Two Shows to See

One of my favorite artists, Nall, is bringing an exhibit called “Violata Pax” to the Mobile Museum of Art to show between August 4 and September 24. There’s an article in the Mobile Register here, and Nall is quoted about the two other exhibits that will be shown:

“The Mobile show includes Alabama art, one of my dearest passions,” he says, “and ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ pencil drawings done in the research period of developing pencil paintings at a time when I was using 20-year-old eyes.

“My porcelain, silverware, posters, etchings, glassware and many more media will be exhibited, as well as a retrospective of works dating to the 1960s.

I also read that William Christenberry (who, among other things, is famous for his pictures of Hale County, AL) is curating his own show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through July 8, 2007. An interview in the Washington Post here has an interview with him, where he mentions that he’s put quotes from William Faulkner and Eudora Welty with his work because they and other Southern writers influenced him. He’s also putting together an exhibit of outsider art there. Nice!

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