Preview: ABV Gallery's second anniversary exhibition Greyscale
Artist/owner Greg Mike looks back on his gallery's early days
- ABV Gallery
- Greyscale opens this Friday to celebrate ABV's 2 year anniversary.
A gallery and design agency with a street art bent, A Better View, aka ABV, opened its doors two years ago in an Old Fourth Ward Studioplex loft. Since then, it's featured more than 100 local, national, and international artists, including Ola Bad (Atlanta), Mark Bode (California), Claw Money (New York City) and Remed (France), as well as a monthly Drink & Doodle night for more than a year.
On the design side, owner/artist Greg Mike's clients have included rapper Asher Roth, producer/sonwriter Dallas Austin, New Belgium Brewery, Cee-Lo Green and recently Volkswagen.
To celebrate its anniversary, ABV opens Greyscale Friday night from 7-11 p.m. with music from DJ Martina McFlyy and works by Greg Mike, Ash Lethal, Trey Moseley, Ola Bad, AC Bananas, Wolfdog, Jert, Phillip Oliver, Toobz, Catlanta, Skie, Tindel, and more.
ABV's Creative Director and Owner, Greg Mike, recently took some time from preparing for Greyscale to talk to CL about ABV's first two years.
What is the premise of the upcoming Greyscale show, and what artists will be featured in it?
Since we are celebrating our second year, we thought it would only be right to do a group show based off of two colors - black and white - and all the values they produce in between. The show will feature 17 visual artists and one videographer: Ash Lethal, Trey Moseley, Ola Bad, AC Bananas, Wolfdog, Jert, Phillip Oliver, Toobz, Shingo Brown, Skie, Ted Murphy, Catlanta, Tindel, Brad Johnston, Andrew Litten, Will Mitchell, Chris Birdsong and myself.