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Folk Art in the South: Selections from the Permanent Collection

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Folk art—often characterized as outsider, visionary, or self-taught—varies widely in medium and subject matter. The range of descriptive terms applied to it does little to describe the imaginative ways in which folk artists express deeply personal ideas in visual language. They employ readily accessible materials, including found objects, to produce their work, putting mundane materials to fresh and ingenious uses.…

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Anne Marchand, Flash, 2013. Acrylic and latex. Courtesy of the artist.

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand

January 26 - April 14
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She says that growing up in such a colorful environment, redolent with Spanish, French, and African influences, left a lasting impression on her color sensibility. She traveled widely throughout the South, which had a similarly profound effect on her developing visual vocabulary of form and color derived from nature. She earned a bachelor’s…

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The Many Things That Fall in Between: Recent Work by Baker Overstreet

March 1 - May 19
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Baker Overstreet’s first solo show at the Morris Museum of Art features new paintings—in the artist’s words, “wildly colorful” works on panel, ranging from the very small to the very large. Predominantly abstract, they reference many things—“ghastly hybrid animals, seductresses, deviant clowns, and many things that fall in between.”  These paintings represent a new direction for the artist: “to explore the…

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