Karen Tauches

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favorite local artist?

I think it's divisive to call favorites. that said, atlanta has a fine group of avant-guardes, living at the edge of what on the surface is a very mainstream, commercial, corporate city. Atlanta can be like casablanca for creatives; it's a place you end up for various reasons other than for art, while waiting to go somewhere else. it's also a polarized, cultural battlefield. this makes those on the edge more eccentric, fierce & independent. hell, there's nothing to lose here, and a lot of opportunity to experiment. that's something that atlanta has to offer.

here are some names (no particular order) and apologies to anyone I left out: the late gretchen humpfel, nat slaughter, brian parks, andy ditzler, robert cheatham, eggtooth, kiki blood, shana robbins, cece kane, daniel osborne, matt proctor, bill taft,, omar, hormuz minina, patrick holbrook, naz, shana wood, zano, alison rentz, alvaro avillar, linda armstrong, ruth laxson, marshall avett, ana balka, jody fausett, benita carr, the art taxi, craig dongoski, julie puttgen, krispin harker and mary mae, sara hornbacher, lisa kemp, kristopher lamey (in person), that homeless guy who ties capes around his chest in little 5 and is so damn stylish, albino mattioli's animations, jason johnson's black paintings, nicholas fraser, don cooper, silas reeves (I just know he's an artist), travis pack's scratched photos (where the hell are ya?), stan woodard's transparency piece, chea prince, katie ridley, caroline smith, martha stiles, carlos tardio, evan levi, john otte, joe peragine's phallic, inflatable tank, benjamin solomon (words). . . . . . . .

what album/music are you currently listening to?


favorite local hang out?
ballroomm lounge, carlos's treehouse, the oakland cemetery, amy's house in c'town, pal's lounge, carroll st, northside tavern, aurora on weekdays.

one thing you love about your life?
my personal freedom. . ."

for updates on karen's work please check out her website :

EVEREMAN: the man behind the face

favorite local artist?
Mr. Fangs

what album are you currently listening to?

The Asch Recordings Vol. 1-4 Woody Guthrie

favorite local hang out?
Carol Street Cafe

one thing you love about your life?
I love the fact that if I give my art away, I can't keep it in stock. It flys outta here! No advertising costs, no middlemen, no salesmen calling, no warehousing fees, no taxes. Hey Capitalists, take it from me, you wanna move some product? Give it away! You'll be astounished at how much merchandise you can move. Your business will be booming and you'll have a more refined and introspective life. This will lead to thinking for yourself and the realization that your religion is nonsense. As a byproduct, we might stop killing each other! Anyway, I love communicating with fellow inhabitants. It's primal.

find EVEREMAN everywhere by paying close attention to your surroundings or check out his website:

Steven Dixey

favorite local artist? i'm going to have to say, in no particular order: Stenvik Moström, and Jason Murphy. Hands down...

what album are you currently listening to?
The Sword, High On Fire, Iron Maiden, Pelican, Isis, Two Gallants, Lucero, Explosions In The Sky, Johnny Cash, Baroness, The Melvins & Big Business, Torche, Tom Waits, Old Man Gloom, The White Dove Frisbee Team... there's way too many to list.

favorite local hang out?
The Local, the Cleremont, and 97 Estoria, those are about the only places i go, except for maybe the Earl to see a show

one thing you love about your life? I don't know... not being dead, or in prison... i'm not sure how to answer this. I would like to say that I'm very grateful for my loving and supportive family and friends. I wouldn't be anywhere without them. So there, i guess i love that.

Dec 01-30, 2007, Eye Drum Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Two man show with Jason Murphy
Steven will be showing new paintings and giclee prints, Jason will be showing his "drill site" series.

Dec 07, 2007, New Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA. group show

Dec 14, 2007, Eastside Lounge, Atlanta, GA. "Sons of the South", group show
this is the launch show for the SOS collective.
prints will also be available at foundation one gallery and rabbit-hole gallery

dates TBA, stay tuned to for details about the following shows

-group show of Atlanta based Ringling Alumni at beep beep gallery
-curating a group show at LAS gallery in Phoenix, Az.
-co-curating a top-secret show with Stenvik Moström at Eyedrum... get ready to run to the hills motherfuckers......
-more to be announced...

