No. 580: Sheila Pree Bright

Episode No. 580 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Sheila Pree Bright.

Sheila Pree Bright is included in “Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund,” which is at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia through January 8, 2023.  The Do Good Fund is a Columbus, Ga.-based charity that collects and makes available to museums photography of the American South made from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition includes artists such as Jill Frank, Baldwin Lee, Deborah Luster, Gordon Parks, and RaMell Ross.

Bright’s work builds narratives about social, political and historical events through series of pictures of landscape, social justice movements, suburbia, and more. Solo exhibitions of Bright’s work have been held at the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, and more. Bright’s book “#1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests” was published by Chronicle Books in 2018. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for $18-30.

This episode was taped live at the GMOA.

Air date: December 15, 2022.

Sheila Pree Bright, #SayHerName (Young Man Crying), from the #1960Now series, 2016.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled, from the #1960Now series, 2015.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled, from the #1960Now series, 2015.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled, from the #1960Now series, 2013-20.

Sheila Pree Bright, #ATLisReady (fist), from #1960Now series, 2016.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled 14 from the Plastic Bodies series, 2003.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled 28, from the Suburbia series, 2006-08.

Sheila Pree Bright, Mothers March On, 2018.

Installation view of Richard Avedon, Julian Bond and his daughter Phyllis, 1963;
Sheila Pree Bright, Mothers March On, 2018, Atlanta, 2019.

Sheila Pree Bright, Morgan, from the series Young Americans, 2007-08.

Sheila Pree Bright, Night Day, from the series Invisible Empire, 2019-21.

Sheila Pree Bright, Rituals, from the series Invisible Empire, 2019-21.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled, from the series Behold the Land, 2019-21.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled, from the series Behold the Land, 2019-21.

Sheila Pree Bright, Untitled, from the series Behold the Land, 2021-22.

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