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"Georgia Triennial 2001/2002"
2002-12-10 until 2003-02-16
Telfair Museum of Art
Organized by the Telfair in celebration of the vital contemporary art scene in Georgia, the Georgia Triennial includes 64 works by 30 of the state’s most innovative artists. Currently traveling throughout the state, the Triennial features well-known artists Kojo Griffin, Radcliffe Bailey and Lisa Tuttle as well as artists new to the Georgia scene. Five Savannah artists—Elizabeth Cain, Laurie Jackson, Marcus Kenney, John Mitchell, and Alan Schechner—are included.
Featured artists are diverse in age, race, gender, and geographic location within the state. The exhibition includes traditional media such as painting and sculpture, as well as new genres such as installation and electronic media. Accompanied by a full-color catalogue, the Georgia Triennial is guest-curated by independent arts consultant Louise E. Shaw. Ms. Shaw served as the executive director of Nexus Contemporary Art Center, now Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, from 1983-1998, and is a noted authority on contemporary art.
The first systematic statewide assessment of the visual arts in Georgia since 1991, the Triennial has received generous support and funding from the Georgia Council for the Arts. The exhibition opened in April at City Gallery East in Atlanta and was on view at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon from August 23 – October 13, 2002. The members-only opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on December 10 at the Telfair Academy, and will feature a lecture by guest curator Louise Shaw. The Triennial exhibition goes on to conclude its tour at the Albany Museum of Art from March 7 – May 4, 2003.