Atlanta Contemporary is honored to present exhibitions for Fall 2021: Lucinda Bunnen, Inward, Outward, Forward curated by Allison Grant; and Adrienne Elise Tarver, Underfoot, curated by Jamie Steele.

Exhibition Opening

Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

A credit bar will be available to those 21+.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means Street. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.

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Members are invited to a member preview of the show on September 17, 2021! Get exclusive access to the shows before the general public.

Atlanta Contemporary COVID-19 Procedures

Atlanta Contemporary is asking for your help maintaining the safety and health of our visitors, staff, and Studio Artists. Please follow the guidelines below while visiting our space.

- Any visitor who is sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 or believes they have been exposed to the virus should self-isolate and stay home. Please wait to visit until you have been cleared by a doctor.

- Masks are required inside the galleries and optional outdoors.

- All visitors are invited wash their hands in the bathroom or use provided hand sanitizer upon entry.

- Refrain from touching artwork or walls.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]


Lucinda Bunnen

Lucinda Weil Bunnen is a photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. Bunnen, now 90 years old, began her photography career at the age of 40, when she and her family took a trip to Peru for her birthday, and she discovered a love and a talent for the art form. Since then, she has been a prolific photographer, artist, collector and benefactor to the photography community in Atlanta and around the country.

Adrienne Tarver

Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta, GA, and Brooklyn, NY with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the Black female identity in the Western landscape – from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress.
She has exhibited nationally and abroad, including solo or two-person exhibitions with Dinner Gallery in New York; Ochi Projects in Los Angeles; Hollis Taggart in New York; Wedge Curatorial in Toronto, Canada; Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY; BRIC Project Room in Brooklyn; and A-M Gallery in Sydney, Australia. She has been commissioned for projects through the New York MTA, the Public Art Fund, Google, Art Aspen, and Pulse Art Fair. She has been featured in online and print publications including the New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, ArtNet, Blouin Art Info, Whitewall Magazine, and Hyperallergic, among others. Tarver received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Boston University.

Allison Grant

Allison Grant is an artist, writer, curator, and assistant professor of photography at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. From 2010-2017 she served as assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP), where she curated numerous exhibitions including Our Origins (2011); Spectator Sports (2013); and What Remains (2015). Grant co-curated Disruptive Perspectives (2017) with Nadine Weitlishbach and co-published a catalog. The exhibition was mounted simultaneously at both curators’ home institutions: MoCP and Photoforum Pasquart in Beil, Switzerland. In 2015 Grant curated the exhibition From Now at Filter Space, Chicago. Essays by Grant have appeared in Minding Nature Journal and INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Volume 7, as well as numerous artist books and exhibition catalogs.

Artworks by Grant have been widely exhibited and are held in collections at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), DePaul Art Museum (Chicago), Columbia College Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation art collection, and the King County Portable Works Collection (Seattle). She was awarded the 2020 Portfolio Purchase Award from the Atlanta Photography Group, received the 2019 Developed Work Fellowship from the Midwest Center for Photography and was shortlisted for the 2019 FotoFilmic Mesh Prize. Grant holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago (2011) and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design (2004).

Jamie Steele

Jamie Steele currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She is founder of the Atlanta, exhibition space, Camayuhs. She obtained her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 upon which she received the John Quincy Adams fellowship awarded by Jessica Stockholder. Recent curatorial projects include Feels Warm Like Things Burning, LUMP, Raliegh, NC, 2019; Dodd Bod, a student exhibition at the University of Georgia, 2019; Satellite Fair, Miami, FL, 2018, and Very Far Away From Anywhere Else, AA Projects, Vienna, Austria, 2017. She is currently a juror for Stove Works’ Guest Curators Program for their 2022 - 2023 season.



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Upcoming Events

September 23 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Talks


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Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.

September 26 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids


A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

September 30 / 6:00pm

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On-site art making for all ages and ability levels to explore contemporary art through a variety of techniques and experiences.

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