Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte

Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte

by Mary Whyte
     
 

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Dynamic artistry celebrating the diverse lives and labors of hardscrabble SouthernersSee more details below

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Dynamic artistry celebrating the diverse lives and labors of hardscrabble Southerners

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Library Journal
This volume is a companion catalog for a traveling exhibition of watercolors inspired by America's fading industrial era and blue-collar laborers painted by South Carolina artist Whyte (Alfreda's World). A brief foreword by Martha Severens (curator, Greenville Cty. Museum of Art), acknowledgements, and an introduction are followed by plate after plate of colorful images of Southerners, who are mostly hard at work as cotton pickers, crabbers, boat builders, textile mill workers, and the like. Accompanying some of the plates are diarylike entries by Whyte that relay her subjective experience of a particular place and/or a poignant conversation she had with a particular sitter. VERDICT Readers interested in watercolor as a medium and in vanishing American industries might enjoy this exhibition and accompanying catalog.—Jennifer H. Pollock, Coll. of DAAP Lib., Univ. of Cincinnati

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ISBN-13:
9781611172010
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
12/12/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,169,241
File size:
6 MB

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