An Objective Look Into the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Atlanta’s Contemporary Art Center has humble beginnings. Formally Nexus, the art center stems from a grassroots art movement back in 1973 by Atlanta photographers and has upheld those roots by featuring smaller artists. The center even promotes an in-house artist residency program.  They have helped work in the redevelopment of the Atlanta community after the renovation of their own permanent home, a warehouse on the outskirts of West Atlanta. I entered the building to find only one other person in the building, a woman behind the cut out of a wall that matches the rest of the architecture. A windy day only to be recognized by the inconsistent fluttering of a tarp against the skylights as I walked through the open space. White walls punctured with small amounts of color from the various pieces of art on the walls. A wandering eye finds its way to the next art piece with help from the uncomplicated design of the space. The lights are arranged in such a way to lengthen the rooms  There is a modern feeling with emphasized not only by the architecture, but the sound of the clicking of my heel against the concrete floor. Although there aren’t numerous windows, the building is light and airy throughout. There are three distinct spaces in the warehouse where the art is displayed separated simply by asymmetrical...
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