Opening Reception

Opening Reception at the Zuckerman Museum of Art

Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 6 - 8 p.m.

This event is free + open to the public.

The ZMA celebrates the opening of two solo exhibitions, "Are We the Monsters," Atlanta-based Sarah Emerson’s meditation on destruction and creation, and Tomashi Jackson’s "Interstate Love Song," an exploration of color and the value of human life in public space. The solo projects are accompanied by a new installation of Ruth Zuckerman’s drawings and sculptures from the ZMA’s permanent collection.


Sarah Emerson: Are We the Monsters
January 27 - July 1, 2018
Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Curator

Sarah Emerson is an artist who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Her paintings and installations present viewers with highly stylized versions of nature that combine geometric patterns and mythic archetypes to examine contemporary landscape. Are We the Monsters is planned as a series of commissioned murals and large-scale drawings that address the dichotomy of ruin and rebirth, destruction and creation.

Tomashi Jackson: Interstate Love Song
January 27 - May 6, 2018
Sarah Higgins, Curator

Interstate Love Song is the first solo museum exhibition of the work of Cambridge, Massachusetts based Tomashi Jackson. Jackson's richly textural mixed media paintings and videos explore the procession of color and the value of human life in public space, blending together histories of abstraction with vicinity-specific research.

Ruth V. Zuckerman: Inside Out
On long-term display

Inside Out presents a range of Ruth Zuckerman’s works displayed through the approach of “visible storage.” For preservation of artwork, museums often hold their permanent collections in storage rather than on public view. “Visible storage,” however, maintains necessary safe-keeping of the objects while allowing museum visitors to see and study artwork that would otherwise be unavailable. This installation method allows the ZMA to exhibit a substantial number of Ruth Zuckerman’s drawings and sculptures, while also making aspects of permanent collection care transparent for the public. The exhibitions is on long-term view.

Credit: Sarah Emerson, Bubble and Scrape (detail), 2017. Acrylic and rhinestones on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

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