The first volume of Atlanta Art Now, Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape, is a satisfying attempt to find some continuity in the diverse and divergent practices and approaches of Atlanta’s, at times, seemingly inchoate artistic community. The brainchild of local arts patron Louis Corrigan and his Possible Futures foundation, Noplaceness, is a seriously academic book of essays crafted by three noted Atlanta-based art critics—Cinque Hicks of Creative Loafing and Creative Director of Atlanta Art Now, Jerry Cullum the Atlanta correspondent for Art News and long-time contributor to Art Papers, and co-founder of ArtsCriticATL.com and past art and architecture critic at The AJC Catherine Fox. Likewise, the book surveys three dozen of Atlanta’s most intriguing artists addressing variations of the noplaceness theme: Sarah Emerson, Jody Fausett, Sarah Hobbs, Gyun Hur, Marcus Kenney, Arturo Lindsay, Paper Twins, Fahamu Pecou, Sheila Pree Bright, Shana Robbins, Rocio Rodriguez, Danilele Roney, Micah and Whitney Stansell and Angela West, to name a few.
Like any great captain of industry worth his salt, Simon Guobadia knows what he loves and how to make that happen. When the Nigerian-born, Atlanta-based businessman discovered Miami's Tui Lifestyle store—and that its modem furnishings could outﬁt his home, top to bottom, in less than two weeks—he decided he had to share the experience with everyone in Atlanta. As of September, his vision is realized.