Co-curated by Lynn Barstis Katz, a prominent collector from Auburn and scholar in the field of Southern printmaking, Reconsidering Regionalism examines the themes that inform much of contemporary printmaking created in the American South and by artists from outside the region that comment on the area’s culture and politics. The exhibition picks up where Katz’s prior survey of historic Southern prints left off, in Imprinting the South (on view at JCSM in 2008). Beginning with works produced at mid-twentieth century up to the present, the assembled images by well-known and emerging artists offer a fresh panorama of the South, its social, economic, racial, and geographic identity. Including prints by Radcliffe Bailey, Roger Brown, Warrington Colescott, and many others, the exhibition features works in the museum’s permanent collection along with selected loans.
April 2–July 23, 2011
Bill L. Harbert Gallery