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‘Tin Man’ Artist Charlie Lucas Showcases His Folk Art at MINT

Charlie Lucas, during his artist talk at MINT Gallery in Atlanta, Feb. 21, 2015.
Charlie Lucas, during his artist talk at MINT Gallery in Atlanta, Feb. 21, 2015.
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MINT Gallery has an exhibition of works by folk artist Charlie Lucas on view until March 22.

Lucas is a self-taught artist known for his figurative paintings and sculptures made from found objects and salvaged materials.

He’s made large, metallic human figures, 14-foot-tall dinosaurs and even some abstract work, all from what some people would consider trash.

I recently spoke with Lucas and began by asking him why he goes by the pseudonym “Tin Man.”

Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas talks about his life and art.

“In Transition” is on display at MINT through March 22.

Watch Lucas’ artist talk below, given at MINT on Feb. 21, 2015.