JACK SINCLAIR GALLERY
Gallery hours - TUES- SAT 12PM- 8PM
An ArtsXchange Studio Artist Exhibition
Curators: Lisa Tuttle & Ric Washington
November 2nd - December 7th
We are proud to have an exhibition dedicated to our 2019 studio artists. Some are new residents and some have traveled with us from the previous location. Since our grand opening in East Point building , their creative spaces hold a special energy, sharing their gifts ranging from printmaking, photography and paintings.
Lisa Tuttle, Sean David, N'Dieye Gray, Charmaine Minnieflied, Shawn Dowdell, Brandon Sadler, Ric Washington, Courtney Brooks and
SINCLAIR GALLERY CURATOR
Courtney is an Atlanta based visual artist, art instructor and curator. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she rekindled her passion for painting by encouraging creativity and connecting communities through the arts.
MISSION & HISTORY
The Sinclair Gallery mission is to encourage appreciation and the understanding of contemporary works of art.
We serve as a creative space by exploring a variety of disciplines through exhibitions that incite dialogue and celebrates our forever evolving culture.
Alice Lovelace, Executive Director of The ArtsXchange met Jack Sinclair several times; first at his letterpress studio where they bonded over their experiences as a letterpress operator. Then met again when he was organizing the 1985 Mattress Factory Show, and in 1986 when Alice Lovelace became Executive Director, Jack Sinclair came to the Arts Exchange. He brought with him his formidable skills as a carpenter, his contacts, and letterpresses. Jack created our gallery space, worked on the theatre, taught me how to look after the massive boiler, and renovated the old cafeteria building it out with an incredible loft and other additions. Jack Sinclair was committed to the purpose of The Arts Exchange and excited to work with the gallery. The Board and Staff of the Arts Exchange are honored to re-dedicate and return to the name our first gallery the Sinclair Gallery at The Arts Exchange.
Jack Whitney Sinclair, attended Georgia Tech (believed to have) and afterward was getting some notice as an installation sculpture artist and working increasing with old letterpresses. He started an underground artist studio known as the Mattress Factory in Little Five Points and then started the Jack Sinclair Letterpress Studio on Edgewood Ave. As artistic efforts, unfortunately, are not profitable, he and his wife Nancy closed their studio and relocated to Rio Rancho, New Mexico where his pursuit of Letterpress art continued. By his death, he had accumulated some 15 tons of Letterpresses, some of which turned out to be quite old and of some value. His wife Nancy donated the presses to the University of Arizona, where the Jack Sinclair Letterpress Studio is now an instructional part of the art department, now well known, and now produces graduates and works attributed to his named studio.
"Atlanta Collects:10 Notable Fine Art Collections"
Curated by Mike Harris
September 6th 2019- October 26th 2019
The Atlanta Arts scene has long been seen as trailblazing and of great historic and cultural importance. Atlanta is the home of the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Life Biennial, Hammonds House, Spelman College Museums and Clark Atlanta Galleries which is also home of the Hale Woodruff Murals. What many may not know is that Atlanta also boasts several substantial and notable Art Collections. The exhibition includes works from only ten of these collections. The artworks and the stories behind the collections are as varied and as diverse as the families that have built the collections. The Collectors include notable Professionals from many fields as well as public servants and regular folks who have developed a passion for the visual Arts.
About the Curator:
Mike Harris is an Arts enthusiast, Collector, Art Dealer and patron of the Arts. His company Harris Art Advisory assists novice and seasoned Collectors with the acquisition and disposition of works.
About the Collections:
Allison and Johnny Howze , James Jackson and Gedney Vining ,C. Betty and Kerry Davis, Karen and Kevin Cole, Cynthia and Kenneth Prince, Kim and Dameon Fisher, Greg Head, Esohe and George Galbreath , Ayanna and Reuben Jones, Kim and Dameon Fisher, Danita and Michael Harris.
RITUAL the birth of new freedom
A Collaborative Work Exhibition
July 20th 2019- August 17th 2019
Exploring African & African-American Ritual from a Womanist Perspective The work of artist-activist, Charmaine Minniefield preserves Black narratives as a radical act of social justice. Firmly rooted in womanist social theory and ancestral veneration, her work draws from indigenous traditions as seen throughout Africa and the Diaspora, to explore African and African-American history, memory and ritual as an intentional push back against erasure, displacement, and misrepresentation. Her creative practice is community-based as her research and resulting bodies of work draw from the physical archives of a community, place or institution as she excavates the stories of African-American women-led resistance, spirituality and power in response to contemporary social landscapes.
BLOOD OF THE EARTH
Corrina Sephora Art & Metalworks
June 1st 2019- July 13th 2019
Blood of the Earth, an exploration of communal loss and transformation by Atlanta artist, Corrina Sephora. Featuring additional works by Joe Bigley, Elyse Defoor, Paper Frank, Maxine Hess, Jason Scott Kofke and Joseph Peragine.
Catch Me in the A
A GROUP EXHIBITION
Curated by- Courtney Brooks
April 6th 2019- May 11th 2019
Catch Me In The A is the 3rd installation at ArtsXchange's Jack Sinclair Gallery. The group exhibition curated by Courtney Brooks explores Atlanta's rich culture with visions from leading and emerging artists. This is another special line up of amazing ATL creatives that are contributing their gifts by uplifting and inspiring the community. You are invited to experience art on the wall filled Atlanta vibes opening April 6th, and on display through May 11th, 2019.
A SISTAGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Curated by- Courtney Brooks
Feb. 16th 2019- March 31st 2019
Opened for Black History Month on February 16, 2019, and ending in March 30th, 2019 for Women's National History month, SHERO is an experience that expresses the light and strength women carry physically, mentally and spiritually. SHERO is dedicated to African American women in film and photography, paying homage to Sistagraphy , an Atlanta, Georgia-based collective of African American women photographers who capture moments and document events that often awaken the sleeping conscious, and weave together strong social statements. Sistagraphy photographers often explore and embrace theme-based imagery and visual documentaries that have told, and will continue to tell, stories of life’s journeys.
THE ART OF VALUES
A GROUP EXHIBITION
Curated by- Courtney Brooks
Jan. 10th 2019 - Feb. 9th 2019
The Art of V.A.L.U.E.S a group exhibition is the first showing at the Sinclair Gallery located at the new east point location for The ArtsXchange, opening Jan.10, 2019. Our nation as a whole is in a need state of self-realization and topics of sensitivity are extreme. It is imperative that the arts community continues to spread knowledge of values through their work by creating discussion pieces that provide solutions and hope. The concept, The Art of V.A.L.U.E.S will demonstrate virtue, activism, love, understanding, expression, and solidarity and give artist free direction to showcase their views of the project. A collection of amazing artists were invited to share works that represent these values. Please come and support these creatives and experience good vibes curated by Courtney Brooks.
Artist lineup includes- Mirage. Derrick Phillips Sr. Sachi Rome. Anthony Truth Gary. Monica Ealey. Joe King. Shon Pittman. Michael McCullough. Kaya Faery. Jonathan Banks. Diyah Najah. Dante Yarbrough. Natrice Miller. C.flux sing. Marryum Moma. Tokie Rome Taylor. Tamika Grooms. Fabian Williams. V Kottavei Richmond