Victory Lap: Time-Based Winners of the Kress Project

June 12, 2012 - September 07, 2012
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

This exhibition features video and audio winners and honorable mentions from the Kress Project, a two-year initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of the museum’s Samuel H. Kress Study Collection that includes an international juried art competition and online exhibition of creative responses inspired by the Georgia Museum of Art’s Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings. It includes four works of video art, a recorded song and a taped dance piece.

Athens resident Charlie Hartness contributed the original song with banjo accompaniment, titled “The Lynching.” Mark Starling’s “The Saints, The Saints” investigates the notion of sainthood in relation to our current condition in his video made from photographs taken in New York City. Katherine Hammond and Lee Smith, a team who have worked together for more than 30 years in a variety of media, created their video submission, “To the God of Your Choice,” in response to Simone dei Crocefissi’s “Madonna and Child with Saints.” Ted Kuhn, a local artist, submitted a video entitled “Cross Check” that addresses, in the artist’s words, “repetition and self-involvement.” Peter Russell’s “Prägnanz” takes its title from a concept in Gestalt philosophy that focuses on objects being seen in as simple a manner as possible. Kelly Ozust’s submission, “In/En Vision,” is a “work of choreography for the camera,” incorporating a length of bright pink fabric that wraps around and envelops the dancer’s body.

The Kress Project is organized by the Georgia Museum of Art and made possible by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Visit http://www.georgiamuseum.org/kressproject for more details and to see submissions in other media.

In-House Curator

Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art