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Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte
December 3, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Working South highlighted the work of artist Mary Whyte, and was the focus of the Morris Museum of Art’s 2012 Gala.From the textile mill worker and tobacco farmer to the sponge diver and elevator operator, Mary Whyte has sought out some of the last remnants of rural and industrial workforces declining or altogether lost through changes in our economy, environment, technology, and fashion. She is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, she has been inspired in much of her work by the Gullah descendants of slaves, who number among her most prominent subjects.