72 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta GA, 30303
Gallery Hours:: 10 am – 5 pm, M-F
Atlanta is quickly gaining acclaim for its cutting edge exhibitions, quality contemporary art and progressive arts scene. Gallery 72 has a strong focus on local talent, serving as an institution that supports individual artists, local galleries, arts organizations and curators.
Gallery 72 is dedicated to presenting stimulating, and thought provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s art offerings.Gallery 72 seeks to promote cutting-edge contemporary art, while extending opportunities to artists and art organizations to explore creative expression and compelling idea.
GALLERY 72 ANNOUNCES THE DEBUT OF THE TUFTON STRING QUARTET, A RECEPTION FOR THE EXTENDED EXHIBITION EPHEMERAL ETERNITY
Atlanta- The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present the Tufton String Quartet at a reception for the exhibition “Ephemeral Eternity: Memory, Ritual and Personal Myth in an Age of Dissolution” at Gallery 72 in Downtown Atlanta on May 1st, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Formed in Atlanta, The Tufton String Quartet features Christopher Mosley on first violin, Raphiel Murden on 2nd violin, Reginald Wallace on viola, and Arlanda Walker on Cello. The musical selections for the evening will be a mix of classical, jazz standards, and contemporary compositions. The concert will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.
Ephemeral Eternity is an exhibition addressing the power of myth, memory and ritual experience to forestall vanishing and contested histories and identities. Please join the us for a moving evening of visions, sounds and sacredness.
The exhibition Ephemeral Eternity will be extending its run until May 15TH.
Emergence from the Waters
May 28th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In related news, opening at GALLERY 72 on May 28th, 2015 will be the exhibition ” Emergence from the Waters” featuring the works of Atlanta metal artist Corrina Sephora. Emergence from the Waters is a collection of water-themed art spanning the past decade, including debuting new works. Emergence of the Waters is a series of sculptures, paintings, animation and installations of boat forms, birds in flight and other aquatic imagery from the spaces above and below the water’s surface. Sephora’s ideas and concepts, from drawings in tiny notebooks to architectural blueprints that emerge into sculptures, will be on display. The exhibit examines water in all its multi-faceted forms and influences, with towering solid steel waves that have boats and birds tethered to them, ladders that climb into the ephemeris and an installation that draws parallels between a fleet of boats and a flock of birds. Sephora’s storytelling talents will be showcased in Flowing as Water, a fairy tale video inspired by her visit to an adoption support group.
Gallery Lunchtime Tours
Also, starting in May, GALLERY 72 will begin lunchtime gallery tours. The tours will take place from 1pm to 1:45pm every Tuesday and Thursday except during gallery installations . Please contact the Gallery 72 office for more information. The Gallery 72 phone number is 404-546-3220 and the email is Gallery72@atlantaga.gov.
Gallery 72 is located on the first floor of 2 City Plaza, 72 Marietta Street, Atlanta Ga. 30303
Ephemeral Eternity: Memory, Ritual, and Myth in a time of Dissolution
March 5th – May 1st
Artists: Robin Bernat , Jessica Scott Felder, Karen Tauches, Wendy Phillips.
Ephemeral Eternity: Memory, Ritual, and Myth in a time of Dissolution is an exhibition focusing on the transience of the human condition, and the power of myth, memory and ritual to forestall vanishing and contested histories and identities. This exhibition examines the acts humanity uses to hold onto beloved memories and contested histories ranging from the personal to the political and the mythic. How we remember the past and process its influence on our present has always been and will always be a part of the human condition. How we record, protect and keep what is beloved becomes the basis for our rituals and myths, for our faiths and our archiving. The artists in this exhibition work in many forms of media and were chosen due to varied ways they represent our physical and emotional histories.
Previous Exhibitions: Foreword, An introduction to Atlanta – June 2014 “Foreword” Press: ArtsATL – Review Gallery 72 Curbed – South Downtown Resurgence Continues with Gallery 72 Creative Loafing – Gallery 72 to Open in Downtown’s Old AJC Building Creative Loafing – Former AJC Headquarters Debuts as City’s ‘Gallery 72’ Grand Opening Slide Show, by Architecture Tourist