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Contemporary Interpretations of Fine Art Automata
Weds-Sat 3-7pm, thru May 14th
Heron Arts is pleased to present a group show of eleven national and international contemporary artists who create figurative, kinetic sculptures in the pursuit of compelling narratives. This will be the first gallery exhibition of contemporary fine art automata in the United States. Curated by Heron Arts director Noah Antieau and Atlanta-based automata artist Tom Haney, exhibiting artists were chosen based on their craftsmanship and lifetime dedication to this artistic medium. Exhibiting artists include: David Archer (AUS), Chris Fitch (USA), Nemo Gould (USA), Tom Haney (USA), Thomas Kuntz (USA), Pat Keck (USA), Richard Landon (USA), Paul Spooner (UK), and husband and wife collaborators Dean Lucker and Ann Wood (USA). Alongside the eleven automata artists will be San Francisco-based painter, David Marc Grant and his playful landscapes featuring smoke stacks and machinery. Through his work Grant opens a dialogue on geopolitical issues with colorful landscapes, structures and technology drawn from ideas of various utopian and dystopian fictions, drawing influences from the constructivist/supremacist movement, Persian miniaturists, op, pop, advertising, comics, science fiction films, and contemporary low-brow.
Jeff Greenspan, Andrew Tider
Showing thru June 30th
Heron Arts is pleased to present Captured: People In Prison Drawing People Who Should Be, the first exhibition featuring the drawings and paintings done by prison inmates, depicting corporate CEOs whose companies are accused of serious crimes. For over a year, Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider asked people in prison to paint or draw people the duo felt should be in prison – the CEOs of companies doing damage to our environment and economy. To help expose crimes masquerading as commerce, the project imagines those at the highest levels of corporate leadership being personally responsible for their companies' illegal actions. Captured: People In Prison Drawing People Who Should Be opens on Thursday May 26th, 2016 with an opening reception from 6-9pm and runs through June 30th, 2016.
A journey into the world of motorcyclists and their stories.
Mario Martinez (Mars-1)
Miami Project December 1st-6th
Presently in Nashville's Centennial Park
Heron Arts is pleased to present Mars Molecule Project, an exhibition that explores the unique sculptures of San Francisco-based artist Mario Martinez (MARS-1). On view will be a series of sculptures, ranging in size from 3 inches to 9 feet. Also on view will be a large 15-foot by 7-foot painting, as well as many photographs of the sculptures (shot by Colin M. Day) at their recent premiere destination, Burning Man 2015. Mario Martinez will be in attendance during the opening reception at Heron Arts on Saturday October 10th, from 7-10pm. The exhibition will be on display until October 22nd, 2015. It is free and open to the public.
Khalik Allah's Street Opera is a vivid and visceral portrayal of urban life and the human characters that inhabit it. Shooting at 125th and Lexington in Harlem, Allah's street photography gives a powerful glimpse into the spirit and character of those living in poverty.