June 26 - August 16, 2009 at the Contemporary in Atlanta, GA.
From the Contemporary's website:
Charles Huntley Nelson is developing a film and installation based on Alphaville, the infamous 1965 science fiction/noir/gangster film by Jean-Luc Godard. This work re-imagines the film’s protagonist Lemy Caution, a gruff Dick Tracy-like secret agent, and the triumph of human creativity over the restrictive logic of technology.
Nelson’s installation in the Round Gallery is a preview of his work-in-progress, which will be presented in its final form at the Contemporary in fall 2010. Alphaville (Preview) is in effect an exhibition “trailer” offering a visual and conceptual indication of things to come and access to the artist’s thinking. Sketches, watercolors, video clips, and source materials depict various North American cities and architecture, lighting and communication systems, and private codes and symbols. Secret societies and rituals are a key element in the artist’s project, and he has said that, “As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity myself, I have a unique understanding of these rituals and the dual meaning of the word Alphaville. Alpha Phi Alpha, founded in 1906, is the oldest Greek letter college fraternity for African Americans.”Nelson lives and works in Atlanta, GA. He has had solo exhibitions at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; CAS Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; and Romo Gallery and Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, both in Atlanta, GA.