The Atlanta art scene might not be the most hospitable place for an Afro-Cuban political dissident who just wants to preach revolution while getting his freak on with an occasional break for Bible study. But thats precisely the risk Hammonds House Museum took with Tomás Essons solo gambit EL BICHO: 2008/2009
earlier this year. And the payoff was sublime. Kevin Sipps tightrope curating mixed the right amounts of nasty and nice to spark the transcendence that the born-again Christian artist always points to. Essons exhilarating collection of paintings, drawings and installation works was not for the prudish. But then again, revolution seldom is. 503 Peeples St. 404-612-0500. www.hammondshouse.org.