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.
The Odds Are Good, But the Goods Are Odd. Colombia-born, Atlanta-based Esteban Patiño explores the infinite potential of communication through steel sculpture, works on paper, canvas and wood. Sandler Hudson Gallery in downtown Atlanta. May 10–June 22. Opening reception begins at 7 p.m. May 10.
All Together Now Atlanta. This combination art shop (all pieces $20–$300) and community creative space opened last week at The Beacon in Atlanta’s Grant Park area. It follows the exhibition If I Told You . . . in the space that once was to become Ray Geier’s Squishieland. Open 1–6 p.m. Saturday–Sunday. Follow on Instagram. Read more here.
Duplexity. See 33 works from 15 emerging artists in drawing, painting, photography, mixed media and installation. The artists come from Georgia, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland and Ohio. Curated by TILA Studios’ Tiffany LaTrice. MINT Gallery in downtown Atlanta. Through May 23. Read our review.
Street art. Meet educator, muralist and activist Yehimi Cambrón, who uses her public art to tell the stories of immigrants, including those who are undocumented like she is. See our weekly column.
Spring Greens. Plein air painter David Boyd, one of three artists in this exhibition, discusses why he feels compelled to paint the vanishing South. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. May 9, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Spalding Nix Fine Art in Buckhead. The show is on view through June 7.
Amy Sherald. Closes May 18. This Spelman College Museum of Fine Art show features a small number of new paintings by Michelle Obama’s portraitist. The Columbus native and Clark Atlanta University alumna paints portraits of ordinary African Americans in everyday situations. Read our review.