Author: Morgan Carlisle

Artist Highlight: Meet Davion Alston

Davion Alston is an inaugural Warner Media Creative Resident here at C4 Atlanta. His exhibition Project 1B: Works on Paper & Other Interpretations will be on display for our Open House event on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30PM.

Can you tell us about your exhibition?

Davion Alston in his natural environment surrounded by his art.
Davion Alston in his natural environment surrounded by his art.

This exhibition revisits past photographic work with a little more room to ambiguously play with spatial arrangements. I am intentionally collapsing the sense of chronological order within the use of some of my past work and recontextualizing its purpose by way of sculptural installation.

The exhibition explorers my overarching interests in resiliency, immobility, and desire. All themes being vaguely or directly in touch with one another are meant to spark ambiguous joy and supple means of pleasure. I use materials that are meant to help assist other finer materials, like painters tape, builders construction paper, or thread. My use of these materials leans into critique within institutional structures, while also contending with the commodification and purpose of its form.

I own nothing, I learn to unlearn and to constantly let go. I work intimately, quietly, and collectively.

What has been your experience as a Warner Media Creative Resident so far?

Work from “Project 1B: Works on Paper & Other Interpretations”

I feel my time within the incubator is very fruitful and vast. In this year alone, I utilized C4 Professional Practices, programs, and resources to provide full health insurance as well as finding structure provided by organization by doing the residency program, giving me subsidized space. Ever since being here, I have felt very welcome with open arms as I am softly allowed to experiment within their new spaces. My cohort is equally inspiring within their realm of work. It feels good to be seen and heard by the C4 Organization and creatives.  

About Davion Alston

Alston (b.1992) is a German born, Georgia native, where earth is his playground, and Atlanta is home. His exhibition and education spans from a multitude of Galleries, a handful of museums, with a BFA Georgia State University. He describes himself as an organized system of complexity, with accidental accessibility.

 

Where Can I Find Out More About Davion Alston’s Work?

Instagram: @davionalston

Come see Alston’s work on display Thursday, November 14th at 6:30PM at our new location on Mitchell Street. With food by Chef Kory DePaola of Empire State South, art sale with C4 artists and mural unveiling by Michael Jones. RSVP online here.

 

Project 1B: Works on Paper & Other Interpretations by Davion Alston

Part of C4 Atlanta’s Open House and Mural Unveiling with WarnerMedia

Thursday, November 14, 2019

6:30pm – 8:30pm

FUSE Arts Center

132 Mitchell St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 – Third Floor

FREE, but you must RSVP

RSVP ONLINE HERE

 

 

C4 Atlanta Welcomes Morgan Carlisle!

We are excited to announce that C4 Atlanta has welcomed a new member to our team. Meet Morgan Carlisle! Morgan joins the C4 Atlanta team as our shiny new Membership Services Manager. Get to know our newest addition to the C4 Action Team below:

Morgan dancing; arms out with one knee up.

Tell us about your education!

I graduated with a degree in Dance at Kennesaw State University waaaay back in the day, but I like to think of myself as a lifelong learner. I love hands on learning and the best way is by showing up and getting those hands dirty! The past decade, I have emeshed myself in the nonprofit arts community, by serving on multiple boards and committees. I’m nosy, and ask a lot of questions, because Atlanta is constantly changing and it’s important to keep up with what’s up.

Where are you originally from and why are you in Atlanta (if you aren’t originally from here)? 

I grew up in a small rural farming town outside of Paris, Tennessee (yes, there is a Paris, Tennessee).

I’m here because Atlanta Influences Everything. Also the food.

What is your favorite food?

Nachos, chocolate chip cookies and chicken livers! Eaten separately of course!

Morgan sitting next to her husband Carlos.

Favorite Artists?

My friends. I’ll see/hear/read their works all day long.

Favorite Quote?

“Give control to gain control” and “it’s not that serious”.

Dogs or Cats?

A Rhodesian Ridgeback named Brick (aka, Brickypoo, Poobear, Poobelly or Pooberrypumpkinpie).

Dog "Brick" in a sweater, sitting in front of a bookshelf.

What is C4 doing in 5 years

Getting ready to celebrate its 15th anniversary as a thriving organization.

Weirdest dream?

I dreamt I was in a zombie apocalypse every night for 4 years straight (I no longer do that).

Morgan power posing in China making a sad face.