The countdown to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta looms large over the city. Atlanta has hosted the big game twice before, in 1994 and again in 2000. Now, the city is prepping to host the Super Bowl in 2019 at the shiny, new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And a sizable art project is part of the larger initiative to leave a lasting impression from the game. (Video by Ryon Horne/ AJC, Erica Hernandez/AJC)

Artist who painted Kaepernick mural showcases work in new Atlanta-area exhibit

When the building adorned with a Colin Kaepernick mural along Atlanta’s Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard was torn down shortly before the city hosted last year’s Super Bowl, local artists mobilized.

Fabian Willams, who goes by the name “Occasional Superstar,” had painted the mural of Kaepernick next to Muhammad Ali on the side of an abandoned building.

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When it was destroyed, Williams recruited area artists to splash the city with new Kaepernick murals in an effort he called “KaeperBowl.”

One of the artists involved was C Flux Sing, also known as Craig Singleton. His contribution to the effort featured a colorful profile of Kaepernick near the Krog Street Tunnel.

Now, about a year later, some of his work is on display in a new solo exhibit at ArtsXchange in East Point.

Singleton told 11Alive that inspiration for exhibit, entitled “Heavy Clouds,” came mostly from his own experiences.

“My inspiration comes from life experiences and my observation of all those things,” he told the TV station. “The stuff I think about is dealing with relationships, dealing with my own thought process.”

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The show includes work from 2014 through today. Although originally from Laurelton, New York, Singleton has lived in Atlanta for more than a decade.

The show will be on view in the Jack Sinclair Gallery until Jan. 18. From 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11, Singleton will host an “Artist Talk” at the gallery. 

ArtsXchange relocated from Grant Park to 2148 Newnan St. in East Point The show is the ninth exhibit at the Sinclair gallery under curator Courtney Brooks.

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According to ArtsXchange’s website, the show “highlights Sing's use of marker and acrylic paint, an amalgam of pastels and primary colors bordered by bold black lines that collectively tell the story of the Black struggle, unity, humor, beauty.”

The exhibit is free and open to all ages from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. 

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