Gallery 72

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.




November 19th-January 20th

5th Annual #ARTOFCOMMUNITY Exhibition- The Creatives Project

A vital force in Atlanta’s arts community, TCP strengthens and unites arts, education, community and commerce by creating an arts eco-system that empowers eager citizens to recognize Atlanta’s potential. They accomplish this goal by engaging fresh resources, implementing crucial and deliberate arts and culture initiatives and leading arts-based education. TCP patrons donate subsidized housing and free studio space to support our artists as they serve Atlanta neighborhoods by generating vibrant and fertile communities poised for economic growth and development. Inspired by their growth in creative collaboration, the show embodies the journey of the Creatives Project resident artists and how they have expanded and elevated their bodies of work.

Opening Reception

Gallery 72

November 19th, 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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Art of Organized Noize


The ART of ORGANIZED NOIZE: October 15- November 12


When Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Pat “Sleepy” Brown formed Organized Noize in the early 1990s, hip-hop was in the midst of a vicious (and ultimately fatal) bi-coastal turf war. While historically polarized between (North) East Coast rap artists and West Coast rap artists, Organized Noize completely changed the direction of hip-hop culture, its sounds and expression.

This exhibition traces the legacy of Organized Noize and their Dungeon Family Collective (which includes Outkast, Goodie Mob, Joi, Slimm Cutta Calhoun, Big Rube and more) from their dirt-floor basements to stages around the world. The exhibition features archival items from Organized Noize and the Dungeon Family including photographs, artwork, studio equipment, notebooks, costumes and more.

Freedom Expressions Atl II Ghost Slavery: Art Against Human Trafficking

September 10th – October 9th

Gallery 72 in partnership with the International Human Trafficking Institute and the anti-human trafficking non- profit group Artworks For Freedom opens the exhibition “Freedom Expressions Atl II Ghost Slavery: Art Against Human Trafficking on,” September 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition is scheduled to run through October 9th 2015

This exhibition is a revised re-mounting of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport exhibition, “Freedom Expressions Atl,”and will showcase artists’ works that focus on the issue of human trafficking and acts as a call to action to raise awareness and commit us all to ending modern day slavery.

The title of the exhibition “Ghost Slavery”speaks to the sad reality that many who are the victims of trafficking, in Atlanta and other major cities of the world, are often suffering in = plain view of a public who cannot perceive their status or refuses to recognize their existence.Stay tuned for additional programming surrounding this important and timely exhibition.

Exhibiting artist are: Brikena Boci, Shelia Pree Bright, Jessica Caldes, Alfred Conteh, Najee Dorsey, DS Hathaway, Judy Kirpich, Tracy Molloy, Traci Murrell, Mirian Silva, Leisha Starchia, and Charlie Watts and Charmaine Minnifield.

Artists Talk and Open Mic for Human Rights

Thursday, October 1

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Film Screening: Made in Europe by Inan Temelkuran

Thursday, October 8

98 min  |  Drama  |  2007 (Turkey)

Stories of Turkish people living in three European cities Madrid, Paris, and Berlin. Most are illegal immigrants, and while seeking for permits or living in hide outs they go through life dealing with humiliation, insecurities, betrayals, self-pity. The stories reflect the schizophrenic nature of the immigrant world, which turns the movie into something more than life in Europe.

Inan Temelkuran was born in 1976 in Izmir, studied law in Ankara, and studied film making in Spain. Wrote, directed and produced Made in Europe and Bornova Bornova, both of which won awards in festivals and are part of TurkishFilmChannel catalog.

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