Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, photography, artist talks, openings, videos and more.
Below the Belt: Street Art of the South. Pulp Gallery in West Midtown presents an exhibition featuring large-scale works from some of the region’s finest street artists and muralists — inope, the Lotus Eaters Club, SEVEN, Chris Veal and Karl Zurflüh. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Thursday. Through May 25.
Ex Astris. The paintings and wall-mounted sculptures in Donna Mintz’s solo show at Sandler Hudson Gallery reference great moments in art history and do so in a contemporary way. In his review, ARTS ATL critic Jerry Cullum calls the show sensuous and intellectual, and says it’s “a high point in this exhibition season.” Through May 4.
Gathered IV: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists. The fourth edition of MOCA GA’s biennial exhibition features 47 works by 38 Georgia artists chosen from more than 330 submissions. Jurors Kevin Cole, Mario Petrirena and Lisa Tuttle — all familiar names in Atlanta’s art world — made the selections. Opens Saturday (opening reception, reservations requested, at 6:30 p.m.). Through June 15.
HER. A group show by black female artists at ZuCot Gallery in downtown Atlanta. Features new work from Georgette Baker, Charlotte Riley Webb, Tiffany Charesse, Grace Kisa, LaToya M. Hobbs, Marryam Moma and Yoyo Lander. Through May 5. Free artist talk moderated by Shanequa Gay at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Limited seating, so please RSVP.
Street art. Persephone Rising by muralists Lela Brunet, Molly Rose Freeman, Lauren Pallotta Stumberg and Laura Vela at The Edge building in the Old Fourth Ward is emblematic of a trend — apartment complexes commissioning large works of art for their outside walls. See our weekly column.
Sugar-Coated. Conversation shrines by Abigail Chase Miller look at human patterning and what we do to numb ourselves — from addictions to Sugar Pops cereal and Big Macs to the drive to spend money (and acquire debt). At Besharat Gallery in Castleberry Hills through May 8. By appointment only. Call 404.838.8860. Read our preview.