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New Exhibit: LEGACY Southern Landscapes [Troy]

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  • A.J. Wright
    The Johnson Center for the Arts invites you to visit *Legacy* our newest exhibition Now - April 28 Artists Reception March 24 2:00 - 4:00 [image: legacy
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 13, 2013

       The Johnson Center
      for the Arts
      invites you to visit
      our newest exhibition
      Now - April 28
      Artists Reception
      March 24
      2:00 - 4:00
      legacy poster
      Visit the Johnson Center for the Arts to see our newest exhibit
      Legacy which includes Southern landscapes from Allyson Comstock, Chuck Hemard and Cynthia Farnell. More than 25 pieces are on display now until April 28 in the George and Muriel Saunders Gallery, Chapman - Allred - Jones Gallery, Dorothy Hattaway Brantley Gallery, and the Jaine Jernigan Brantley Gallery.
      On Sunday, March 24 we will have an Artists Reception from 2:00 until 4:00 in the afternoon at the Johnson Center for the Arts. We hope you will join us!
      March 6 - April 28
      Threads of nature, place, culture and history run through the work of Cynthia Farnell, Chuck Hemard and Allyson Comstock. The contemplative gaze of each artist turns in a different direction within the landscape of the south.
      Farnell, an Alabama native who lives and works in Georgia, conveys her experience of place as it is connected to the flora and fauna of her 1920's era urban Atlanta neighborhood. Her lush digital pigment prints of blooming plants serve as metaphors for cycles of death and regeneration, as well as beautiful remnants of human presence. The camellias, wisteria and magnolias captured in her photographs create a connection to the neighborhood and its history but more broadly they give a sense of place.
      Hemard is a life-long resident of the south who lives in Georgia and works in Alabama. His beautifully evocative photographs explore the remnant landscapes of old-growth longleaf pinelands nestled in the southern landscape. A part of southern history is highlighted as is Hemard's interest in society's relationship to place and concerns about human interaction with the natural world.
      Comstock, who has lived and worked in Alabama for 23 years, also draws upon the southern landscape in her highly textural handmade-paper pieces. Pine pollen floating on water becomes both source imagery and media. The visual poetry of nature dusting the surface of Lake Martin, Alabama each spring with pollen brings attention to the beauty that can be found in nature through close observation.
      The history of the southern landscape is marked by non-native species being introduced to areas and the inevitable effect this has on native species. Together, native plants and non-native plants have created an identifiably "southern" landscape. Farnell, Hemard and Comstock approach the southern landscape from different perspectives but all three convey a deep regard for place and history. A sense of time is conveyed through the blooming cycles of nature, the slow growth of trees and plants to achieve maturity, and their rejuvenation through pollination. Overall, a larger message regarding the need to understand the impact of human interactions with nature is foregrounded.
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      Wednesday - Friday
      10:00 - 5:00
       10:00 - 3:00
      300 East Walnut Street
      Troy, Alabama

      Johnson Center for the Arts
      | 300 East Walnut | Troy | AL | 36081

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