Portrait of My Father
Saturday, June 16, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
Meet the Artist
Saturday, June 16, 2 to 3 pm
Q & A with Debbie Michaud, Creative Loafing Arts & Culture Editor
Hosted by Room & Board, 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta
Artist Brad Downey looked to the sky for his first project in Atlanta. Portrait of My Father, an aerial banner, featured a cloud taken from an old photograph of Downey’s father piloting an airplane. As Downey explained, “even today when I think of my father I imagine him somewhere in the clouds looking at vast landscapes imagining how slow the rest of the world is moving... The portrait is not just the cloud but also the plane and the pilot.”
The banner traveled through Buckhead, Midtown, Virginia-Highlands, Poncey-Highlands, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Candler Park, Kirkwood, Reynoldstown, Decatur, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Grant Park, Downtown, Castleberry Hill, and the Westside.
Project presented in conjunction with the Westside Art Walk.