October 2, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Talk and Reception TBA
Ralph Eugene Meatyard was a visionary photographer known for his dreamlike black & white photographs of family members in masks, elegant portraits of bohemian friends and radical experiments in abstraction. Meatyard’s unique visual language was the product of a naturally curious mind stimulated by a love of literature and the spoken word. His shadowy photographs – often featuring dark dilapidated locales populated by enigmatic characters – have drawn comparisons to Southern Gothic literature.
Image: Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Untitled, 1967, Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches, Gift of Roger Houston Ogden Collection, 2003.1.351