Join curator Daniel Fuller for an in-depth discussion of our current exhibitions. Learn more about exhibitions from William J. O’Brien and Erin Jane Nelson; plus explore new exhibitions from Tony Cokes, Kambel Smith, and Y. Malik Jalal.

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William J. O'Brien

William J. O’Brien art is born out of an improvised and intuitive studio practice, rich in material experimentation. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics, O’Brien explores the traditional and historical application of materials, but also employs play to refute such definitive uses. He has exhibited internationally; major exhibitions include shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville; the Renaissance Society, Chicago; and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin. He is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Erin Jane Nelson

Erin Jane Nelson (b. 1989, Neenah, WI; lives in Atlanta, GA) received her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2011. Her work has recently been exhibited in “Between the Waters” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and “Photography Today: Public Private Relations” at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. She has had solo shows at Document Gallery, Chicago (2015, 2017) and Hester, New York (2015) and was included in ATLBNL: The Atlanta Biennial at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2016) among numerous group exhibitions at Downs & Ross, New York (2017), Honor Fraser, Los Angeles (2016), Galerie Division, Montreal (2016), and Ellis King, Dublin (2015). She has contributed to publications including BURNAWAY, The Creative Independent, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Art Papers, and has curated exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary, and elsewhere. In 2016-17, while she and her husband, artist Jason Benson, were studio residents at Atlanta Contemporary, they operated the artist-run space Species out of their shared studio. Species continues to occasionally produce exhibitions itinerantly, most recently presenting the work of Rhode Island-based artist Harry Gould Harvey IV at Atlanta Contemporary earlier this year.

Daniel Fuller

Daniel Fuller has been the curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center since December 2014. Prior to this he had been the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art. He has curated exhibitions at ice fishing shacks, a swap meet, the JumboTron of a minor-league hockey stadium, on public access television, and in several closets. Fuller received his MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. He has written for Art in America, Afterall, Art Asia Pacific, and Art Papers, Frieze, among numerous artist catalogs. A book of essays titled ‘This is not here’ will be published in 2016 with Publication Studio. He has previous curatorial experience with the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage in Philadelphia and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY.

Tony Cokes

Tony Cokes lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Recent exhibitions include the 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; REDCAT, Los Angeles; SFMOMA, San Francisco; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pera Museum, Istanbul; and the Louvre, Paris. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, among many others. Work courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).

Y. Malik Jalal

Y. Malik Jalal is an artist based in Atlanta, GA. He received his BA in Studio Art from Oglethorpe University in 2016. Jalal was born in Savannah, GA, and raised in the Atlanta suburbs. He paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to the collective cultural identity and history of the African diaspora in the American South. In 2018, his work was included in a two-person show at Hi-Lo Press and a group exhibition at The Gallery by Wish.


Upcoming Events

July 24 / 6:00pm
Young Professionals

Young Professional’s

Happy Hour

Presented by HATHAWAY
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Join other Young Professional members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special happy hour at HATHAWAY - a contemporary art gallery located on the Westside of Atlanta.

July 25 / 7:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Arts Writing Incubator Talks: Andrew Durbin

Life Imitates Art: Autofiction and Contemporary Art Writing

Presented by Burnaway
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BURNAWAY presents the Artist Writing Incubator Talk series in conjunction with the 2019 Arts Writing Incubator series. These talks invite the public to learn from guest critics and curators of leading contemporary arts publications.

August 1 / 7:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Arts Writing Incubator Talks: Aria Dean

Presented by Burnaway
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BURNAWAY presents the Artist Writing Incubator Talk series in conjunction with the 2019 Arts Writing Incubator series. These talks invite the public to learn from guest critics and curators of leading contemporary arts publications.

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