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05.02.2017

GONE SOUTH: A Collection of Images from the American South

Gone South

GONE SOUTH: A Collection of Images from the American South

The Parthenon announces an exhibition of photography by Jerry Atnip. Entitled GONE SOUTH: A Collection of Images from the American South, these photographs document the southern landscape in Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia. Atnip describes them as "something between waking and dreaming" and separately, many are meditatively quiet and still. Using intensely controlled light and printing, each photograph offers a moment for thought. The sepia-toned images may remind us of the passage of time and the environment's ecological fragility. But the subjects themselves insist on the patience and durability of the natural world. Many of the images in the exhibition are in Atnip's book, Gone South, which will be available for purchase in the museum store during the exhibition.

The museum will host an opening reception for the artist on Friday, May 12, from 6-8 p.m. On Thursday, June 1st, Atnip will participate in an interview-format discussion with Paul Polycarpu, editor of the Nashville Arts Magazine. The discussion begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a short reception. Both events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The exhibit opens May 7 through August 27. Admission to the Parthenon is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 62 and over; and $4 for children 4-17. Children under 4 are admitted free. Admission includes access to all exhibitions and the Parthenon's upper level, graced by the colossal statue of the goddess Athena.