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Photo courtesy of Stephen Marc.
The artist Stephen Marc will present new work at the Visual Arts Gallery on Emory¿s main campus and concurrently at the Catherine Hunt Gallery in Candler Hall at Emory¿s Oxford College. The exhibition "Relative Connections: New Work by Stephen Marc" runs Sept. 19-Dec. 8. The opening reception is Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Emory¿s Visual Arts Gallery, with a talk by Marc at 6 p.m.
Stephen Marc is a storyteller, a contemporary American griot who uses collage and photography to construct visual interpretations of US history and the black experience. His images weave more than 500 years of African American life, history and culture into a digital quilt comprised of family snapshots, photographs of historical sites, documents and other remnants alongside modern cultural references. Woven together, Marc¿s images create powerful narratives that obviate the boundaries of time and space, which converge to produce moving and evocative commentaries.
The reception and artist talk are free and open to the public. "Relative Connections: New Work by Stephen Marc¿ is part of ACP 2012, Atlanta Celebrates Photography's annual citywide festival in October; and is made possible by the generous support of the Hightower Fund of Emory University, the Emory Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), the Emory Art History Department and the Friends of Emory Visual Arts. Event details at visualarts.emory.edu