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The World of Rolland Golden

August 6, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Still active at eighty-four, Rolland Golden is one of the most renowned artists to have emerged in the South during the second half of the twentieth century. In addition to the styles of realism and “abstract realism,” he is known for a style he developed, which he calls “’borderline surrealism,’ realistic imagery in a not impossible, but highly unlikely situation.” Golden was born in New Orleans, but his father’s job at AT&T had the family moving with frequency—first to Grenada, Mississippi, and later Jackson, Mississippi, eventually to Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, before returning to New Orleans more or less for good. His work has been the subject of more than one hundred museum exhibitions, including, most recently, Rolland Golden: An Alternate Vision at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and River and Reverie: Paintings of the Mississippi, which was organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and shown in five other museums in Louisiana and Mississippi.


August 6, 2016
October 30, 2016
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