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4 exhibits opening today: Hobbs’ storage unit installation; two at High Museum; Dashboard’s big group

By Howard Pousner /

Here’s a quick look at four art exhibits opening Saturday (Feb. 8):

Self-storage units harbor artful compulsions

Atlanta artist Sarah Hobbs, who transformed three W Atlanta-Midtown hotel rooms into a site-specific installation on travelers’ phobias and worries in late 2012, is back at it. Her installation “Repository” will open 4-6 p.m. Saturday in four units at 14th Street Self Storage.

The installation further explores human obsessiveness. This time, according to presenter Solomon Projects, it’s “the concept of individuals creating a completely private space for themselves within a public facility in order to house a compulsion, difficult aspect of their life, or a surreptitious sanctuary.”

Viewing hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through Feb. 22. 151 14th St. N.W., Atlanta. Free.

Two Atlanta artists in High spotlight

The High Museum of Art will open two exhibits by Atlanta artists on Saturday: “Medford Johnston: Counterpoise” and “Splendor: The Work of Jim Waters” (both through June 8).

The colorful and fluid forms in the works of Johnston, a retired Georgia State University art professor who has served as a mentor to many up-and-coming artists, were inspired by people and places he encountered during travels in Tanzania and Kenya in the late 1980s.

The show by Waters will include works on paper and a site-specific installation that suggest a relationship between the natural and artificial worlds. Outside of his own art-making, Waters works as the High’s exhibitions designer.

$19.50; $16.50, 65 and over and students; $12, ages 6-17; free, 5 and younger. 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-4444,

Dashboard shows universe of new art

Dashboard Co-op opens “Cosms,” installations by 12 artists, 7 to 11 p.m.  Saturday at Midtown Plaza ($8 advance; $10 at door), with an after-party at W Atlanta Midtown’s Living Room.

1360 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Gallery hours through March 8: 2-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 4-6 p.m. Saturdays. Details at

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