Downstage from Meatyard

Sep 8 2018 to Dec 9 2018
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digital print by Didier Morelli

Downstage from Meatyard


This exhibition brings together a range of artists whose works can be linked to the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard by way of his working methods and the psychological and poetic nature of his images. Among these are the collaborative aspect of using family members and friends as models or “actors;” seeking out and utilizing architectural and natural settings for their stage-like potential; and his distinct combination of reality and dream-like and surreal conditions. The artists include Roger Ballen, Mia Cinelli, Mara Eagle, Robert C. May, Guy Mendes, Didier & Francois Morelli, Catherine Opie, and Laurel Nakadate, Throughout this exhibition, we will be presenting performances, readings, plays, and lectures related to or directly inspired by the Meatyard photographs.

Special thanks to VisitLEX for their generous support of our fall exhibitions and public programs. Additional support comes from the Albisetti Exhibition Fund, the College of Fine Arts, and WUKY.

image: DIDIER MORELLI, Re-membering White Men Making White Smoke: More or Less (the archive), 2015, digital print. Courtesy of the artist.

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