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BOONE AND GEORGE-ANN KNOX GALLERY II

Stony the Road We Trod

Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 — Sunday, Apr 28, 2019



This exhibition reimagines southern identity through the lens of the African American experience. With roots or careers in Georgia, these artists comment on themes of personal and collective struggle as well as beauty and cultural heritage unique to the South. It also highlights the work of the 2019 Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award Winner, Leo Twiggs. A nationally known artist born and based in South Carolina, he was the first African American to receive a doctorate in art education at the University of Georgia. This year’s national theme for Black History Month is “Black Migrations,” and many of these works relate to how African American artists visually responded to notions of migration, particularly from the rural South, or crafted responses to new environments and urban center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art
    Beverly Buchanan (American, 1940–2015), "Jamestown," 1992. Oil pastel. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Norton. GMOA 1996.14.
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    Amalia Amaki (American, b. 1959), "Twosome," 2015. Collage, mixed media assemblage. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of the artist. GMOA 2016.88.
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    Stefanie Jackson (American, b. 1958), "Bluest Eye," 1999. Oil on canvas. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art. GMOA 2012.129.
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    Benny Andrews (American, 1930–2006), "Sinner Man," 1995. Oil, gouache and collage on paper. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art. GMOA 2012.110.
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    Vertis Hayes (American, 1911–2000), "Juke Joint," 1946. Oil on canvas. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art. GMOA 2012.126.
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    Camille J. Billops (American, b. 1933), "El Pimpo’s Chair," 1970. Raku clay. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art. GMOA 2012.115.
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    Leo Franklin Twiggs (American, b. 1934), "Georgia II," 2008. Batik on cotton mounted on board, 28 1/2 × 34 inches. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of the artist. GMOA 2008.351.
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Curator

Shawnya L. Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art

Sponsors

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

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