William Eggleston, Untitled, c. 1976; Dye transfer print; Courtesy the artist and Eggleston Art Foundation

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William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon

Jan 26, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020

Presented by: The Joe Orgill Family Fund for Exhibitions

Organized by: Eggleston Art Foundation with Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Over the fireplace in the Dixon Residence Living Room hangs A Memory by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). The painting, created around 1910, depicts a woman seated in a genteel domestic interior opening on to a sunlit Italian garden. In subject matter and style, the painting speaks to a particular appreciation of “the beautiful” that has not lost its appeal more than a century later.

Inspired by Chase’s painting and the specific architecture of the Residence galleries, the Dixon has invited two pioneering American artists, William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp, to present their work in unexpected conversation.

William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon juxtaposes floral, garden, and still life imagery in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century painting with photographs by William Eggleston and computer animations by Jennifer Steinkamp that focus on similar themes. Each artist’s chosen medium allows them to make new commentaries on these traditional subjects, making an intriguing connection between historic and contemporary art.

Sponsored by: Preston Dorsett | Nancy and Steve Morrow | Joe Orgill Fund for Exhibitions | Gwen and Penn Owen | Chris and Dan Richards | Trish and Carl Ring | Barbara and Lewis Williamson | Ann M. Mullis