The MFA gallery reception on Thursday, April 19 featured work from artist Cat Normoyle. The reception, held at Welch School of Art & Design Galleries, was a great success, exhibiting a collection of work that challenges perceptions of neglected areas of urban community.
There isn’t much we can do showcased work from a series of camouflaged signage distributed in neglected areas of Atlanta. The installation, created by means of DOT signs, chalk drawings, and blackboards recontextualizes neglected spaces by creating provocative, questioning phrases and pairing them with particular urban environments. The addition of new meaning in these specific settings may change perceptions of these spaces and promote productivity in otherwise static environments. The work on display will be a mix of photography, projection, and actual artifacts from the project. Unlike other urban art projects, this investigation is a response to opinions and insights of community members, primarily from Kirkwood, Edgewood, and Inman Park, which were involved in the process from conceptual development to execution. From questionnaires and interviews to exit reviews and community observations, the content was all inspired by people in the community.