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Past Event July 11, 2019 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
SFQP Artist Talk
with Saiel Solomon
Presented by Southern Fried Queer Pride
Southern Fried Queer Pride/SFQP Artist Talks are a new series of talks and workshops featuring local Atlanta artists sharing their work, experiences, and insight!
GET TO KNOW: Saiel Solomon
About her work: “I’ve become obsessed with documenting my individual growth and internal travel, with death and time, with what it truly means to understand and perceive. I’ve also become obsessed with the connection within the patterns that make any of this matter in the first place. Most of my works are conversations I have with myself; others are conversations I want to influence. My intention is to be sharp and precise but vague enough to allow room for movement within the idea. I’m focused on honesty and becoming as clear as I can possibly be. But that’s been like digging to the center of the earth with no tools or experience. or maybe its been more like digging up and out from the center of the earth with no tools or experience.”
Saiel will be discussing her work, and her experience as a working professional. Feel free to bring your portfolio/CV to this event.
This event is held in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails, with drinks by our Mixologist in Residence. Admission is free. Cash/credit bar.
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.
Southern Fried Queer Pride is a QTPoC-led queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!
Saiel Solomon is an Atlanta-based tattooist, painter, illustrator and thinker. Solomon’s work explores themes of mysticism, death, time and introspection. Solomon says, “Most of my works are conversations I have with myself; others are conversations I want to influence. My intention is to be sharp and precise but vague enough to allow for movement within the idea”.
An Atlanta native, Cole has always strived to be a true individual. Growing up in holistic, all-natural environments he learned early on the importance of sustainability & thinking outside the box. Sinking his teeth into the hospitality industry enabled him to experiment with different approaches to culinary crafting, eventually finding that where he shined the most was in engaging with new people & sharing his passion for culinary creativity.
October 8 / 12:00pm
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
Callanwolde Gallery Tour
Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
October 13 / 6:00pm
Andres Serrano’s Insurrection
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano.