Gallery Exhibition: The Future of America
The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is excited to present The Future of America, a group exhibition featuring work by CYJO, Ruth Dusseault, Lauren Greenfield, Rania Matar, Forest McMullin, Bryan Meltz, and Darnell Wilburn; curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran.
These seven artists serve as cultural anthropologists of our time, each creating a substantial body of work focusing on various segments of American youth. Greenfield looks at the culture of money and how it affects teens growing up in the city of Los Angeles while Matar’s photographs show how adolescent girls define themselves within the confines of their own bedrooms. Bryan Meltz has followed a Somali refugee family in the Atlanta area for eleven years while CYJO has photographed and interviewed over 200 people of Korean descent who now live across the globe. Dusseault has traveled the United States capturing youth who participate in the ever-growing paintball industry while Forest McMullin has traveled similar terrain looking at African American rodeo riders. Wilburn has photographed a wide group of Atlanta youth, each of whom has lost a parent at a young age.
About the Curator: Rebecca Dimling Cochran is a freelance curator and critic based in Atlanta. She has organized exhibitions for the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Fine Arts Gallery at Emory University, the Atlanta College of Art Gallery and The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highands, NC. Her criticism has appeared in Art in America, Sculpture, Art Papers, Artforum.com and ArtsATL.com. She also serves as the curator of the Wieland Collection, a position she has held for fifteen years.