MS: Laurel

“Thistle Work” by Brent Wallace, photograph/chromogenic print, 16″ x 20″, January 2012.


WHERE: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

WHEN: On view through June 27. Note: An Awards Ceremony for the exhibition is Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 pm in the Lower Level Galleries.

TITLE: Mississippi Art Faculty Juried Exhibition

“Red Rhythm” by Chatham Meade Kemp, oil on canvas, 4' x 5', 2010.

BRIEF ABOUT: Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Miranda Lash served as the juror, who selected at least one work by each submitting artist and chose a Best of Show along with three Awards of Excellence.  Lash said her, “selections reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the artists working in Mississippi across a wide variety of media.”

     In addition she added, “the works presented demonstrate a range in subject matter between artists whose work reflects a strong sense of place and an interest in the specific culture of the South, and artists whose primary inspiration either comes from within or from more generalized observations. All the works presented here are worthy of close looking and praise. However, I would like to applaud a few particular “sparks” of originality that caught my eye: the composition of Chung-Fan Chang’s oil and acrylic paintings, the evocative environments of Mark Geil’s photographs, the texture and statements made in Ky Johnston’s stoneware, the surreal, melancholic feeling in Dominic Lippillo’s photographs, the detailed imagery in Soon E. Ngoh’s etchings, and the layered leafy colors in Carlyle Wolfe’s monotypes. To all the artists, it was an honor to spend time with your work.”

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1 Comment for “MS: Laurel”

  1. Chevalier Tony Clark

    There is something very refreshing about seening contemporary art with reflections to the past. The Southern Gentility is very much alive and a air of romantism is the connecting thread of this exhibition.

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