Interview with Patricia Lee Daigle, Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

By Jesse Butcher


Patricia Lee Daigle


How did you become a curator/gallery Director?

I’ve loved art and museums since I was a child, but it wasn’t until I was in graduate school that I wandered into the curatorial world. Maybe it was the recession or just a desire for change, but I felt this urgent need to develop skills beyond those traditionally garnered in academia. I began working as a curatorial assistant in contemporary art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) in 2008. This was my first museum position so I came in very green, but I was ready to absorb new information like a sponge. I went on to work for six years for Julie Joyce, Curator of Contemporary Art at SBMA. Julie was a fantastic, visionary mentor and the experience of working in a mid-size museum exposed me to a range of skills that I constantly rely on as Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art.

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Living in an Imagined Future: Queering the Southern Artistic Narrative, A Call to Arms


By Liz Clayton Scofield


Kalup Linzy, “Art Jobs and Lullabies” (detail), 2016, video suite 3, music video.

The Southern queer narrative is often one of migration. Get out when you can. Go to California, New York, Portland. (I did actually go to Portland. It was short lived.) Artists often echo this narrative.

 To be a Southern queer artist,

to be Elsewhere,

to be living in an Imagined Future.

An Apparition.

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Michi Meko: Navigating Contemporary Art


By Sara Lee Burd


Michi Meko, Photograph by Terrell Clark

Atlanta-based artist Michi Meko remembers the fear he experienced when he learned that being black meant following certain rules to make other people comfortable. “When you are a black teenage boy there is a moment where your elder will tell you how to survive your daily life. This is how you interact with cops, where to go, how to act. There are instructions for your survival.”

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Barry Doupe: Ponytail

Suspending the Story to Tell the Story


By Matt Christy

Image: Barry Doupe', Still from Ponytail, 92min, computer animation, 2008

Ponytail is the moment laughter turns into tortured dry heaving.

Ponytail is the Toa Te Ching mixed with vodka and spritzer.

Ponytail is an oversized baby that babbles in animal calls and Zen koans.

Ponytail is airport boredom. Flounder flavored toothpaste. Acupuncture tit. Burst bubbles. I could go on trying to find the right disjoinery to help describe this unexplainable film, but I won’t.

Ponytail is Barry Doupé’s first full-length computer generated animation and was recently shown in Nashville in tandem with an exhibition of framed video-stills and video-works at Mild Climate.

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