The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery presents “Urban Works” by Atlanta artist Christina Bray, February 3 through March 23, 2012. These paintings focus on abandoned industrial buildings and other sites in Atlanta that have been transformed by graffiti writers. A reception will take place Friday, February 3, from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Bray’s current work is a series of realistic paintings of Atlanta’s most popular sites for graffiti and urban exploration, including the defunct Glidden Paint Factory, the Pullman Rail Yard, and the Krog Street Tunnel, among others. She is interested in how the sites have been transformed from their original uses into enclaves for the graffiti writers to express themselves and compete with one another for “street credibility.”
Christina Bray was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1971. She received a bachelor of fine arts from the Atlanta College of Art in 1994, a master of fine arts from the University of Georgia in 1996, and a master of theological studies from Emory University in 1999. She presently lives and works in Tucker, Georgia.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306