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Summer Series: House Guests
July 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017
Atlanta Contemporary presents King Tide, a Contemporary Off-Site exhibition featuring works by Studio Artists Tyler Beard, Jamie Bull, Jane Garver Foley, Kelly Kristin Jones, and Hannah Tarr at COOP Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee.
COOP Gallery invites Atlanta Contemporary and Daniel Fuller to present an exhibition as a part of their second annual summer series of exhibitions entitled House Guests.
“A few months ago, I was drifting off to sleep while the lull of a CNN report hummed gently in the background. It was a story of a man in his late 50s who had lived in South Beach, practically the same condo, his entire life. Thru his life he has watched sea levels wax and wane, his short- legged dogs bearing the majority of the brunt on their daily walks. His current crew of a dachshund named Fritz and two Corgis named Baron and Willie find water lines up to their collars after the most minor rains. I wandered deeper into my doze and dreamt of Atlanta, the seaside paradise. The sun shining down on soft white sands, clear blue water undulating towards the foamy Decatur coast.”
Image courtesy of Hannah Tarr.
Tyler Beard (b. 1982, Olathe, KS) holds an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BFA from the University of Kansas. He has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO; Central Utah Arts Center, UT; Robischon Gallery, CO; and Hathaway Gallery, GA. Additionally, He has been featured in exhibitions at ROCKELMANN&, Berlin; Victori + Mo, NY; Coop Gallery, TN; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; and the Biennial of the Americas, CO. He has participated in numerous artist residencies including the Montello Foundation, NV; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO; Ceramic Center Berlin, GER; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, MN; and OffShore, NY. Beard currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Jaime Bull makes fabric sculptures, costumes and paintings- creating glittering creatures and strange florescent environments; re-imagining the world, inspired by past experiences but designing for future or fantastical possibilities. Bull creates work like an inventor liberally taking creative license, a mad scientist in her crazy research lab.
Feminized monsters, mermen drinking scotch and smoking cigars, fabric rockets disguised as circus tents, camouflaged space chairs, sea monkeys in underwater worlds: Bull uses humor and play to create a razzle-dazzle cast of characters, costumes and paintings that reflect on and examine feminism, femininity, fertility and environmental concerns.
Bull received her MFA from the University of Georgia, Athens in 2013. She is a recipient of the Willson Center for the Arts research grant for her thesis work Lady Beasts: An Investigation of Womanliness. She has exhibited with the Doppler Project, the Mint Gallery, the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Hotel Indigo and the Hudgens Center. She is a Vermont Studio School Fellow and recently attended a residency at the Bernheim Arboretum in Louisville, KY. She was featured in the 219th edition of Ambit Magazine, London. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Georgia teaching Color and Composition.
Jane Foley (b*1985, New Orleans) is a sculptor, performer, and sound artist living in Atlanta, Georgia (US). Her sound works explore isolation versus connectivity in public spaces, beginning with subtle repeated experiments in deep listening and reciprocity. She uses sculpture and performance also as frameworks for interaction, creating physical spaces for unscripted involvement, favoring communication and process over controlled outcomes. Jane Foley has created site-specific public sound sculptures for the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon, Portugal and La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, France with Zurich-based Sound Development City, as well as produced a sound composition for Saout Radio that played in taxicabs throughout the 5th Marrakech Biennale in Morrocco. In Atlanta, she has created public works for Flux Projects, the Atlanta Beltline, WonderRoot, and the Goat Farm, among others. Following a recent residency at Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria, she has been composing from layered field recordings, chasing ever-elusive images of transitional sounds in built spaces.
While often starting with the camera, Kelly Kristin Jones’ work utilizes various methods and materials to survey new concepts. Primarily interested in our relationship to environment, Jones explores how we are implicated and reflected in something so familiar it has become nearly invisible. Shifting perspective, renegotiating space, and recording sights, Jones studies the utter strangeness of space and movement in urban areas.
Kelly Kristin Jones earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and currently teaches at Georgia State University. Jones is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2015), the Southwest Airlines Arts and Social Engagement Prize (2013), the MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist Award (2013), the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship (2012), The Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Prize (2011, 2012) and the Municipal Art League Fellowship (2012).
Hannah Tarr lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 where she was awarded a residency to the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency (Saugatuck, MI) and the Florence Leif Award for Painters. Her work has been shown at Roots and Culture (Chicago), MOCA GA (Atlanta), Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), and Poem88 (Atlanta).
Coop is a curatorial collective made up of artists, curators, thinkers and professors who are committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging new or under-represented artists/artworks in the community. COOP is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free from the constraints of the retail market. COOP seeks to initiate a discourse between Nashville and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects and interact with the Nashville community.
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.
- Curated by Daniel Fuller