For kindred artists Sheyda Mehrara and Kristen Giorgi, establishing an Atlanta studio was bound to beget an absence of orthodoxy. “We believe in traditional gallery spaces but knew what we wanted to do was in its own lane,” says Mehrara of Impossible Currency.
Ensconced in a corner suite surrounded by glass in the glamorous Buckhead Village District, the pair’s immersive concept permits passersby to occasionally catch glimpses of them actively painting. Abstractionists with differing styles (Giorgi’s looser and more ethereal, Mehrara’s bolder and more textured, both highly expressionistic), the women arrange their by-appointment space using curated objects—antique furniture, architectural accents, art books—that underscore their complementary brand identities and help keep them inspired.
Beyond respective solo shows, the duo hopes to showcase sculptors, musicians and filmmakers in the future.