A conversation between Ming Donkey and Atlanta-artist Michi Meko at the opening of Michi and Born’s show, Pure/Surrender, at Atlanta’s Beep Beep gallery. Earlier that night, July 10, Ming Donkey and his Left Field partners had their own opening a few blocks away at Young Blood Gallery.
[Ass First Into Dream by TindelMichi]
This conversation took place around midnight, so everyone was in that late-night state of zealousness triggered by fatigue or alcohol or both. But I just happened to have my voice recorder handy, so with the permission of all involved, I turned it on. What follows provides insight into the passion and general supportive of Atlanta’s indie-art scene.
Michi, on an artist he met at Art Basel: The kid’s paintings are fucking hilarious, they’re just these candy corns, and they’re singing hip hop, to the hip, to the hop, and I’m just like, I gotta meet this kid…
Austin Healy [print artist and student at Creative Circus]: What’s his name?
Michi: Matthew Rodriguez, Mattie D. We hit it off, putting up stickers on scooters and shit, and I’m just a big fan of that kid. I’ve seen his work before, and it’s funny, you know? Candy corns? He’s just this wiry kid from Texas. He did something for the Deitch Gallery parade…
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