Exhibition Dates:

June 2–August 18, 2012
Bill L. Harbert Gallery and Gallery C

Jerry Siegel’s photographic portraits of southern visual artists compose a highly personal survey of some of the most interesting inhabitants of our region. An Alabama native, Siegel has spent the last 17 years traveling the area to capture the likenesses of both well-known and emerging artists in their familiar settings. Facing South assembles 100 black-and-white and color portraits of Siegel’s subjects, including Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, William Christenberry, Lamar Dodd, Ida Kohlmeyer, Charlie Lucas, Charles Shannon, and Kathryn Windham. Expressive, intimate, and evocative, Siegel’s body of work offers sensitive insights into the region’s creative soul.