Continuing to raise his profile with each successive museum show (see The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), Brian Donnelly, a.k.a. KAWS, moves on to his next stop – The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Down Time will feature a 22-foot-high, site-specific mural where visitors are invited to watch the street-turned contemporary-artist paint live over the course of a week in early February. Other highlights will include a 24-foot-long triptych hung in the museum’s Robinson Atrium, a gallery installation of paintings, drawings and sculpture featuring a grid of 27 tondo paintings, and of course his monumental Companion sculpture that has already traveled to Hong Kong, New York, and Connecticut.

Of note, the museum has added one of KAWS’ paintings to their permanent collection, which can be viewed as part of the exhibition when it opens on February 18th.  Down Time will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue and will also include a public program featuring KAWS and Michael Rooks in conversation at the Alliance Theatre. The program starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, as part of the High’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists lecture series. See you there!

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