Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion

Join us for a multimedia experience - a mix of visual and performing arts - a unique five-person performance of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work, The Little Match Girl Passion.

Presented in collaboration with Kinnara and sponsored in full by Mailchimp, donations collected at these two events will be presented to The Atlanta Children’s Shelter.

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion

Join us for a multimedia experience - a mix of visual and performing arts - a unique five-person performance of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work, The Little Match Girl Passion.

Presented in collaboration with Kinnara and sponsored in full by Mailchimp, donations collected at these two events will be presented to The Atlanta Children’s Shelter.

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Summer Intern Exhibition
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Summer Intern Exhibition

They say a moment can make or break a man. Who says that? They. The good old Theys. Remember them? Me neither. But as long as there is a will, there is a way.  

Unexpected Moments is a group exhibition expressing those profound moments in our lives that guide us. Artists Shannon Scott, Soo Kim, Shiloh Seay, and Zoe Endris explore these moments through various mediums and assemblages.

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Leap Year Artist: Ellie Dent
Jun
1
to Jun 29

Leap Year Artist: Ellie Dent

MINT is pleased to present Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt, an exhibition of works from Leap Year artist Ellie Dent, opening June 1 and on view through June 29 at MINT’s Downtown gallery, 92 Peachtree Street SW. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on June 1 from 7pm–10pm.

Of the exhibition, Dent comments: “My work is a reflection of being a patient in today’s health industry. Motivated by fear and fetish, I manipulate appropriated hospital materials to create objects that require the act the examination.  Specifically, these materials are ones our bodies interact with that identify us as patients. The objects act as props, souvenirs or mnemonic devices for traumatic experience. Using steel armatures, I present the body as a specimen, heightening the sensation of vulnerability and humiliation. My work is a critique of the display of power in the medical industry and the result of navigating the tenuous battle of gaining and losing control of our bodies during the current political debate on healthcare.”

Ellie Dent (b. 1991) was born in Baltimore, Maryland and received a BFA in painting, drawing, and printmaking from Towson University in 2013 and a MFA from the University of Georgia in 2017. She has exhibited work at the Georgia Museum of Art, Marcia Wood Gallery, Day & Night Projects, Terrault Contemporary as well as exhibited with Satellite Projects during Art Basel Miami 2015. Her work has been published in Hyperallergic, ArtsATL and SciArt Magazine. She is currently faculty at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia where she resides. 

Ellie Dent is one of five 2019 Leap Year Artists. Leap Year, a residency program facilitated by MINT, supports emerging artists through studio space, mentorship, a stipend per W.A.G.E.-Certification guidelines, and opportunities for public art and community service. This exhibition is the culmination of six months in their Leap Year studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Other artists in the 2019 cycle are Michelle Laxalt, Danielle Deadwyler, Amanda Grae Platner, and Caleb Jamel Brown.

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Apr
13
to May 23

Annual Juried Show

Atlanta, Georgia – MINT is pleased to present our Annual Juried Exhibition titled Duplexity, curated by Tiffany LaTrice. The show opens April 13th and is on view through May 23rd at MINT’s Downtown gallery, 92 Peachtree Street SW. . There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on April 13th from 7-10pm, and a curator’s talk on April 27th at 2pm.

Of the exhibit, curator Tiffany LaTrice comments: “the exhibition explores the tensions and nuances of how individuals navigate the duality of the self and explores how our relational experiences can fuel togetherness or divisiveness.”

MINT’s sixth Annual Juried Exhibition again seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the United States. Each year a selected juror chooses the best and brightest from over 1,500 submissions and selected artists are paid a stipend according to W.A.G.E. guidelines. This year’s artists include: Caleb Jamel Brown, Desmond Beach, Tyler Bohm, Hannah Burton, Merritt Cates, Sydney Daniel, Ariel Dannielle, Jackie Dorage, John Hartford V, Lewinale Havette, Roxane Hollosi, Yasin Jalal, Orianna Montenegro, and Hannah Pasedag.

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Intern Group Exhibition: Spring 2019
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Intern Group Exhibition: Spring 2019

ORIGINS is a group exhibition that explores the relationships between humanity and the physical world and how those relationships have a profound effect on our society. This exhibition explores the overwhelming forces around us that are shaping the way we live, dictating our lives and pulling us like a tide to the future. Artists Katie Reilly, Antoneisha Harper, Darren Mann, and Angelo Perlera examine topics such as how we live, the creation of America, mass consumerism, and the idea that a single occurrence no matter how small can change the course of the universe forever.

Join MINT for an Opening Reception – March 22 from 7–10pm

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Feb
2
to Mar 2

Leap Year Artist: Hasani Sahlehe

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MINT is pleased to present Fruit of the Spirit, an exhibition of works from Leap Year artist Hasani Sahlehe, opening February 2nd and on view through March 2nd at MINT’s Downtown gallery, 92 Peachtree Street SW. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on February 2nd from 7pm–10pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Super Bowl preparations, certain streets in South Downtown may be detoured. We always recommend using public transit (we're one block from Five Points MARTA) or using rideshare options. We do not anticipate any full road closures at this time.

Of the exhibit, Hasani Sahlehe comments: “Individuals are faced with a number of alternatives when cultures intersect. Some attempt to assimilate, while others reject outside attitudes or behaviors. Historically, attempts have been made to indoctrinate people groups with pre-existing philosophies. What takes place is an abstraction. New customs emerge, often making reference to the social institutions from which they were formed.”

Hasani Sahlehe (b. 1991 St. Thomas, USVI) works in a variety of media and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the Southeast. Significant exhibitions include, “Banana Republic” at SCAD Museum of Art and “What a Kallaloo” at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. His work has been covered in Atlanta’s City Lights, Atlanta Magazine and other publications. Sahlehe lives and works in Atlanta. Sahlehe received his Painting BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015.

