In Honor of My Great-Grandfather

Thursday, November 3, 2022 The event started -27 days ago

5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Wilson Hall


Please join Vernacular artist, Charlie Lucas, as he gives a talk in conjunction to his exhibition "In Honor of My Great-Grandfather" currently on display in the Wilson Hall Gallery. 

This lecture is accompanied by a talk from Paul Barrett who curated the exhibition.  His talk examines Southern vernacular art (also called outsider or visionary art) in Alabama, with an emphasis on Lucas' work. It also addresses his curatorial process when working with artists and organizing exhibitions.

Vernacular art, often referred to as outsider art or visionary art, is work by untrained artists inspired by a personal vision and often rooted in craft traditions.  The art objects created by these artists have aesthetic and conceptual value in and of themselves; they are also imbued with the history of the south and, in many cases, particular elements of the African-American experience in the south. The study of the work helps to understand the human urge to make, tell stories, and share experiences.

Reception will be held before the talks, right outside the gallery space, from 5pm-7pm. Talks will begin at 7pm, in Wilson Hall 168.

Exhibition and Artist Talk sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council of the Arts and South Arts.

Curator lecture sponsored by UAH Humanities Center.

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

*Photograph by Chip Cooper (Featured in "Tin Man" by Charlie Lucas and Ben Windham, photographs by Chip Cooper, published by The University of Alabama Press)


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