For Immediate Release—ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination at Ponce City Market that showcases the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene, has been extended through March 31. Originally set to close after the holidays, the space features works from ten of the city’s top art galleries (below) on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. Atlanta Gallery Collective is open during Ponce City Market’s regular business hours.
Atlanta Gallery Collective’s flagship exhibit is a photography show featuring portraits of James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs and mixologists from around the Southeast. Each was photographed by Erik Tanner, a Brooklyn-based, world-renowned photographer who has captured everything from the cover of TIME Magazine to Japanese VOGUE. Talent featured in the exhibit at Ponce City Market includes Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Sean Brock, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani, Miles MacQuarrie, Anne Quatrano, Hector Santiago and Steven Satterfield.
The gallery is set to host several upcoming events:
Thursday, Jan. 25: Chef Hugh Acheson Book Signing celebrating the James Beard Award-winning chef’s latest cookbook, The Chef and the Slow Cooker
Wednesday, Feb. 28: Jerry Siegel Artist Talk and Book Signing showcasing Black Belt Color, a monograph featuring images from the photographer’s hometown of Selma, Alabama and the unique cultural landscape of the area, known as the “Black Belt.
Through Mar. 31: The public is invited to discuss life’s big questions at the Question Booth from internationally renowned podcast company HowStuffWorks. Each week, a new question is posted, and producers from HowStuffWorks are on-site to drive conversation with thought-provoking prompts. The booth is free and open to the public for recording on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm; no reservations required. To record outside those hours, please make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date to be determined: Artist Talk and Book Signing with famed international photographer Landon Nordeman featuring Out of Fashion (named one of the best Photo Books of 2016 by TIME).
As curated by local art expert and Atlanta native Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE highlights rotating works from ten local galleries below. The gallery presents a variety of mediums like sculpture, paintings, photography, and more, and featured artists include Richard Thomas Scott, Tori Tinsley and Joe Peragine, among others. Thomas Deans Fine Art is a new featured gallery that joined the pop-up after the new year. They are showcasing paintings and photography work from artists such as Paul Tamanian, whose paintings include auto paint on aluminum, and Atlanta photographer Kathryn Kolb, who presents chromogenic prints. All works in the gallery are available for purchase.
- Arnika Dawkins Gallery
- Kai Lin Art
- Marcia Wood Gallery
- Mason Fine Art
- Matre Gallery
- Spalding Nix Fine Art
- Tew Galleries
- Thomas Deans Fine Art
About Ponce City Market: Ponce City Market is a historic, mixed-use community hub featuring local and world-class food, retail, residential lofts, and office space. Developed by Atlanta-based real estate investment and management company Jamestown, Ponce City Market is a landmark for Atlanta’s skyline and an iconic destination for visitors and neighbors alike, serving as a connecting point for adjoining in-town neighborhoods. The revitalized building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With ample public green space and a pedestrian network directly linked to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, the project combines 259 residential flats; 550,000 square feet of Class-A office space; 300,000 square feet of retail including West Elm, The Frye Company, Binders Art Supplies, and Google Fiber; and centers for learning like Suzuki School and General Assembly. At its core is a buzzing indoor/outdoor Central Food Hall featuring restaurants and food stalls from James Beard Award-winning and -nominated chefs like Jonathan Waxman, Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins, Sean Brock, Hugh Acheson, Hector Santiago, and Meherwan Irani. Ponce City Market allocates 20% of its residential units as affordable housing, and for visitors arriving on two wheels, there are 500 bike parking spaces and a complimentary bike valet. A portion of the parking fee at Ponce City Market is donated to the Atlanta BeltLine. For more information, please visit: http://www.poncecitymarket.com/.
About Spalding Nix Fine Art: Established in 2003, Spalding Nix Fine Art is among the Southeast's leading art galleries featuring salon shows of contemporary art & a selection of Modern & Old Master paintings. As an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Mr. Nix provides valuation services for donation, estate, insurance, & litigation-related purposes. As an art adviser, Mr. Nix assists clients in navigating the art world by offering confidential & objective advice in the acquisition or sale of fine & decorative art. For more information, please visit: http://www.spaldingnixfineart.com.