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Past Event March 10, 2022 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
A Collective Combing Event with Trish Andersen
Our new Atrium work Take Care by Trish Andersen explores the ideas of self care and community through her textile practice. Join us at 6pm on March 10 to help us take care of the work through a collective combing event. Combs will be provided, bring your own care.
To care or to not care?
About the many things you do, or say, or believe in a day that are often approached with an absent mind. What’s underneath? What more is there to discover when you bring your mind to the present?
You are invited to take part in an energetic grooming. Perhaps, the act of being attentive to our own energy begets an understanding of the impact we have on those around us. Pick up a comb, meet chaos with curiosity. Welcome the understanding that comes when you slow down.
To touch or not to touch?
A card-only bar will be available to attendees 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.
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]
As an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Dalton, Georgia “The Carpet Capital of the World”, Trish Andersen’s initial attraction to the process of tufting was a means to reconnect with and explore her roots. Years after attending the Savannah College of Art and Design and moving on to live and work in Brooklyn, New York, she began using the medium as an examination of the notion that a thing or a way of being can run in our blood; that perhaps by observing the characteristics of personal origin and establishing commonality and community around those that reverberate in the present, one may be able to begin unearthing the elusive authentic self.
Enter the drips. Combining fibers gathered from field, sheep and those developed on a factory floor, Andersen proves that there is always room for both the vibrant and the muted, the sleek and the wild, cut and looped, soft and cumulus, the dense and the coarse; the unexpected and varied tactile quality of her pieces allow the eyes to open to an emotional one. Her work speaks to the truth that whether they are temporal, cultural, geographical, or interpersonal, boundaries inevitably bleed, and the results are often quite stunning.
Trish lives in Savannah, Georgia and takes projects worldwide.
February 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023
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 13 / 6:00pm
Andres Serrano’s Insurrection
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano moderated by Gregory Zinman, Associate Chair of and Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
October 19 / 6:00pm
Callanwolde Gallery Tour
Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.