On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 7-10 p.m., James K. Holder Studio and Gallery will host a one night only introductory exhibition of work by Atlanta artist Michael Peterson.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Michael Peterson is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he majored in Business Management and was a popular star athlete in the football program. An athlete whose creativity turned from the gridiron to the art studio, Peterson began his artistic career working with homeless artists in a studio at the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. He was mentored by homeless artists as well as local artist Todd Murphy. Peterson is now pursuing painting at Savannah College of Art & Design and works out of his own studio in Midtown Atlanta.
Peterson has developed an impressive body of mixed-media neo-expressionist abstract painting. Influenced by Basquiat, Bailey and local artist Michi, his colorful urban aesthetic depicts his observations of physical and creative exploitation in American society. Be the first to see Peterson’s new work and meet the artist on Saturday, April 28th. Catering provided by Pat’s Party Perfect.
James K. Holder Studio and Gallery
291 Peters St.
Atlanta, GA 30313