Facing South

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Contemporary Southern Photography
Part I: Southern Perspectives
Opening: Friday, September 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Popblossom and our Partners, Slover Library Foundation and Work Program Architects, are pleased to present FACING SOUTH Part I: Southern Perspectives, two exhibitions featuring the works of three rising stars of Contemporary Southern Photography, Matt Eich, Susan Worsham & Eliot Dudik. 

FACING SOUTH explores the role photography plays in shaping present-day perceptions of Southern identity. Touching on themes of history, memory, preservation, loss and community, FACING SOUTH reflects upon the Southern experience as well as endeavors to create a context for sharing thoughts and challenging notions about the region.

The Sleeping Theater

Thom would like to thank all who came out to the opening of his first solo art exhibition, The Sleeping Theater, and also to invite you to his artist talk tomorrow evening at 6pm. More information can be found via this this link. Thom will be telling the story behind the works and discussing the various processes and methods used to make them.01-Exhibition (17)02-Exhibition (8)03-Exhibition (20)04-Exhibition (15)05-Exhibition (2)06-Exhibition (3)

 

A number of Thom’s wonderful friends, family members, and colleagues helped make the show happen. Olivia Morgan (former WPA colleague) built the “Theater Tower”, Randy Hess of NEST Home made the frames and offered invaluable curatorial advice, Dustin and Matthew Wallace of Prince Ink produced the screenprints, Cindy and Brian Leydet of Business Document Solutions (BDS) provided scanning and printing services (at all hours!), Akin Yildiz and Beau Turner of 757 Makerspace 3D-printed the  “Pulse Cubes”, Peter Johnston (WPA) helped hang the show, Peter Paik (dear friend) was kind enough to loan back a piece to show, Yuzhu Zheng of UP Studio photographed the opening (including the shots in this post), and Beth White (WPA and Thom’s wife) offered endless support and inspiration.

Mill Street Carriage House

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In April of 2015, the historic carriage house located at 533 Mill Street was destroyed in a fire. Constructed in 1906 with additions built in 1907-1909 and 1924-1925, the building served the Royster family’s three homes around Mowbray Arch and Warren Crescent, housing six cars below and the chauffer and mechanic in a small apartment above. WPA has been working with the home-owners, the City, the Architectural Review Board, the Sargeant Memorial Collection, and the Ghent Neighborhood League on a design for a replacement to the historic carriage house that fits seamlessly back into the neighborhood, alludes strongly to the original building, but asserts itself as a 2016 building.

 

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Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.227.5310
© 2019 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital