Event Details
"Groundstory" Exhibition
Event Type:Cultural Event
Location:Dana Fine Arts Building Dalton Main Gallery
 
Thursday, November 08, 2012
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Calendar:
Cultural Events
Contact:
Lisa Alembik
404-471-6244
Department:Art Department
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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/

Additional Info

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