Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lucinda Devlin at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

Distinguished American Photographer Lucinda Devlin (see image above) has become a Distinguished Southern Photographer in recent years, moving first to Hattesburg, MS, and now to Greensboro, NC.

We can get to know our new colleague's work at Sightlines, a major retrospective exhibition of her work, opening at Greensboro's Weatherspoon Art Museum, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

This show opens on January 28th, 2017 and up through April 23rd, 2017, in the The Bob + Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery.

The folks at the Weatherspoon Museum say this of Devlin and her work:

"Lucinda Devlin's photographs serve as social commentaries on timely and socially relevant issues such as personal rights, the death penalty, and agribusiness. 

"An internationally recognized American photographer who now lives in Greensboro, Devlin began her career in the 1970s during the genesis of color photography in America. 

"At the time, she took up not only color photography, but also the artistic approach that she continues to this day, one that emphasizes an objective or neutral point of view. 

"Devlin also discovered her preferred subject matter: psychologically charged spaces absent of any human figures yet nonetheless signaling contemporary public and private life. 

"Her earliest series, Pleasure Ground, featured droll images of thematic hotel rooms. 

"Subsequent series (Habitats, Subterranea, Corporal Arenas, Field Culture, and Lake Pictures) have continued to probe the meaning of place at such sites as zoos and amusement parks, tanning salons and health spas, hospitals and funeral homes, agricultural facilities and open fields, and lastly, Lake Huron's shoreline. 

"Her most provocative and best known series, The Omega Suites (so named after the final letter of the Greek alphabet), proffered emotive images of sterile execution chambers and the apparatuses associated with them."

Devlin has exhibited widely and published widely, and has images in the collections of museums and private collectors across Europe and the United States. 

You can learn more about her work if you go here and watch the video of an interview with her. 

We welcome her to the ranks of Southern Photographers and look forward to seeing her work at the Weatherspoon in Greensboro later this month.

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