On View Now
Yanique Norman’s “Lesson on How to be a More Interesting Woman” and Namwon Choi’s “In-Betweenness”
Yanique Norman’s exhibition “Lesson on How to be a More Interesting Woman” will be featured in the Gallery 72’s South Gallery while Namwon Choi’s exhibition “In-Betweenness” will be on display in the North Gallery. Both artists have established themselves as individuals on the cusp of greater recognition and Gallery 72 is honored to host these two important artistic voices.
Inspired by from Safiya Sinclair’s poems “Notes on the State of Virginia, I-III”, where Sinclair’s explores Thomas Jefferson’s denigration of the black woman, Norman follows a similar vein by uniting drawings and film to create a radical re-imagining of how one can further construct a more complex and nuanced internal dialog of the black narrative.
In Choi exhibition, the concept of “migrancy” is explored through its movement in both space and time.
According to Choi, “Since [relocating], the idea of transitional states and the notion of in-betweenness, have led me to became interested in the network of spaces, especially highway.”
“I found myself being between here and there; being in-between two countries, and in-between affiliation and alienation. The special and temporal condition of in-betweenness is not for pausing; It is for (dis)connecting here and there.”
Gallery 72 is located at 72 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA, 30303 and is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
NEARBY PARKING FOR GALLERY 72:
104 Marietta Street Parking Garage (176 feet NW), 79 Marietta Street Parking Garage (245 feet NE) Centennial Tower Parking Garage (332 feet NE), Paid street parking is available near the gallery.
NEARBY MARTA RAIL STATIONS:
Take the Gold line to Five Points Station. Exit the station on the Forsyth Street side and turn right, walk northeast on Forsyth Street, and turn left on Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street the gallery will be on the left.