Southern Art? An Exhibition that Explores the Usefulness or Necessity for Such a Label
In this exhibition co-organizers Teresa Bramlette Reeves and Ben Goldman explore questions about the existence of something called “Southern Art.”
Does simply living and working in the South make one a “Southern Artist?” If one makes work about a particular location in the South, or engages in Bible belt philosophies or focuses on issues of racism and the legacies of the plantation economy, is she or he then a “Southern Artist?” Can an artist successfully incorporate Southern stereotypes and cultural icons without risk of being misunderstood? Are ideas about the South shaped by Southerners or are they imposed by others?
Bethany Joy Collins
John Paul Floyd
Through July 15.
Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery
10 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta GA, 30303.
Gallery Hours: Mon -Fri 10 am – 6pm
Free evening event parking at United Way parking garage at Courtland & Edgewood Ave.