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Gibbes Museum of Art presents “The Lure of the Lowcountry”

Intercoastal #1 by John Folsom (American, b. 1967). Archival pigment print on board with oil and wax medium. 80" X 128" Courtesy of Joni Winston. - On exhibit at The Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, South
Gibbes Museum of Art presents the exhibition Lure of the Lowcountry
in the Main
Gallery through April 18, 2010. 
This exhibition features sixteen large scale mixed-media photographs by
artist John Folsom (American, b. 1967) selected from his series entitled Lure
of the Lowcountry
Folsom’s photographs depict several locations in the region, including
Palmetto Bluff and Edisto Island, both in South Carolina, along with Cumberland
Island, Georgia.  To explore the
art-historical precedents of Folsom’s work, this exhibition pairs his
photographs with fourteen early Lowcountry landscapes from the Gibbes
collection, including paintings by Thomas Coram and Charles