TINDELMICHI is John Tindel and Michi Meko a collaborative duo working together to create a unique aesthetic influenced by the Southern region of the United States. Their work is a direct reflection of growing up in a newer, urbanized, and more racially sensitive South than of the past. Still haunted by history’s ghost, their interest is in narratives, symbols and objects. Graphic painting styles and site specific installations commingle with heritage, rituals, daily visual stimuli and design to collage the imagination into dreamlike landscapes. They have combined their vernaculars to develop cryptic phrases and developed a catalog of symbolic elements that continue to appear in the works. Under the guise of humor and wit, they closely examine and question stories and objects that harness the powers of racial division in America.
Amandine Drouet is best known for her mixed media installations using recycled materials. This August, her work was exhibited at Kiang Gallery in a group show entitled Small Pieces Loosely Joined. For the last few years, she has also been part of several art collaborations. Drouet is currently a member of the “Sixfold Collective” that is getting ready to exhibit at The Abernathy Art Center this coming November. Amandine has exhibited throughout the United States and in France.
Drouet is originally from Henrichemont, France and is currently residing in Ormewood, Atlanta. In 2005, she earned a Master degree in Fine Art from Georgia State University. Her B.A., also from GSU, is in psychology. She had been teaching art for several years but decided to change her focus and concentrate on creating art.
Corrina Sephora Mensoff is currently based in Atlanta, GA where she is a part time Proffessor at SCAD Atlanta, and Georgia Sate University. She also runs her own sculpture and mixed media studio at the Goat Farm in westside Atlanta. Corrina has an ongoing and avid collector pool based in Atlanta where she has spent 16 years, however her work has also reached those throughout the south east and north east coast and abroad. Her work has been widely exhibited through out the US as well as in Budapest, Hungary, Canada, Scotland and France.
This Fall Corrina’s work will be featured at ELEVATE, GARDENHOOD, FLOWING AS WATER, and with SIX FOLD COLLECTIVE at the Abernathy Arts Center in November.
Shana Robbins is a painter, performance, and multimedia artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has exhibited and performed internationally in a variety of galleries, alternative spaces, and natural locations. Many of Robbins’ performances occur in remote rural areas with no human audience. This year, her work will be featured in the biennial publication, Atlanta Art Now—Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape and a solo performance/exhibition at Beta Pictoris in Birmingham, Alabama.
Neda Abghari is a photographer, an educator, an arts advocate, and a native to Atlanta. Drawn to a creative culture that is often overlooked, Neda has always sought ways to use her photography as a tool to connect, engage, and educate the community about its artists. In 2007, Abghari began a photo documentary series through which she has captured over 70 intimate portraits of creative individuals nationwide. This body of work inspired her founding of The Creatives Project (TCP), an arts nonprofit, delivering much-needed arts education and outreach programs to the local community.
Neda’s worked has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, Details Magazine, Miami Magazine, New York Magazine, and TimeOut New York. Her clients also include Lionsgate Films, Universal Republic, WARP, and Wind Up Records.
The Big Up! is an interdisciplinary creative collective that specializes in music and design. At its core are Mr. Collins (a lovely graphic designer & art director), Bosco (a bad-ass singer/songwriter & designer) & The Jack of Hearts (a four-piece alternative to indie rock). The Big Up! also counts a handful of talented artists, designers, & sundry creatives as members of their extended family. Their dedication to simplicity, quality & authenticity in all they create is The Big Up’s way of establishing genuine connections.