“Doors and Windows”, a unique portal into a world of door entrances and exits; a glimpse through windows from both inside and out, presenting the stories they seem to reveal or conceal. While living in Paris in 1986/87 Hennessee began photographing laced windows there, which evolved into her “French Laced Windows” series -a study of the daytime phenomenon of being able to look out through laced windows without being seen; and looking into laced windows while being seen. And the evening’s reversal of these viewer’s abilities. During subsequent visits to Paris, she noticed fewer and fewer laced windows, the documentation of these windows becoming more timely. Next she began to photograph doors, though photographing still more windows laced or not, shuttered or not… the unfolding of what appeared to be or might not be… door as entrance or door as exit; window for looking out/letting in or window for looking in/keeping out. These are the thoughts and questions that guide her work, through the medium of digital imagery and installation. “Doors and Windows”, a paradox of transferring motion, conception and definition.

Hennessee uses her art and extensive travels to fuel those thoughts and questions. Having earned her art degree from Georgia Southern University, she continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League of NYC. She co-founded and co-directed Atlanta’s Blue Rat Gallery, as well as Exhibit A Gallery, both alternative spaces for cutting edge artists. Karen now works from her studio in Atlanta’s Lake Claire and from her studio in La Charité-sur-Loire, France. Her work has been shown locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and is included in the Blue Rat Gallery Archives Housed at Emory University in the Stewart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

The exhibition will run from May 7th through May 30th, with an opening reception from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on May 7th.


FLOWER  4/2-4/25

378 Gallery presents the April exhibition, Flower, beginning Friday, April 2, running through Sunday, April 25. Flower features botanical inspired works by seven well established artists based in Georgia: Lisa Alembik, Terry S. Hardy, Pepe Paban, Jeffery Wilcox Paclipan, Mario Petrirena, Debra Baker Steinmann and Cindy Zarrilli .

The April exhibition, Flower, at 378 Gallery will follow public health safety and protocols advised due to the worldwide Corona virus pandemic. There will be an opening outside the gallery on Friday, April 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Saturdays and Sundays in April from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment by calling gallery director Tom Zarrilli at 404-530 9277. Attendance is limited to six people at a time inside the gallery. Social distance of six feet between patrons inside the gallery and waiting in a queue outside is required. Masks are required without exception for anyone outside the gallery at the opening, inside the gallery and waiting to enter.

Flower is a colorful spring exhibition celebrating the flower in various mediums from beautifully layered textiles to paintings to body-part botanicals. Flowers symbolize the emergence of new life after the deep horticultural slumber of winter. They evoke vanity, fertility and the mortal coil, and in today’s culture the tending and gifting of flowers is heady with meaning: solace, support, sharing, sympathy, love and appreciation. The April Flower exhibition at 378, in turn, symbolizes the emergence of new connections after the inactivity, isolation and uncertainty of the ongoing quarantine from the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The artists comprising the show create a riot of vibrant color exploding onto the skies of fabric, canvas and paper, capturing in reprieve the fleeting nature of the fragile beauty of flowers.

An artist, educator and curator, Lisa Alembik has exhibited her work extensively in solo and group exhibitions, curated exhibitions and spoken on numerous topics concerning fine art for the past three decades. She received an MFA and BA in fine art from Georgia State University and George Washington University, respectively. She is currently a faculty member in fine arts at Georgia State University.

Terry S. Hardy addresses themes of identity, human rights, sexuality and religion, examining social concerns through painting, sculpture, performance and installations. His most recent work focuses on the intimacy of loss and memorializing those who are forgotten. He received his formal arts education from the School of Visual Arts, New York City, the Art Institute of Atlanta, and Bevill State Community College, Fayette, Alabama.

Pepe Paban describes the works he presents in Flower as fine art photography using flowers and botanicals not as mere subjects but as inspiration to explore a sensual world of color, movement and abstract organic forms were lines blur between discovery and creation.

A native of the Philippines now living in Atlanta, Jeffery Wilcox Paclipan is a multidisciplinary processed based artist compelled to create objects with non-traditional materials to imbue them with greater meaning. He has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally for three decades. He received his education from the International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida

A multi-media artist based in Atlanta, Georgia, Mario Petrirena has consistently created and exhibited his work for the past four decaddes. His studio practice includes collage, ceramics, assemblage and installation. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen and the University of Florida. His work is held in many private and public collections.

Fabrics are the artistic medium for Debra Baker Steinmann. She finds the focus required in design and execution of textile creations meditative. She rarely knows how a piece will evolve as the colors and textures come together. Her technique is ancient, and she feels a deep connection to those in the past who told their stories through their hands.

Particularly skilled with the creation of edges and dimension in her paintings, Cindy Zarrilli creates forms that spring from the canvas. She brings a refreshing approach to a variety of subjects from figures to fauna to flora. She has shown extensively in solo and group shows in the past 30 years. She has a background as a graphic artist with CNN and a courtroom sketch artist for NBC and CBS. She earned a BFA from Georgia State University.