MINT’s Leap Year(s) Exhibition at Hambidge Arts Center
June 13 – September 12, 2015 at the Hambidge Center’s Weave Shed Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
Hambidge, 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Hambidge Gallery phone: 706-746-571
Image by Vanessa Brook Williams
Curated by Candice Greathouse, Gallery & Creative Director, MINT
Leap Year(s) is an archive of works from past and present Leap Year Hambidge Fellows. The selection of artists included in this exhibition chronicle the last four years of MINT’s Leap Year Artist program and their partnership with Hambidge.
Vanessa Brook Williams
Featuring works by Leap Year Hambidge Fellows, Leap Year(s) explores therelationship between eight artists and their diverse practices. The Leap Year Artist program, facilitated by MINT, is a platform of support for emerging artists that utilizes the established talent and organic connectivity of Atlanta’s artistic community. Leap Year’s goals are to provide space and support for emerging artists to be more thoughtful about their work and creative careers, to foster partnerships and community between various arts organizations, to create a more sustainable arts economy, and to nurture a generous artistic spirit.While the exhibition is primarily a survey of recent works, viewers can begin to draw meaningful connections between these works, which have been created by the artists in a similar, pivotal point in their artist development. The artists work in a range of media and processes, including manipulated found objects, works on paper, alternative printmaking methods, audio composition, and sculptural form. The selected works reference a minimalist aesthetic in the simplicity of their form and composition, while conceptually imparting personal narratives and content.