June 21 through August 5, 2012
Artist's Reception: Sunday, June 24, 4 to 6 pm (free)
Rob McDonald uses a primitive hand-held camera to capture the personal spaces and landscapes of writers from the American South, from James Agee to William Faulkner to Zora Neale Hurston. Native Ground is an exploration of the role place plays in shaping the literary imagination. In coordination with McDonald's photographs, the Athenaeum will feature typographic interpretations of the writers' works by ten of the region's best graphic designers.
Designers include: John Foster, Jason Gottlieb, Gerry Greaney, Francheska Guerrero, Dave Plunkert, Polygraph, Scout, Carolyn Sewell, Matt Wahl, and David Whitmore.
McDonald teaches American literature at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, and is a self-taught photographer. He is represented by the Kathleen Ewing Gallery in Washington, DC.
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