright-hued art in “Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here” is as lively as a stroll through Seoul or Hong Kong, keeping one eye ...

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April 26, 2018

2017 Museum Publication Design Winner: Jiha Moon "Double Welcome"

Superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications are recognized through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national juried competition of its kind.


April 20, 2018

Chicago Sun Times: Artist Fabiola Jean-Louis is interviewed at the DuSable Museum of African American History | Eliza Davidson/Sun-Times

In “Rewriting History: Paper Gowns & Photography,” her exhibit currently on display at the DuSable Museum of African American History, artist Fabiola Jean-Louis juxtaposes beauty and brutality in her mixed-media exploration of racial struggles during various periods of American history as well as contemporary America.

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March 22, 2018

Fabiola Jean-Louis and Romare Bearden Named of the 13 Black Artists of Past and Present

Jean-Louis subverts chattel slavery, black cruelty and female European nobility by dressing black and brown women in period clothing. 


March 22, 2018

ArtsATL Studio Visit with Michi Meko

 It’s me playing a lot with a material, trying to understand what it can do. It’s trying to find results that I like . . . 

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January 22, 2018

How this Brookwood condo went from a big white box to a modern art-inspired home

Matt Richburg enlisted designer Kate Hayes to work on his Brookwood condo. “My favorite wall has the Hermès wallpaper with the gorgeous landscape and Modernist pieces on it,” says Hayes. “To balance the midcentury, we played up the French influence, antiques, and texture.”


January 22, 2018

Art & Soul: Fabiola Jean-Louis Exhibition featured in The Atlantan

Atlanta has a creative spirit which likes to reveal itself in unexpected ways.

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November 28, 2017

Michi Meko Awarded Joan Mitchell Grant and Atlanta Artadia Award 2017

The finalists for the 2017 Atlanta Artadia Awards have been announced. The selected artists are: Clark Ashton, Michi Meko, Masud Ashley Olufani, Charlina Rose-Renaye Smith and Tori Tinsley.


November 15, 2017

Fabiola Jean-Louis Awarded an Artist Residency at MAD

Her work speaks to the shocking treatment of Black people throughout history, yet it is also filled with a vision of hope, resilience, and justice for the future.


September 26, 2017

The business of being an artist and working with galleries Alan K. Avery, owner Alan Avery Art Company


July 27, 2017

After 35 years in the art business, Alan Avery might have read it as a sign that it was time to hang it up when he was wildly outbid for the low-rise building his gallery has occupied for more than two and a half decades in the heart of Buckhead on East Paces Ferry.

But Avery was undeterred. He announced this week that Alan Avery Art Company, one of the city’s longest-running private galleries, is moving just a mile away, to Miami Circle.

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September 26, 2017

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