In 2010, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, which for decades has been the leading art museum in the South, commissioned Lavalette to produce a new collection of photographs for their “Picturing the South” series, which includes past artists Sally Mann, Emmet Gowin, Richard Misrach, Dawoud Bey, Alex Webb and Alec Soth.
When I began my project, […] I set out not to create any documentary about Southern Music but something more distinctly lyrical, inspired by the music.
In particular, I’m interested in how the music is shaped by the landscape of the region as well as how our understanding of the landscape is shaped by the music.” – Shane Lavalette, interview with Kate Levy, Daylight Magazine
Produced over a period of four years, A Temporary Discomfort deals with the idea of a once familiar place becoming unfamiliar and the emotions that are triggered when the place once called home is not recognizable as such anymore after spending a significant amount of time abroad. Continue Reading →
Saturday, June 16th 2012, from 7 pm