Pitchtree, Peachtree, Nickel Bottom, too

{Poem 88}

July 9 - August 6, 2016

Peachtree Creek has been a major element of Atlanta's natural, social, cultural, and political histories and development. The exhibition - Pitchtree, Peachtree, Nickel Bottom, too - explores Peachtree Creek and its surroundings. As a site-specific project, Pitchtree, Peachtree, Nickel Bottom, too digs into (at times quite literally) the layers that make up the Creek, specifically the Zonolite District where {Poem 88}, the hosting gallery, is located. The Muscogee lived along Peachtree Creek, and Standing Peachtree was a hub village just up the creek from where Zonolite district is now. The name of the community garden at Zonolite Park is named Nickel Bottom, rumored to have been named by a community of freed men and women. Not to mention the pivotal Battle of Peachtree Creek. Later, the district was turned into an industrial complex that produced asbestos. Now, the community is working to clean up the environmental damage and produce a new community. 

The exhibition will constantly transform throughout the month. I will be gathering and collecting samples, data, archival materials, photographs, video, and audio recordings, and display or present them in some way in the gallery. Culminating projects will be a cassette tape & zine/book. The tape will feature field recordings, live sessions, and compositions made during the course of the exhibition. The zine/book will feature writings, images, and archival information produced and gathered during the exhibition. The aim of the tape & zine/book is for the project to live another life beyond the weeks it lived within the gallery walls. 

Visit my Indiegogo Campaign to help support this project!

https://igg.me/at/pitchtree

You can also follow the project on Tumblr too! 

http://pitchtreepeachtreenickelbottom.tumblr.com/

SUPPORTERS!

Stuart A. Rose Library
Floataway Community
The Creatives Project
Judy and Steve Henson
Gary Huffaker and Sharon Williams
Peter Ponta
Mary Pat Shea Breen
Blair Kooi
Kelly Kristin Jones
Gently Yoused
Rob Ray
Allie Bashuk
Sallie Silvey
Nathan Sharatt
Robin Bernat
Samantha Bittman
Kelsey and Kyle Barnholt
Jerry Cullum
Ingrid Magnuson
Stephanie Pharr
Chelsea Dunn
Jenna Boldebuck
Audrey Gamez
Mary O'Connell
Kellie Vinal
Sara Clugage
David Lovett
Elaina Winter
Kally Loomis
David Klimchak
Marcia Vaitsman
April and Lance Ledbetter
Pat and Terry Shea