MFA’ 18, Sharon Norwood one of 32 Artists invited to participate in the 2016 Atlanta Biennial. The exhibition opened at the Atlanta Contemporary on August 27th and runs through to December 18th, 2016. The biennial showcases “emerging, established, and forgotten artistic practices” from artists in different states within the Southeast including – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
According to curator Daniel Fuller “Previous Biennials – regardless of locale, curator, artists, or even the name itself – trumpeted the idea that many exceptional and relevant contemporary artists call the South home. The 2016 Atlanta Biennial further upholds this truth. While the participants represent 10 states from across the Southeast, they do not relegate themselves to any specific sense of geography or space rather, together, their work examines the current state of contemporary art and contemporary issues.”
The exhibition is curated by Daniel Fuller, Atlanta Contemporary curator; Victoria Camblin, ART PAPERS’, editor and artistic director; Aaron Levi Garvey, independent curator and co-founder of Jacksonville’s Long Road Projects and Gia Hamilton, director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.