art for the community

Artist creates wall paintings as tribute to Atlanta’s West End


Felicia Feaster, Aug 08 2019

Artist Shanequa Gay’s exhibition at Hammonds House Museum, “Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End,” is a bittersweet Valentine that celebrates a vibrant slice of Atlanta rapidly changing with gentrification.

Working in collaboration with Hammonds House executive director Leatrice Ellzy Wright, who wanted Gay to create a site-specific installation in the historic Victorian home’s galleries, Gay has delivered an immersive, celebratory experience so loaded with emotion, your heart could burst. Gay has a gift for visual storytelling and shows sophistication when it comes to dramatic build, sinking viewers deeper into her story as it unfolds in successive rooms of Hammonds House.

Shanequa Gay Selected for Special Projects at Aqua Art Miami

This year is the first year the Welch School will have artists represented in the “Special Projects” public installation portion of the fair—Shanequa Gay and Aaron Artrip will both have pieces in the main courtyard as a part of this highly-selective, juried showcase.

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