Southern life in Gullah and Baptist cultures is the focus of three art exhibits opening Saturday at Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.
Artists Jonathan Green and David Herman Jr. draw from their experiences growing up in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
“Jonathan Green: A Spiritual Journey of Life” comprises the vibrantly colored community scenes for which he is known as well as his early cubist paintings.
In “Etched in the Eyes: David Herman, Jr.,” the artist’s work – mostly photos – depicts the lives and rituals of his Gullah/Geechee neighbors and family members in Georgetown, S.C.
In “I Got Freedom up Over my Head: Portraits by Julie Moos,” the Canadian photographer pairs Birmingham, Ala., women in their Sunday splendor – hats, feathers, fur and lace.
These exhibits run through June 15.
This article is part of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a consortium of local media dedicated to writing about the arts.
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