Recent Press:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 3, 2017
"Review: Elegant, graphic photos of flowers conjure themes of mortality"

ArtAtl, January 3, 2017
"Review: Cynthia Farnell’s “Garlands” at Poem88 meditates and mourns"

BurnAway, November 28, 2016
"Candy Crush: Carol John at {Poem 88}"


ArtsAtl, November 28, 2016
"Poem 88 Owner Robin Bernat nominated for ArtsATL Luminary Awards, "

Daily Serving, September 28, 2016
"Paul Stephen Benjamin: God Bless America
at Poem 88 "

The New York Times, March 15, 2016
"Turning Instagram Images Into Analog"


ArtsAtl, March 10, 2016
"Review: {Poem 88}’s “Documentum” brings a
digital medium back to its analog roots"

Burnaway, March 23, 2016
"Documenting Instagram at {Poem 88}"

Burnaway, January 29, 2016
"Nymphs and Shepherds” Offers
Something For Everyone at {Poem 88}"


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Cynthia Farnell: Garlands

December 17, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Garlands is a suite of large-scale prints and a video piece by Atlanta-based artist Cynthia Farnell. Farnell’s baroque elaborations are an attempt to connect with deeper and enduring aspects of human experience through beauty and continuity.

In this series of pigment inkjet prints on Belgian linen, blooming plants are metaphors for cycles of death and regeneration as well as poignant remnants of human presence. Many of the flowers Farnell uses as source material are bulb-forming lilies acquired as pass-along plants. Their cultivation provides her with a sense of place and connection with the past


Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 4pm Book presentation: Sally and Carl Gable discuss Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House