Monday, June 15, 2009

Photographs @ Watercolor

South Miami Beach, 1982-1985. Photograph by Gay Block.

On Friday, June 19, the Ogden Museum @ Watercolor will open Picturing the South: People, Land, Architecture, Cities. Composed from the Ogden's photography collection, this exhibition includes photographs from 1934 to the present. A wide range of processes and styles attempt to represent the South's people and places, from the shrub brushed beaches of northwestern Florida to the dusty fields of the Mississippi Delta, from the color of South Miami's Jewish community to the texture of New Orlean's Vieux Carre at Carnival.

The Ogden's chief preparator, Richard McCabe and I are installing the exhibition in Watercolor before delivering the works of Mississippi artist, William Dunlap, to Banner Elk, North Carolina. After that we are on to the studio of Knoxville's Richard Jolley. Hopefully, along the way we'll record some truly Southern images and experiences to share here at Verso. Below is a view from the Watercolor Inn this afternoon.

Photograph by Bradley Sumrall, 2009.

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