The holidays are a time for gallery group shows, but you can also find some strong solo exhibitions, including those by the four Georgia artists highlighted here. Please check gallery websites for holiday closings.
Charlotte Riley-Webb. Recently refurbished and decked out with holiday decor, the Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center of African-American Art is just the setting for Charlotte Riley-Webb's exuberant paintings, pastels, collages and sculptures. The Atlanta artist is equally comfortable with abstraction, figuration and the continuum between those poles. Her thematic range is similarly broad, touching African-American family life and history, nature, and art.
Brilliant color and dynamic rhythms, the DNA of all the work, reach their apogee in the pastels in the back gallery. These dense tapestries of marks, curvaceous planes and passages of dense patterning alluding to African textiles are a sensual delight.