For over fifteen years, the photographer HollyÃÂ Lynton (American, born 1972) has photographed rural communities in the United States, investigating the various ways in which they forge relationships: to the land, to animals, and to one another. Beyond the Bounds looks across Lynton’s career and the geography it covers to closely consider both moments and spaces of communion, connection, and intimacy. Lynton’s work draws out themes that are highly germane to a country reckoning with climate catastrophe, a history of agrarian production inextricable from enslaved labor, and the role of faith in everyday life. Tucked in alongside such critical explorations, however, is an inextricable sense of introspection and melancholia. Beyond the Bounds brings together works from three of Lynton’s series: Bare Handed, Meeting Tonight, and Beyond the Bounds. Together these images offer an unprecedented glimpse of the affective undercurrents of rural America, where manual labor is at once an arduous duty and a time-honored practice of spiritual transcendence.
Please join us for a Do Good Salon Thursday, October 19 at 6:00PM featuring a talk by the artist.
This program is in conjunction with The SPE Conference and Eye South at Columbus State University.
Also showing in the Back Gallery:
New Acquisitions by The Do Good Fund, work by Burk Uzzle and Sage Sohier
Do Good Fund exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri: 1-5 PM Sat: 10-3 PM
Location: 111 12th Street, Columbus, GA 31901