Posts Tagged “Mississippi”

In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, June 12–September 18, 2016 Review By John Duncan Bass In the summer of 1974 Raymond Smith set out from New Haven, Connecticut on a cross-country road trip. Inspired by the iconic work of photographers Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Smith intended to capture a visual record of American…

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

Katrina Labyrinth-Hope (42nd Ave/Finley Gulfport, MS), 2015, Diameter approximately 10', site-specific installation (brick, concrete, found materials), photo courtesy of the artist

In anticipation of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, environmental artist Elisa Marble da Silva replaced signs of the storm’s devastation with symbols of self-discovery. The Gulfport, Mississippi artist used storm debris to transform the foundations of buildings destroyed by the 2005 hurricane into meditative pavement labyrinths. With the help of the local community, da…

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