Zuckerman Museum of Art opens fall exhibition

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Art, history and underrepresented communities are explored in “Hearsay,” “Some of…

Georgia (Jul 25, 2014) —  

Art, history and underrepresented communities are explored in “Hearsay,” “Some of Its Parts” and “Virginia Dudley and American Modernism”
 
KENNESAW, Ga. (July 25, 2014)– The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) at Kennesaw State University celebrates three new shows as part of the opening fall exhibition season. “Hearsay,” “Some of Its Parts” and “Virginia Dudley and American Modernism” explore alternative histories, traditional Japanese indigo dyeing and the work of an eclectic Georgia modernist, respectively.
 
“Hearsay” 
July 26 – October 2, 2014
 
This series of interdisciplinary projects addresses southern narratives within the context of historically untold or fictionalized stories. “Hearsay” explores the understanding of past and place and gives life to alternative experiences of underrepresented communities in the local region.
 
Installations include: “John Q,” an idea collective utilizing archival film footage to retell the forgotten stories of gay Atlantans prior to the 1970s gay rights movement; “After Malcolm: Islam and the Black Freedom Struggle,” a digital archive project focusing on the experiences of black Muslims in Atlanta; a Photovoice Project exploring the diverse perspectives of refugees and native southerners in the Clarkston community; an archival and artistic portrayal of Cherokee printing press’s development and revival; and solo projects by Carolyn Carr, Nikita Gale, George Long and Robert Sherer.
 
“I hope that viewers will come away with a more expanded sense of history, and appreciate the value and importance of individual experience in shaping our understanding of the world,” says Teresa Reeves, ZMA director of curatorial affairs. Reeves is co-curator of “Hearsay” with Kirstie Tepper, ZMA associate curator, and Julia Brock, director of interpretation within the Kennesaw State Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books. 
 
“Some of Its Parts”
July 26 – October 2, 2014
 
Trained in indigo farming and traditional dyeing techniques in Japan, Rowland Ricketts uses natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Ricketts teams up with sound artist Norbert Herber to produce “Some of Its Parts,” an installation of hard numbers, methodical approach and organic process. Using sound translated from temperature and color data sets, the project immerses the visitor in a multifaceted visual and sonic experience.
 
“Virginia Dudley and American Modernism”
July 1 – August 2, 2014
 
The exhibition is the first major retrospective to include every phase of the career of American artist Virginia Dudley, including her time as a student at the Art Students League in New York, as a professional enamelist and jewelry maker, and as a teacher in the armed services and Shorter College. “Virginia Dudley and American Modernism” displays eighteen of Dudley’s works in photography, painting, printmaking, welded sculpture and a large assortment of her well-known forays into jewelry and enameling.  The show includes “Sea Birds,” a major enamel work by Dudley in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art that has not been seen publicly for many years.
 


 

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