"Groundstory" Exhibition

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Dana Fine Arts Building Dalton Main Gallery
Event Type
Cultural Event
Contact
Lisa Alembik
404-471-6244
Department
Art Department

The Dalton Gallery presents "Groundstory: tales from the shade of the South." The exhibition is organized with support from The Margaret Virginia Philip Art Endowment Fund. “Groundstory” is a gathering of visual artists and writers whose work is rooted to place with a firm foundation in the southeastern United States. They narrate tales, piecing together location, history and experience through nuance and direct narrative. Some shovel stories into grains of a photograph, others lay words like bricks into a poem. They might include objects that reveal where the author comes from, that pose questions like where were they found—were they dug up, and if so, how deeply were they buried? Weather systems might play an important role, from the swell of a flood to a too bright day. Many who spend considerable time in these humid climes are storytellers. Through the land flows their sense of selves. Stories of devotion and death are embedded in raked red earth yards and in houses of peeling paint. In “Groundstory,” the artist’s notion of what a story is expands just like the contradictions of the place.


This is the second in a series of storytelling exhibitions, with the first being 2006’s “Blackbird on your shoulder: stories and other truths from the South.” Both have been curated by gallery director Lisa Alembik.  To review documentation of the original, go to: http://daltongallery.agnesscott.edu/blackbird/

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Free
The exhibit and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

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