The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Weekly Initiative News- 05/19/14

Image courtesy of Simone Leigh and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

On view through May 31st Atlanta Contemporary Art Center presents Simone Leigh: Gone South, the first major solo exhibition of artist in the context of the South. The New York-based artist is adept at forming and firing ceramics to create singular objects and assemblages that range from the ornamental to the ominous. She consistently investigates the female body as a repository of lived experiences: pleasure and pain, motherhood, and various contributions to domestic life and cultural agency. Gone South combines previously exhibited site-specific installations and performance-based video alongside new sculptures that take advantage of the proportions of the galleries: