It’s So Simple, a solo show by Ariel Dannielle, continues through January 16 at MOCA GA as part of its 2019-20 Working Artist Project. Dannielle, an Atlanta native, creates large-scale paintings that explore the idea of thriving, not just surviving, as an African American woman. Virtual artist talk at 7 p.m. December 8. Open noon–4 p.m. Thursday–Saturday. $5. Free for members. Online reservations required. Limited to 12 visitors per hour. Reservations HERE.
The New Magic, featuring new work by Danny Simmons Jr. and Jamele Wright Sr., continues through January 20 at September Gray Fine Art. Simmons has called himself a Neo-African abstract expressionist but says his work in A Reckoning comes from a more deeply spiritual place. Wright says FLAT SPLAT Just Like THAT, inspired by the movie The Wiz, is a stripped-down, minimal continuation of his fabric series. It uses reprocessed scrapes from past paintings and unused canvas. Both artists’ work can be seen online or in person (11 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday–Friday and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. Appointments necessary.
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