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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

7.23.2010

Following Mickey Smith

 [Collocation (NATURE) by Mickey Smith via the 20x200 blog.]

Curator Shannon Morris is at it again, bringing the less expected to Georgia College Museum in Milledgeville. And I have to say, I'm definitely jazzed about the show she's organizing for fall 2010: Mickey Smith: Collocations. I'm a long-time fan of the conceptual artist's photographs. In her work, Smith documents the types of bound scholarly journals and periodicals that public libraries are now replacing with digital versions.  Morris was drawn to the idea of highlighting Smith's work, in part, because of the school's literary roots; Flannery O'Connor is an alumna and the museum houses a gallery dedicated to the Southern author.

The Georgia College exhibition is scheduled to be on view September 15 through November 19.

It's been a great year for Smith. Recently, Americans for the Arts recognized her first major public artwork, a permanent glass installation at the University of Florida, as one of the 40 Best Public Artworks created or debuted in 2009.  See more here and here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work! Thank you for introducing us to her.
-Marti

Shannon Morris (Georgia College Curator) said...

Thanks Courtney! We are excited about this year and thrilled to be, once again, exhibiting such high caliber artists like Mickey.

Janet said...

So glad to learn about the Mickey Smith show! One of my favorites too.