Gallery on Ponce
The Atlanta Gallery Collective brings contemporary artwork to Ponce City Market
If you’ve paid a visit recently to Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall, you may have noticed a mix of sculptures, paintings and photography decorating The Boiler Room on the second floor. These works are courtesy of the Atlanta Gallery Collective, a free and open-to-the-public pop-up showcasing contemporary artwork from 10 different area galleries.
Curated by Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, the exhibition encompasses the breadth of the city’s contemporary arts scene. Featured galleries include Spalding Nix Fine Art, Whitespace, Tew Galleries, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery and more.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to experience some of the best works from our city’s contemporary art galleries,” says Nix. “This will be a destination for visitors to learn about the local, diverse art scene through curated pieces.”
Open through January 14, the gallery includes a flagship exhibit by Erik Tanner that features portraits of James Beard Award-winning or -nominated chefs and mixologists from the Southeast, including Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins and Steven Satterfield. The full lineup of artists includes internationally known figures, such as New York City-based fashion photographer Landon Nordeman, as well as emerging Southern artists such as Atlanta’s Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, whose street art you’ll find peppered across the city.
“The Atlanta Gallery Collective was curated with the intention that, in one unique space, visitors will have the opportunity to experience many exciting and different contemporary works of art all offered by Atlanta galleries,” says Nix.