exhibition on how we see people of color

4/6/2016 5:00 PM

exhibition on how we see people of color

The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs: exhibition on how we see people of color
The exhibit, “Come Over” by award winning artist Paul Stephen Benjamin, will focus on the politics of aesthetics, (mis)representation and cultural assumption. Benjamin’s use of language and visual ephemera to interrogate the casual acceptance of long-established cultural narratives by the American public has garnered national and international attention.

Paul Stephen Benjamin received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MFA from Georgia State University. He is a recipient of the 2014 Artadia Award. Recently, he was featured in the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center exhibition “Coloring”. He was also featured in the group exhibition, “Emerging Artist Award Winners 15th Year Retrospective Exhibition” at The Swan Coach House. Among his awards to date are: the Winnie B. Chandler Fellowship, Diasporal Rhythms Artists Recognition Award, Hambidge Fellowship, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Studio Program and the Forward Arts Emerging Artists Award.

Gallery 72 at 2 City Plaza, is a municipal gallery operated by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs dedicated to presenting stimulating and thought provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s arts offering.

Date: reception on Thursday, March 3, 2016/ exhibit: February 25th – April 7th.
Artist Talk:
Date: March 24, 2016
Time: 6-8 pm


Times: Exhibit Hours:
Saturday 10AM–6PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10AM–6PM
Thursday 10AM–6PM
Friday 10AM–6PM

Free and open to the public.
Venue: 72 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303 (open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)
Contact: http://www.ocaatlanta.com/, Kevin Sipp, Gallery 72, 404-546-3220,-7939, ksipp@atlantaga.gov

NEARBY PARKING: 104 Marietta Street Parking Garage (176 feet NW), 79 Marietta Street Parking Garage (245 feet NE), Centennial Tower Parking Garage (332 feet NE), Paid street parking is available near the gallery.

NEARBY MARTA RAIL STATIONS: Take the Gold line to Five Points Station. Exit the station on the Forsyth street side and turn right, walk northeast on Forsyth Street, and turn left on Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street the gallery will be on the left.


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