How We Worked, Played, and Prayed: An Exhibition of Southern Folk Art

April 17 – August 25, 2012

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Part of the Oxford Art Crawl

Curated by Mattie Codling, a junior at Ole Miss completing a professional internship at the UM Museum, this exhibit highlights the work of several well-known and not-so-well-known folk artists or “self-taught” artists from the Southeastern United States. The works included have primarily been made by using non-traditional materials and present their subjects in a primitive manner. A wide range of subjects is depicted, but they mostly focus on scenes that were familiar to the artist, such as religious scenes and images of the people and places around them. The works included in this show represent the very core of the artist’s lives; they are not only visually appealing, but they act as a documentation of Southern culture from the late 19th and 20th centuries.