Hollers and Harvests
HOLLERS AND HARVESTS
SEPTEMBER 8 OCTOBER 28, 2012
Hollers and Harvests is curated by Cecilia Adwell, a student enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Curatorial Practice at San Francisco’s prestigious California College of the Arts, and is an exhibition that highlights the relationship between folk artists and their frequent ties to farming and agriculture. Hollers and Harvests is a collection of works from the museum’s permanent collection. Adwell states, “The works in this show illustrate how agriculture informs every facet of Kentucky life, including cultural production.” Adwell’s research efforts and curatorial interests are focused on contemporary folk and craft and levels of artistic production outside of the mainstream art market. She is passionate about preserving historical folk traditions within the United States while keeping aware of the larger, international fine arts world.
Hollers and Harvests fuses Kentucky folk and craft traditions with contemporary art practice in the first of a series of interventions on the KMAC permanent collection. For this inaugural exhibit in the Brown-Forman gallery, Louisville based artist Russel Hulsey presents the work Kentucky Monolith, a site-specific sound installation using digital audio and natural materials erected as both a call to action and contemplation of the artist’s personal relationship with the rural environment.
“Our goal is to invigorate the museum’s permanent collection by bringing in contemporary artists who respond to the collection in new and meaningful ways,” says KMAC Associate Curator Joey Yates.
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