Oh FLUX, you so fly, you so fly you fly art in the sky.
You may know that ATL arts organization Flux isn't inclined to stick to that whole framing and hanging model of displaying art. The organization has taken art out of the frame and into the public: on public bathroom hand towels, outdoor television screens, historic Atlanta buildings... you get the gist. But this go-round, thanks to Berlin-based artist Brad Downey, public art is being taken to a whole 'nother step. A few thousand steps up, actually.
This Saturday, you'll want to crane your neck and keep your eyes skyward to see Brad Downey's Portrait of My Father, an aerial project that'll be flying over Atlanta in conjunction with Flux and the Westside Arts Walk. If you're in an intown neighborhood on Saturday early afternoon, chances are you'll have a chance to spot the giant banner flying over the city. The banner itself is described as an image of a cloud, once part of a photograph of his father flying an airplane, and is part of Downey's perception of his father to this day. Needless to say, a work of flying art isn't one to be missed.
Catch the latest Flux project from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. as it flies above Buckhead, Midtown, Virginia-Highlands, Poncey-Highlands, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Candler Park, Kirkwood, Reynoldstown, Decatur, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Grant Park, Downtown, Castleberry Hill, or the Westside.