Spruill Gallery’s “LATinGA” features eight Atlanta artists with Latin roots, but don’t expect insights or epiphanies about being Latin or Georgian. The artists come from different countries, and their origins play very different roles in their art — and for some none at all.
That’s OK. Gallery director Hope Cohn uses the theme as an umbrella rather than a scaffold, a way to corral a group of artists who merit our attention. The exhibit succeeds quite well as a series of mini-solo displays.
It’s an opportunity to see the work of Lucha Rodriguez, who won the Forward Arts Foundation’s 2010-11 Emerging Artist Award, and Maria Raquel Cochez, who explores her food obsessions in memorable large-scale paintings. More about the show is in my AJC review.