Preview: Lot and Parcel fundraiser for BurnAway
Curators Susannah Darrow and Christa Tinsley Spaht asked artists for "maps of neighborhoods within Atlanta that hold individual significance for them."
Local arts blog BurnAway got no less than three mentions in Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta issue last year and it wasn't just because their design looks so damn good. BurnAway have become an indispensable voice in Atlanta's art scene, consistently furthering the discussion through a steady stream of interviews, editorials, and essays from within and outside of Atlanta's art establishment. In other words, Creative Loafing really loves BurnAway. It's just that simple.
Like usual, we're impressed with the ambition of their latest project, Lot and Parcel - a fundraiser exhibition to held this weekend at The Goat Farm. Instead of the typical hodgepodge of donated works from artists (an unfortunate hallmark of fundraisers), curators Susannah Darrow and Christa Tinsley Spaht asked artists for "maps of neighborhoods within Atlanta that hold individual significance for them." The theme is a fitting parallel to BurnAway's mission, creating a conversation between these neighborhood-based works in a similar manner to the discussions that often happen through BurnAway's stories.
We asked Kombo Chapfika, Lee Tesche, and The Palifox Legend, to tell us why they chose specific neighborhoods and styles for their work. Their answers after the jump.