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Combined Talents: Southern Futurisms

Published September 6, 2023

The future of the South is on our minds. With the ample creative praxis in the South today, we called for the submission of artworks for this juried exhibition by artists who think of their work as a lens through which we can consider the future of our region. Anyone who self-identified as Southern was eligible to apply. After much consideration, and out of over two hundred submitted artworks, guest jurors Dana-Marie Lemmer and TK Smith selected the thirty-six pieces you see on display for the exhibition.


Exhibiting Artists:  Donald Morris Bied, Christa Capua, Kate Chassner, Carmen DeCristo, Virginia Derryberry, Adam Farcus, Houston Fryer, Susan C. Gregory, Sal Guastella, Jodi Hays, Geneva Lark Hutchinson, Susan Jedrzejewski, Nancy Jane Lee Jones, Jeremiah Jossim, Kaius Kirby, Zdenko Krtić, Maya Krtić, Topher Lineberry, George Lorio, Cora Nimtz, Leah Patton, Solar Surf Club, Kimberly Riner, Jennifer Seo, Rylan Steele, Laura Tanner, Rachel Trusty


Dana-Marie Lemmer is the executive director and curator at Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama. Lemmer is a published writer and has curated independent projects focusing on various professional interests including: the (under)representation of emerging and female artists; regionalism and contemporary practice in the South; and creative placemaking as a catalyst in social and economic development.


TK Smith is a Philadelphia-based curator, writer, cultural historian, and the Curator of the Art of the African Diaspora at the Barnes Foundation. His writing has been published in Burnaway, ARTS ATL and Art Papers, where he is a contributing editor. Smith recently curated Looming Chaos at the Zuckerman Museum of Art as an inaugural Tina Dunkley Fellow at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.