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‘Southern Accent’ Is a Revolutionary Exploded Diagram of Southern Identity in Contemporary Art

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Skylar Fein, “Black Flag (For Elizabeth’s)” (2008), wood, plaster, and acrylic, 43.5 x 72 x 1.25 inches, collection of Dathel and Tommy Coleman (courtesy the artist and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, © Skylar Fein)

Proud to bring news of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University‘s revolutionary exhibit on the South in contemporary art to other parts of the country in this review for Hyperallergic. Southern Accent brought me into a direct confrontation with my own Southern-ness and biases, and it compelled me to tell my own story through the artworks, which, it strikes me, is a prime marker of a successful exhibit. You have until January to see it, but do go sooner rather than later so you can go again.

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