701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a gallery talk by former 701 CCA artist in residence and Displaced artist, Frank Poor, Sunday, February 22, 3pm.
In his exhibition, Displaced, showing at 701 CCA, Rhode Island resident and Georgia native Frank Poor (b. 1962) gives vernacular Southern architecture a contemporary twist. His sculptures of vanishing Southern architectural staples look sleek and cool. They are skeletal renditions made from wood and partly covered with photographic images of Southern buildings printed on aluminum or veneer. While both forms and photos are precise, they don’t necessarily fit precisely in each individual work. “The resulting tension,” Poor says, “is a metaphor for the relationship between the experienced world and our memories of it.” What Poor sees in the South three decades after he left might be structurally intact, but his memory of it is not. Join us Sunday to meet the artist and hear more!