Category Archives: Nat Slaughter

"Convergent Frequencies": a site specific art installation this weekend!

a collaboration between i45 and Possible Futures  
presents “Convergent Frequencies”
September 17, 18 & 19 | 6 pm – midnight
Musical performances each night at 9 pm.
Free  & open to  the  public.
 Located at the intersection of Krog St and Lake Ave/Irwin St.

Whitespace and the galleries of i45 are pleased to announce “Convergent Frequencies”, a site specific art installation commissioned by ArtBox, a collaboration between i45 and Possible Futures.  The event will take place at the intersection of Krog Street and Irwin Street/Lake Avenue, where three local artists – Matt Gilbert, Matt Haffner & Nat Slaughter — will reinvent the empty lot with three large shipping containers using images, film, and sound, while simultaneously celebrating the surrounding neighborhoods.

Each evening at dusk, media artist and designer, Matt Gilbert, will present his new video inspired by the modularity of the brain’s vision system and the similar separation of color and movement in digital video.  Matt Haffner’s contribution will be a series of narrative portraits applied to the exteriors of the three shipping containers.  His silhouetted figures play out scenes with a background of Urban iconography that relates specifically to the Inman Park, Old 4th Ward, Little Five Points area that both he and the works inhabit.  Artist and designer, Nat Slaughter will convert the interiors of containers into a series of sound installations of binaural field recordings gathered from walks around Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park and the spaces in-between. 

i45 is a gallery collective from Inman Park, the Old Fourth Ward and Little Five Point that includes Barbara Archer Gallery, Henley Studios, Wm Turner Gallery and Whitespace.

"The Worlds Were In His Speech But Now They’re In Reach"

Nameless Namer
{october 17- november 15}

constructions and drawings by Lauren Clay
sound by Daniel Clay and Nat Slaughter
organized by Lisa Kurzner

” Atlanta native Lauren Clay has grown from a formalist into something of an environmental philosopher. Using only paper and acrylic mirror, she standing and wall-mounted works, mediates the architectural surroundings of the gallery space to create a collaborative experience for visitors. Clay’s larger assemblage works include geometric armatures referencing space capsules or private environments that come to life in relation to other paper forms. They absorb and emit light, reflected onto the floor and walls, thereby extending sculptural form as light into the gallery space. Scale shifts within these open, relational pieces are intended to sensitized viewers to the particulars of the environment.

The smaller wall works recall Clay’s earlier sculptural paper works, drooping forms suspending on the wall, heavy with surrealist psychologist.. Now the small structures are crisp and sprightly, combining decorative motifs with subtle anthropomorphic forms. Large-scale drawings and gouaches punctuate the installation. “

Nameless Namer {2008}

Nat Slaughter, Lauren Clay, and Daniel Clay

Artist Lauren Clay by her piece, Inverted Continuum {2008}

Anonymous appearance by Cathy Byrd and Jennifer Brown

Artist Ann-Marie Manker and her boyfriend