Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Art Department
Start Time: 06:00 PM
Weekday(s): Thursday
Start Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
End Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013

» Exhibit: The 4th Generation: Shelby Lee Adams 1974-Current reception

March 11-May 4
Exhibit: The 4th Generation: Shelby Lee Adams 1974-Current
Atrium Gallery
(SU Art Galleries are closed March 16-25.)
Shelby Lee Adams Lecture: Thursday, April 25, 5 p.m.,
Guerrieri Center, Nanticoke Room
Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m.
This exhibition builds off of eight works within the SU Gallery Collection, following the prolific photographic career of artist Shelby Lee Adams as he captures four generations of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky through his lens. Spanning nearly 40 years, The 4th Generation focuses on four of the Appalachian Mountain families Adams chose to immortalize, including Brice and Crow on Porch, 1992 (Part of the SU Collection), a photo featuring two members of the Caudill family. Adams began photographing the Caudill family directly out of college in 1974, and he continues to photograph the living members to this day. Adams was born in 1950 and has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world. He is part of many important public and private collections, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Adams received the Guggenheim photography fellowship in 2010, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts photography fellowship in 2009. He has a published four books featuring his Appalachian Mountain families, including Salt & Truth in 2011. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-3972 or visit