By Howard Pousner / firstname.lastname@example.org
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. www.facebook.com/SolomonProjects.
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, www.high.org.
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 www.dashboardcoop.org.