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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

May 28, 2016 - October 9, 2016

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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South features paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works by a diverse group of nationally-known contemporary artists. Together, these artists address the troubled history of the American South and the many ways that history is represented today, including artistic responses to the tragic shooting of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015. The exhibition provides a venue where the Charleston community and visitors alike can come together in the spirit of understanding and unity, inspired by the art on view. Participating artists include Bo Bartlett, William Christenberry, Sonya Clark, Andrea Keys Connell, Lonnie Holley, Deborah Luster, Sally Mann, Stephen Marc, Mike Smith, Damian Stamer, and Stacy Lynn Waddell.

<i>Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 01-13</i>, 2008-2010, by Deborah Luster (American, b. 1951); toned silver gelatin print; 24 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 01-13, 2008-2010, by Deborah Luster (American, b. 1951); toned silver gelatin print; 24 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

<i>Unraveled</i>, 2015, by Sonya Clark (American, b. 1967); unraveled cotton Confederate battle flag; 11 x 36 x 7 inches; Courtesy of the artist

Unraveled, 2015, by Sonya Clark (American, b. 1967); unraveled cotton Confederate battle flag; 11 x 36 x 7 inches; Courtesy of the artist

Untitled from the <i>Passage on the Underground Railroad Series</i>, 2002, by Stephen Marc (American, b. 1954); archival pigment inkjet print; 18 x 52 inches; Museum purchase and partial gift of the artist; 2008.003.0001

Untitled from the Passage on the Underground Railroad Series, 2002, by Stephen Marc (American, b. 1954); archival pigment inkjet print; 18 x 52 inches; Museum purchase and partial gift of the artist; 2008.003.0001

<i>Manifest</i>, 2010, by Stacy Lynn Waddell (American, b. 1966); branded paper; 80 x 144 inches; Museum purchase; 2011.044

Manifest, 2010, by Stacy Lynn Waddell (American, b. 1966); branded paper; 80 x 144 inches; Museum purchase; 2011.044

<i>Dream Building Ensemble</i>, 2001, by William Christenberry (American, b. 1936); 11 dream buildings, wood, encaustic, red soil; dimensions variable; Courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts

Dream Building Ensemble, 2001, by William Christenberry (American, b. 1936); 11 dream buildings, wood, encaustic, red soil; dimensions variable; Courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts

<i>South Lowell 22</i>, 2014, by Damian Stamer (American, b. 1982); oil on panel; 48 x 72 inches; Courtesy of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery

South Lowell 22, 2014, by Damian Stamer (American, b. 1982); oil on panel; 48 x 72 inches; Courtesy of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery

<i>School of the Americas</i>, 2010, by Bo Bartlett (American, b. 1955); oil on panel; 76 x 76 inches; Collection of Stacy and Jay Underwood

School of the Americas, 2010, by Bo Bartlett (American, b. 1955); oil on panel; 76 x 76 inches; Collection of Stacy and Jay Underwood

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