|Michael Ellison, Waiting Room, 1999|
Ellison grew up in Collier Heights, a middle-class African American neighborhood in southwest Atlanta. He studied art at Atlanta College of Art on the GI Bill, where he learned printmaking. The title of the exhibition comes from the way in which one of Ellison’s early printmaking instructors, Norman Wagner, described Ellison’s subject matter, referring to his prints as “urban landscapes and/or impressions.”
|Michael Ellison, Ding, 1991|
Harris says, “Michael Ellison's work represents an important piece to the discussion of not only only African American printmakers, but also the history of Georgia-based printmakers, their unique narratives and their contributions to the medium.” This exhibition is part of the museum’s commitment to presenting single-artist shows by under-recognized African American artists.
Related events include:
“Conversation on Collecting,” a discussion with collectors Brenda and Larry Thompson and Curlee Raven Holton, executive director of the David C. Driskell Center
Thursday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m
Black History Month Dinner ($55 members, $75 nonmembers)
Friday, February 24 at 6 p.m.
Tour at Two, led by curator Shawnya Harris
Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Toddler Tuesday (register by emailing email@example.com).
Tuesday, May 9 at 10 a.m.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.