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Past Exhibitions

Drawing Inside the Perimeter

June 29–September 22, 2013

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'Blue Building' by Andy Moon Wilson

Andy Moon Wilson
Blue Building, 2009
Acrylic, pen and ink on paper
20 x 24 inches
Purchase with the Lambert Fund and gift of Louis Corrigan, 2012.272

Drawing Inside the Perimeter includes more than 45 drawings from the High’s permanent collection, as well as two wall drawings by HENSE and Rocio Rodriguez created exclusively for the exhibition.

Artists in the exhibition include: Sean Abrahams, Alejandro Aguilera, Tristan Al–Haddad, Radcliffe Bailey, Philip Carpenter, Don Cooper, Brian Dettmer, Craig Drennen, Sarah Emerson, Kojo Griffin, HENSE, Benjamin Jones, Jason Kofke, Ruth Laxson, Ann Marie Manker, Katherine Mitchell, Jiha Moon, Andy Moon Wilson, Yanique Norman, Joe Peragine, Fahamu Pecou, Seana Reilly, Susan Robert, Rocio Rodriguez, Ben Roosevelt, Brandon Sadler, Nathan Sharratt, Freddie Styles and Katherine Taylor, among others.

Drawing Inside the Perimeter focuses on drawing as a means of making sense of the world, rather than as a step on the way to producing artwork in another medium, such as with a preparatory sketch. The drawings in the exhibition act as a roadmap to the crisscrossing avenues of artistic production in Atlanta and reflect the chaotic, dynamic spirit of the city.

Most of the works in the exhibition were acquired since 2010 with support from the Lambert Fund, which was established by the late art patron and gallerist Judith Alexander. Native Atlantan, Judith Alexander, was one of the city’s most influential art patrons and supporter of Atlanta and Georgia artists until her death in 2004. The Fund was named in recognition of her friend, the Atlanta-based curator and advocate for Georgia artists, Marianne Lambert. The collection and exhibition is the result of a three-year collaboration between Lambert and the High’s Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michael Rooks.


Monster Drawing Rally

The High’s first ever Monster Drawing Rally took place on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Visitors experienced creativity and community in action while meeting and watching their favorite local artists work.

Details:

  • More than 70 artists working side-by-side to create original artworks for purchase
  • Artists drawing simultaneously in three one-hour shifts
  • Completed works were immediately for sale for $75

Why?

  • To support the expansion of the High’s collection of works on paper by local artists
  • To get a jump start on building or adding to your personal collection
  • Because it was awesome!

The concept of the Monster Drawing Rally was originally developed by Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

This program was made possible by the Gudmund Vigtel Works on Paper Fund.