Dashboard Co-Op Announces Second Round of Artists
The NY/ATL-based arts organization welcomes Plastic Aztecs, The $tatus Faction, David Batterman, Nimer Aleck II, Romy Maloon, Kerry Jones and Christian Gordy
Dashboard Co-Op, a nonprofit arts group that promotes emerging artists in New York and Atlanta, announced today its second round of selected artists. A collection of work as well as individual interviews can be found at www.dashboardco-op.org. A group exhibition, "Fresh Meat: Filets, Strips and other Marbled Delights," will feature new pieces from each artist and take place on July 24 at the Goat Farm in Atlanta, 8 p.m. to midnight.
Founded in February 2010, Dashboard Co-Op empowers emerging artists by providing them with lucrative and creative opportunities. The organization launched its virtual gallery with 12 Atlanta and New York-based artists including, but not limited to, Paper Twins, Baxter Crane, Jason Travis and Erica Wilson.
“With this second group of artists we wanted to maintain the high quality of work set forth by our initial launch,” Courtney Hammond, Creative Director of Dashboard Co-Op, said. “We’ve certainly done that here. We’re really thrilled so many talented people submitted their work and are taking part in Dash.”
The following artists and art collectives are the newest members of Dashboard Co-Op:
Nimer Aleck II: An Atlanta-based sculptor who focuses on award consumerism and other aspects of capitalist culture.
David Batterman: An Atlanta-based photographer whose surrealist images document composite human interaction and decomposing environments.
Christian Gordy: A Brooklyn-based illustrator whose humor and identity are rooted at the soul of his illustrations. They often turn out socially impolite, yet somehow, relatively endearing.
Kerry Jones: A Brooklyn-based fashion designer who sculpts female fashions out of contrasting textures, vivid patterns and vintage fabrics.
Romy Maloon: A South African sculptor living in Atlanta who works in the realm of fine art with a focus on craft.
Plastic Aztecs: An Atlanta-based collective that produces interactive installations that utilize the time/space continuum and florescent spandex.
The $tatus Faction: A multidisciplinary collective of street artists. Members of T$F remain anonymous and may reach into the hundreds.
In an effort to provide a platform for artists whose work might not fit in traditional gallery settings, Dashboard Co-Op accepts artist submissions on a rolling basis and announces new members every three months.
“In only a few months, the local arts community has been overwhelmingly supportive of our efforts—Dash artists have sold about $8,000 worth of work,” Beth Malone Director of Development for Dashboard Co-Op, said. “It’s a testament to the growing interest in the kinds of services we provide. We’re hopeful for continued engagement and participation!”