CLAY PALMER: THE COMPANY WE KEEP
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art / 3715 Central Ave. March 22, 2021 - March 26, 2021
The work in this exhibition is a series of paintings and drawings dedicated to examining contemporary Southern life through interior genre scenes. The work addresses the anxiety of living in a period of history ravaged by ideological, economic, and socio-political strife. Images of poverty and wealth are in proximity to each other and illustrate how Southern middle-class families exist in a state of flux between these two economic poles. The turmoil and frustration of living within this context is expressed through the manipulation of figures and interiors in a manner that stems visually from Dutch merry company paintings, early American editorial cartoons, post-war Cubism, and underground comics.
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