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Dec
8
to Jan 11

Leap Year Artist: Crystal Desai

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MINT is pleased to present small enough to hold, an exhibition of works from Leap Year artist Crystal Desai, opening December 8th and on view through January 12th (note: MINT is closed December 23–January 1). There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on December 8th from 7pm–10pm.

Of the exhibit, Desai comments: “small enough to hold is a call to awareness of the emotional wounds within our collective psyche through a personal mythology made up of real and imaginary beings, including skyfish, lachrymice, goddesses, and a glass pony. The artist begins her poetic narrative with a haunting scene of broken starfish washed ashore. She explores the question, ‘How does something living break apart so easily?’ by touching on themes of mental illness, ancestral wounds, and environmental damage.”

Crystal Desai is an artist working out of her in-home studio in Decatur, GA. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Georgia in 2012 and remains dedicated to the arts in her hometown of Atlanta. She primarily works with acrylic paint and ink, and often includes mixed media elements such as collage, crayon, nail polish, and eye shadow. Introspective by nature, she views her work as a way to develop her personal mythology, touching on topics of loneliness, self-discovery, and spirituality.

Desai is one of five 2018 Leap Year Artists. Leap Year, a residency program facilitated by MINT, supports emerging artists through studio space, mentorship, a stipend, and opportunities for public art and community service. This exhibition is the culmination of six months in his Leap Year studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Other artists in the 2018 cycle are Angela Davis Johnson, Alex C. Kerr, Steve Morrison, and Hasani Sahlehe.

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Leap Year Artist: Steven Morrison
Oct
6
to Nov 2

Leap Year Artist: Steven Morrison

MINT is pleased to present Easier Prey, an exhibition of works from Leap Year artist Steve Morrison, opening October 6th and on view through November 2nd. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on October 6th from 7pm-10pm.

Of Easier Prey, Morrison comments: “When I was a young child, my uncle sent me a mysterious birthday gift. I believe it was the only thing he ever sent me, adding to its cryptic significance. This singluar item he chose to bequeath upon me was a VHS tape entitled Dinosaurs and Other Strange Creatures. I watched this tape until it was worn out and wobbly, astonished by the stop-motion creatures fighting and dying before my eyes— in particular, a poignant scene featuring a giant ground sloth and a saber-toothed tiger. The sloth is the painter, a bewildered mascot for a medium of slowness and trying to learn how to adjust. It is the figure of the out-of-place and the desperate, too dim-witted and sluggish to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamically changing world. It is all of us as we awkwardly adapt our primitive paleolithic bodies and brains to navigate hyperreality and the Cloud. Its bulky bones lie under our feet today. This poor lumbering beast captured my imagination, and as I’ve painted this character over the past year it has come to represent many things to me.” Easier Prey delves into the relationship between the ancient past and the modern present, Morrison has created animated landscapes—using the soil, leaves, and mud of the megatherium’s habitat to make living drawings in the earth.

Steve Morrison received his BFA (Illustration) in 2006, and his MFA (Painting) in 2015. His studio practice explores transformations and breaks between evolving forms, creating cycles of growth, decay, and regeneration. Much of his work deals with overlapping scales of time—the rise and fall of mountain ranges, species, civilizations, loaves of bread dough, and breathing lungs become the same movement performed at different scales. Using paint, animation, digital processes, and sculpture, his art enacts a tragicomic theater of impermanence. Morrison received a grant from Idea Capital in 2017, and was awarded a Walthall Fellowship by WonderRoot in 2016-2017 (curated by Sarah Higgins of the Zuckerman Museum of Art). In 2015, he was a finalist for the Working Artist Project (MOCA-GA), curated by Siri Engberg of the Walker Art Center. Morrison is a professor at the University of West Georgia and lives in Atlanta.

Morrison is one of five 2018 Leap Year Artists. Leap Year, a residency program facilitated by MINT, supports emerging artists through studio space, mentorship, a stipend, and opportunities for public art and community service. This exhibition is the culmination of six months in his Leap Year studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Other artists in the 2018 cycle are Angela Davis Johnson, Alex C. Kerr, Crystal Desai, and Hasani Sahlehe.

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Leap Year Artist: Alex C. Kerr
Aug
18
to Sep 22

Leap Year Artist: Alex C. Kerr

MINT is pleased to present Gruesome Grin, an exhibition of works from Leap Year artist Alex C. Kerr, opening August 18th and on view through September 22nd. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on August 18th from 7pm-10pm.

Death often creates a void for those who are left behind. Existence with this void and the grief that surrounds it can lead to a personal restructuring where in which we return to our lives transformed by loss. Gruesome Grin examines how memorial objects become stand-ins for the deceased and act as reference points for grief and memory. The objects presented in Gruesome Grin are a transformation of traditional funerary objects and reflect the reconstruction we experience returning to life after a death.

Alex C. Kerr is originally from Norfolk, VA, and lives and works in Atlanta, GA. He received his BFA from Georgia State University in 2015. His work examines notions surrounding status, power and excess in popular culture. He has participated in exhibitions at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta, GA), The Mason Scharfenstein Museum of Art (Demorest, GA) and The Blue House (Dayton, OH).

Kerr is one of five 2018 Leap Year Artists. Leap Year, a residency program facilitated by MINT, supports emerging artists through studio space, mentorship, a stipend, and opportunities for public art and community service. This exhibition is the culmination of Kerr’s six months in his Leap Year studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Other artists in the 2018 cycle are Angela Davis Johnson, Steve Morrison, Crystal Desai, and Hasani Sahlehe.

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