A new immersive exhibition by artist Shanequa Gay celebrates Atlanta’s historic West End neighborhood. Integrating a mix of mediums, the exhibit includes murals painted onto the museum walls, specially designed toile schema wallpaper, and interactive video vignettes which tell West End stories. LIT WITHOUT SHERMAN: A Love Letter To The West End will be on view through October 13, 2019 at Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
“This exhibit is a collaboration,” states Gay. “Not only have I expressed my deep affection and feelings about the West End, but I worked with members of the community to help tell their stories. The neighborhood has a rich history and its residents include activists, artists, politicians, scholars and people from all walks of life. There are so many stories to share.”
“We are pleased to commission this site-specific work,” states Leatrice Ellzy, Executive Director of Hammonds House Museum. “It is truly a one-of-a-kind exhibit and will be the public’s only chance to see this imaginative artwork.”
NOTE: Hammonds House Museum hours are:Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.