This show is about the day after – the day after the neighborhood block parties; the day after when the smoke and smell of sulfur linger and when the remaining food on the picnic table bakes in the morning sun – the buildup and the break down. This group exhibition includes a diverse range of materials and medias, such as: painting, photo, video, ceramics, and a new large-scale sculpture by New York-based, Smyrna, Georgia-born Charles Harlan. Each work is unified in its exploration of failed promise of the day after.


Lucas Blalock

Lucas Blalock (b. 1978, Asheville, North Carolina, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He earned an MFA from UCLA, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2011), and has recently had exhibitions at deCordava Sculpture Park and Museum, White Cube, Museum of Modern Art, NY, and Ramiken Crucible.

Sascha Braunig

Sascha Braunig (b. 1983, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada) lives and works in Portland, ME. She earned her BFA at The Cooper Union (2005) and graduated with an MFA in 2008 from the Yale School of Art. Recent exhibitions include “Free Peel,” Foxy Production, New York, NY; “Shivers,” MoMA PS1, New York; and “Torsion,” Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway.

Robin Cameron

Robin Cameron (b.1981, British Columbia, Canada) lives and works in New Yor, NY. She graduated with an MFA from Columbia University in 2012 and her books are available at Printed Matter and held in the collection of the MoMA library.

Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. He received his BFA from the University of the Arts (2004) and his MFA from Yale University in 2010.

Charles Harlan

Charles Harlan (b. 1984, Smyrna, GA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from New York University in 2006 with a concentration in Studio Art.

Chris Wiley

Chris Wiley (b. 1981, New York, NY) lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He earned his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with distinction (MFA) in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College.

Upcoming Events

October 8 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Talks

BLDGS Talk + Tour

Presented by Atlanta Design Festival

Grab a coffee and explore the historical Atlanta Contemporary building with the BLDGS, the architecture group behind the 2013 renovation of the galleries. This tour is part of the Atlanta Design Festival tour series with MA! Architecture Tours.

October 12 / 10:00am
Contemporary Off-Site

Callanwolde Gallery Tour

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Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

October 13 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Talks

Andres Serrano’s Insurrection


Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano.

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