Special Thank You/ We Love You's to the individuals whom made this shoot possible...

Sister Louisa went without one of her "last supper" chairs for the weekend and...
Geoff allowed us to scare the neighbors with his AR15 rifle. maybe he'll let me practice my aim next time we go to the range... please? i hope...

We would like to thank Charlie Vlass and Vivian Mann owners of Army Surplus Sales Inc. for providing us with the great gear seen in this photograph. Their store is filled from floor to ceiling with amazing millitary "you name it"... I was so excited to find my buddy Charlie Owen's his Xmas gift for under 10 bucks. Seriously unheard of these days!

All ammunition was provided courtesy of Ben Autry, owner of Autrey's Armory Inc. I can't wait to take all my friends back to this great shooting range (ladies free on Wed nights ;)... their selection of guns and ammo is top notch... You'll know where to find Dixey and I on any given weekend (after taking Geoff's AR15 hostage)... come join us!

These business owners are graciously supporting our project. Please take a minute to check out their websites and return the effort of support:

Charlie Owens in tha' Dirty South

Check out Charlie Owens and his ladies.

favorite local artist? John Tindel, hands down! been a fan of his work for years! Local music: Gonzalez and Zoroaster

what album are you currently listening to?
Itunes is set to shuffle – The Sword, Down, Doomriders, Sleep, Fireball Ministry, and Buzzov-en

favorite local hang out?
Righteous Room, Clermont , and the Wall Crawler Rock Club

Sorry ladies, you probably won't run into this handsome man of a Charlie Owens on the streets of Atlanta any time soon, he is busy preparing for the following shows you do not want to miss:

Dec 1-29, 2007, Windup Gallery – Mesa, AZ. "Sk8 Deck the Halls",group show

Dec 7, 2007, Alcove Gallery, Atlanta, GA. "Wonka", group show

Dec 8th 7-11, 2007, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA. "Seasons", group show

Dec 14, 2007, Eastside Lounge, Atlanta, GA. "Sons of the South", group show

January: Date To Be Announced, Eastside Lounge, Atlanta, GA. "Skull Fuck II", group show

April: Date To Be Announced, Cry Baby Gallery, New Jersey, group show

SNEEK PEEK: Bethany Marchman

Here is a sneek peek of the photo shoot with Bethany Marchman.

favorite local artist? Rene Arriagada and Eric Thrice are two of my favorites (there are a ton of amazing local artists that I greatly admire, too many to name them all!)

what album are you currently listening to?
Elevado's "The World Is On Fire"

favorite local hang out?
East Atlana and the Clermont Lounge

one thing you love about your life? "I'm in love"

Bethany Marchman's work can be viewed at the following exhibitions:

November 12, 2007, permanent exhibit, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany

December 6-9, 2007 art, ARTNow MIAMI, Micaela Gallery (San Francisco), fair

Dec 7, 2007, Alcove Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, "Wonka", group show

Dec 8, 2007, Foundation One, Atlanta, Georgia, "The Grind" Skate Park Benefit, group show

Dec 15, 2007, Cry Baby Gallery, New Jersey, Anniversary Show, group show

Special Thanks:

We have made a couple of new community friends. We would like to thank Maggie Monatesse owner of Decatur Estate Antiques for allowing us to use beautiful jewelry and antiques from her store. Our fabulous wardrobe was provided by Debbie Hitchcock the "Painted Lady." You can find her lovely booth #Z11 at Kudzu Antiques . These business owners are graciously supporting our project. Please take a minute to check out their websites and return the effort of support:
The Painted Lady

september/october/november shoots

as many of you know... i live in NYC and ATL... so the shoots will take place in both cities. its great, considering how often some of you travel here.

let me know if any of you will be in NYC before october 15th... i'll be heading to the ATL for a couple of weeks on october 18th to shoot a bunch of you...

i will also be back in atl for a week in november.

shoots in tha' works

september in NYC:
dosa kim
laurel wells
the selmanaires

october in ATL:
bethany marchman
stephen dixey
roel daves III
charlie owens
josh latta
ana balka
the coathangers

november in ATL:
film makers of atlanta: sargent peppers project