Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jerry Siegel at the Mobile Museum of Art

Birmingham, Alabama-based photographer Jerry Siegel -- whose work is featured today on theatlanticcities blog -- has also opened a show of his work at the Mobile Museum of Art, now up through  April 1, 2012.

The show, entitled Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists, includes 100 portraits Jerry has made over the last several years of Southern painters, writers, photographers, and sculptors (like the one of North Carolina's John Menapace, above).

You can see a portfolio of selected images from ths show by going here

The show was organized by the  Jule Collins Smith Museum, in Auburn Alabama, in conjunction with the publication of this body of work last year by the University of Alabama Press in a book of the same name as the show.

Siegel's goal in this project has been "to create portraits of Southern artists which convey the creativity and character of this remarkable selection of people, and tell us something about the nature of the region itself."

UPDATE: There is a fine review of Siegel's show now in ArtsCriticATL, here.

Good to see these images, and good to see Jerry's work getting the recognition it deserves.

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