The History of Energy
ABOUT THE ARTIST
ATLANTA'S SOUTH BUCKHEAD ARTS DISTRICT
I grew up as an artist in the early 2000s art scene in Atlanta. Robin Bernat and Kojo Griffin were two local artists who were in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, rockstar galleries like Vaknin Schwartz, Fay Gold, and Bill Lowe put Atlanta on the artworld map and startup collectives like Nexus (now Atlanta Contemporary Art Center), Eyedrum and Ballroom Studios were where artists would meet one another, checking out each other’s studios, sharing ideas on making art.
Two of my mentors were the artists Deanna Sirlin, who taught me the business side of the art world, and Eula Rodgers Ginsberg, whom I formally studied with at the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD Atlanta).
BENNY ANDREWS AND ME
One of my pieces created during that period was selected for my first ever group show at the LaGrange National Biennal in 2002 by Benny Andrews, who was the show’s juror.
Meeting Andrews in person and hear him talk about my work was incredibly inspirational.
After our brief chat at the opening, Andrews shook my hand and said, “Keep making good art.”
That was the last time I saw him.
The art continues.
As for it being “good”---that remains to be seen :)
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