MINT Intern Culminating Exhibition in partnership with Eyedrum
Curated by MINT Interns Jennifer Delgado, Jessica Gross, and Kenay Parker
Featuring original works from John Butler Burns, Jaymerson Payton,
Trey Rozell, and Hasani Sahlehe
Multilayered in context and content, the work of the artists featured in REFLEX collectively explore the ways in which process and material direct a visual language. Informed by self-discovery and unrestricted by pretense, the selected works reveal a sense of authenticity and truth that we may have yet to perceive.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th, 6 to 10pm
On View through December 11th, 1pm to 6pm daily
The MINT Internship Program culminates in a group exhibition -wholly organized, curated, and installed collaboratively by the participants of the program, from inception to conclusion. This opportunity offers a hands-on, all encompassing learning experience for our interns.
84 Gallery, EYEDRUM, 84 Forsyth St, Atlanta, GA 30303
www.mintatl.org / email@example.com
The intention behind my practice is to create works of art that leave the viewer with more questions than answers. There is an intriguing element to the unknown that engulfs the human subconscious which I intend to manipulate in the form of painting. My work is usually large scale abstract paintings on stretched or un-stretched canvas but I also construct smaller works on paper as well. The work I create is meant to trap the viewer in a new experience where the idea of conformity and structure are decimated.
Current - BA, Studio Arts, Georgia State University
2015 "SkomDayz" The Granite Room/ Big House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 "People's Choice Art Show" Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 "Atlanta Art Market" Alley Cat Music Club, Atlanta, GA
2016 "Midnight Sublime" Metropolitan Warehouse, Atlanta, GA
"Strange Fruit" ANO Magazine Second Edition
John Butler Burns
Blurring the distinction between the grotesque and gorgeous, I create work that situates itself within the instant territory of being visibly repulsive and captivatingly beautiful. This intersection reflects a fascination found in the compounding forces of love and lust.
Our bodies pulse with a friction of complete selflessness and utter selfishness. We sway and undulate within our desire to topple those we love in manic heat while surrendering to the personal willingness to collapse together in a whole for the betterment of the partner.
With weighted fabrics of red and skinned hues coupled with the oozed extrusion of sick-slick tendrils, I manifest the carnal and heartfelt desires weighing upon us and urging through us.
Neither motion can exist without the other; and in the finite moments of infinity where the collision of fever-dreamed nakedskinnedrush and clear lunged exaltation spin into themselves lies the pinpoint for my work.
2016 - BFA, Georgia State University
2014 Low Museum, Atlanta, GA
2015 Low Museum, Atlanta, GA
2015 "ASU Juried Show", The Cage Space, Atlanta, GA
2016 "New Kids On the Block", Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
2016 "The Space Between", Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 "BFA Exit Show", Welch Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Hasani Sahlehe (b. 1991 St Thomas, USVI) is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Atlanta, GA. He recently earned his BFA in Painting at The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Sahlehe's work explores the transfer of information. His work has been exhibited in the Southeast and is held in private collections throughout The United States, England, and Virgin Islands
b. 1991 St Thomas, USVI
2015 - BFA, Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design
2017 "After JMB" Atlanta, GA (forthcoming)
2015 "Believe We've Met" That Gallery, Cashiers NC
wi/ Amanda Grae Platner
2015 "Love or Confusion" BnJ Gallery, Atlanta, GA
wi/ Will Penny
2016 "Small Works" Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2016 "Open Studio" SCAD, Atlanta, GA
2016 "Modern Love" Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2016 "The New South" Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA
2016 "FoG" Thomas Deans Fine Art Atlanta, GA
2015 "Mixed Reactions 2" 215 Peters St, Atlanta, GA
2015 "Little Things Mean a Lot" Swan Coach House, Atlanta
2015 "Open Studio" SCAD, Atlanta, GA
2015 "A Sense of Place" GHIA, Augusta, GA
2015 "Mixed Reactions" 215 Peters St, Atlanta, GA
2015 "Phase 3" Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2015 "A|No Magazine Launch" Studio No. 7 Atl, GA
2015 "Meraki" Cherry Lion Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2014 "Open Studio" SCAD, Atlanta, GA
2014 "Collisions" Gallery 567, Atlanta,GA
2016 SCAD Fashion Show, Savannah, GA
"Lost in the Mood" collaborative collection Nigel Xavier
2016 Mural, The Shops Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
2016 "Lost in the Mood"
Fall/Winter Collection designed by Nigel Xavier
2015 "#VibeBus" Advertising Campaign
w/ Georgia Dome, SCAD, Markeidric, & Renuka Adhaav
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Mary Stanley, Atlanta, GA
Friend of the Artist
The Grey District
The Zeal Life
The Urban Realist
My current work is an exploration of my subconscious through mark making. The nature of the process is obsessive and compulsive, while the presentation is intuitive. I compare the nature of my work to poetry, in the sense that the experience behind creating a work is the importance, the product is simply the tangible remainder of the process. I intend to investigate my instinctual need to visually communicate and how my honest expressions are digested.
Current - BFA, Drawing and Painting, Georgia State University
2015 "Dis (a) Lined", The Cage Space, Atlanta, GA
2016 "Fish Flaps", Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 "Midnight Sublime", Metropolitan Ave Warehouse, Atlanta, GA