It’s a good thing when you’re too busy to tell people what you’ve been up to, right? Since my Buy Nathan Sharratt thesis exhibition and social media performance last year I’ve been developing several projects concurrently that work to benefit the artistic community in Atlanta with the overall goal of cultivating a new generation of collectors and arts supporters.
I’ve got a few other projects in the works that I’ll talk about down the line a bit, but this should give you a peek at what I’ve been up to lately and a hint at what’s coming in the future:
I participated in the Seedworks creative incubator for 8 months to develop Commodity:Art, and am now working with them to develop a physical arts incubation space to support artists, not “The Arts.”
Last March I curated an exhibition to raise funds for a new artist residency at Hearts to Nourish Hope in Riverdale, GA called Hearts Fair.
I’m developing an ARTWAR mobile game-as-art that uses the mechanics of freemium games to cultivate new collectors and to use the monetization tactics of these games to fund artists and art spaces. We’re in prototype stage now, and I’ll post on my social media feeds when we’re ready for play testers if you’re interested and you can sign up to my mailing list to get notified.
“Please join me in celebrating the opening and closing of my thesis exhibition [Buy Nathan Sharratt: A Requirement of the Masters of Fine Arts Degree of Georgia State University] on March 24 from 5 to 8pm.
[Exhibition, gift shop, performances, livestream] dates & hours: March 20 - 25, 2016, 10am - 6pm
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Parking and Visitor Info:: There are a sprinkling of street spots on and around Peachtree Center Ave and Gilmer St and these are free after 7pm. GSU also has two visitor lots within a block or two of the gallery. These are T Deck and M Deck.
I have taken my art objects hostage. I demand ransom of their supposed retail value or they will face execution. The ability for the artist to survive and feed themselves lies almost exclusively in the hands of the collector. I call upon them now to assert their belief in the value of art objects as embodiments of the souls of artists and rescue these Art Refugees, or through inaction to allow them to perish, and consequently a piece of the artist dies with it. Through the transitive property of equality, the artist is only as valuable as their art work.The length of time available to rescue an art refugee is relative to its asserted retail value.
To directly rescue an art object, determine which are currently being held for ransom by following the artist on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), then donate the requisite financial amount to PayPal account email@example.com. In the case of multiple donations for the same refugee, the earliest time stamp will be accepted, all others will be refunded.
To negotiate the refugee’s release via other means, contact the warden via above social media channels.