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Two Gallery Shows Atlanta Architecture-philes Shouldn't Miss

One is an unassuming study of some of Atlanta's most typical residential exteriors; the other a glimpse of what occupies the minds of Atlanta's oft-inaccessible design establishment. "shack, shanty, flat" and "Architects as Artists" provide contrasting perspectives on the role architecture plays in the identity of our city — but hurry, both close February 25th.

Local Heather McPherson's first solo exhibition, up at Get This! Gallery in West Midtown, features multimedia portraits of her neighbors' houses in Cabbagetown. The artist, who received the 2010 Art on the Beltline Grant, is interested in the markings that human lives leave behind on the places we inhabit. McPherson writes of her work, "These drawings are of the everyday, the beauty of the passage of time and of people living."
The History Center's Swan Coach House Gallery is currently home to a refreshingly wide range of work from Atlanta's architectural community. The most notable work on display is an Anthony Ames bah relief, though other contributors include recent the Atlanta YAF's 2011 Emerging Voices Citation co-recipient Tristan Al-Haadad, several Georgia Tech professors, and the woman behind those satellite-looking things attached to the facade of the Fulton County Center for Health & Rehabilitation.

shack, shanty, flat
Heather McPherson
Get This! Gallery (662 11th Street, between Northside and Howell Mill)
open Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm
through February 25th

Architects as Artists
Swan Coach House Gallery (3130 Slaton Drive)
open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm
through February 25th