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FSU ’14 MFA Candidate Courtney Thayer Accepted into Live Amateurs at MINT Gallery

Published December 16, 2013

Courtney E. Thayer, Fairy Tale Logic

Courtney E. Thayer, Fairy Tale Logic

Courtney will be exhibiting her piece ”Fairy Tale Logic” as part of a juried exhibition at MINT Gallery.

About the Show:
“Live Amateurs” is the 1st Annual Juried Exhibition to be hosted at MINT Gallery in Atlanta, GA in January 2014. Juried by artist Craig Drennen, “Live Amateurs” seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the Southeastern United States.
The term ”live amateurs” originated in the early days of adult entertainment, but lives on in the online environment. The terms ”live” and ”amateur” are presented as a sexier alternatives to recorded, scripted professionals. Within the art world it’s not uncommon for the unpolished directness of amateurs to be valorized as authenticity. There are also plentiful cases of professionals shamelessly plundering the traits of amateurs. But it may simply be that emerging artists are amateurs in the early stages of turning pro. This exhibition at MINT gallery is meant to showcase the very best artistic qualities that ”live amateurs” can provide.
An opening reception will take place January 11th, while a closing reception and announcement of the Juror’s Prize will occur on February 7th.
MINT Gallery, Live Amateurs

MINT Gallery, Live Amateurs