August 24, 2012 – 6:30 pm | Lecture + Gallery Talk
Lecture: “In Plain Sight: Bill Traylor's Work in Context”
Presented by Jeffrey Wolf, filmmaker
Bill Traylor was a chronicler of his time and place, whether he meant to be or not. Jeffrey Wolf believes that general categories rarely do justice to the intricacies and possible references made in his work. Drawings of farm scenes, street people, or cryptic “abstract structures,” become much more evident when contextualized by the everyday things Traylor saw in and around his world. This lecture will unpack these statements and explore why Bill Traylor is one of the South’s most appealing artists.
This program is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Photo by David VanDommelen