Upcoming Exhibitions

Sarah Emerson: Are We the Monsters?
January 27 - May 6, 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.

The Way of all Flesh
June 1 – July 29, 2018
Christian Camacho-Light and Alexis Wilkinson, Guest Curators
Emerging Curators Initiative

Christian Camacho-Light and Alexis Wilkinson will realize the first exhibition selected through the ZMA’s Emerging Curators Initiative. The Way of All Flesh considers the body as both place and interface, as a site of negotiation and as a surface that power reads and inscribes. Included works shift between considerations of flesh and skin as biological matter and as historical matter.

Good Looks: Beyond Portraits in the ZMA Collection
June 1 – July 29, 2018
Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Curator

Good Looks presents a selection of portraits from the ZMA Permanent Collection paired with paintings by local and regional artists.

Play the Game
August 25 – December 21, 2018
Sarah Higgins, Curator

This exhibition will present a survey of artist interventions and appropriations of video game aesthetics, logic, and culture with a specific emphasis on critiques of personal or collective agency. From early interventions on gaming software and graphics to meta-critiques of gaming culture staged within actual game-space, Play the Game will present a concise overview of intersections between contemporary art and video games.


Sarah Emerson. Fawn in the Hallow (detail), 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Private Collection. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tomashi Jackson. Dajerria All Alone (Bolling v Sharpe (District of Columbia))(McKinney Pool Party), 2016. Mixed media on cotton and canvas. 101 x 72 3/8 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York, NY. 

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