The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 31, 2014


Polk Museum of Art welcomes black-and-white photography of the Gulf Coast
Ascension. Quadtone pigment print.
LAKELAND, FLA.- Polk Museum of Art welcomed an exhibition of black-and-white photography by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. The exhibition, “Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast,” is on loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La. The photographs are on view from June 21 through September 13.

Latin for “unknown land,” “Terra Incognita” comprises 57 photos taken over a 15-year span along the Gulf Coast. Photographs depict marsh, scrub lands, dunes, beaches, swamps and forests from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle.

R.C. Baker of the Village Voice wrote: “Nothing in these extremely fine-grained prints resembles a ‘snapshot.’ … Sexton’s spare compositions coalesce into a portrait of nature as the ultimate abstractionist.”

Sexton was born in Colquitt, Georgia, and was introduced to the Gulf Coast on family vacations to the Florida panhandle during the 1950s and 1960s. After graduating from Emory University, he moved to California to pursue a career as a professional photographer. He moved to New Orleans in 1991, intending to photograph the city’s architecture. Not long after relocating, he toured the home of Roger Ogden and found himself drawn to 19th century landscape paintings of the South’s swamps and coastal areas in Ogden’s collection, which later was donated to the University of New Orleans Foundation to establish the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

“It was an epiphany that a significant… school of painting had coalesced around the low-lying, watery landscapes of the region,” Sexton wrote in the foreword to his book, “Terra Incognita.” The artists portrayed “the swamp as a place of mystery and melancholy, using it in a symbolic way, to convey a certain mood.” Thus began Sexton’s work to document the changing environment along the Gulf Coast in “Terra Incognita.”



Today's News

July 7, 2014

Three human skeletons found in El Salvador shed light on pre-Hispanic life

The world of buying rugs has changed: How Nazmiyal antique rug gallery advanced with their online marketing

Exhibition at Bruce Museum showcases private Greenwich collections

'Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky' on view at LACMA

Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art showcases newly-uncovered Renaissance paintings

Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History explores the world of arachnids

Art Institute of Chicago presents Josef Koudelka's first major U.S. museum exhibition since 1988

Getty Publications releases an exquisitely illustrated tribute to Minor White

'Paul Klee. Space Nature Architecture' opens at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Switzerland

Exceptional European highlights added to RM's 20th anniversary Motor City Sale

Will Cotton's first United Kingdom solo exhibition on view at Ronchini Gallery in London

'fresh: Haim Steinbach and Objects from the Permanent Collection' on view at the Menil Collection

Feathered free-spirited polar bears greet visitors to the National Gallery of Victoria

Exhibition of works by Fergus Feehily on view at Galerie Christian Letherte in Cologne

Arts Council England awards £3.5 million to Modern Art Oxford for major building refurbishment

Peter Liversidge's first show with i8 opens in Reykjavík

Solo exhibition by figurative sculptor Wesley Wofford opens at The Bascom

Chris Bracey creates a unique collection of neon artwork inspired by the Vauxhall Mokka

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale features innovative jewellery produced in the mid-20th century

'Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism' on view at Cranbrook Art Museum

Dependency: Group exhibition on view at Gasworks

Polk Museum of Art welcomes black-and-white photography of the Gulf Coast

Zuckerman Museum of Art exhibits range of work by American modernist Virginia Dudley

ZKM presents Claus Bremer's development from poet and translator to dramaturge

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Neanderthals and humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years

2.- First major exhibition to explore the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy opens at LACMA

3.- Carlo Mollino's idealized vision of the female form in new book published by Damiani/Crump

4.- Tate Britain displays works by Frank Auerbach from the collection of Lucian Freud

5.- In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

6.- Lambert Collection opens an ambitious project housed at the Sainte-Anne Prison

7.- Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore announces the first 18 artists in the CCA Residencies progamme

8.- Historic Kings Theatre is transformed into major New York Performing Arts venue

9.- Thirteen's American Masters Series co-produces new documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange

10.- Sotheby's New York to offer 548 Edward Weston photographs as a single lot this September



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site