An online event featuring Suzanne Jackson, Yanique Norman, and Katya Tepper in conversation with Erin Jane Nelson and in collaboration with Burnaway.
Long before Georgia surprised the world in two recent US elections, the Peach State was a vital cultural and political force, shaping everything from food and music to queer culture and Civil Rights activism. The fundamental underestimation of the power and agency of the South has long motivated people in the region to create their own networks of solidarity and support. Georgia Dispatch invites a leading, local organization, Burnaway, to convene four artists to discuss living and working in this diffuse and dynamic artistic landscape.
This intergenerational roundtable includes visual artists Suzanne Jackson (Savannah), Yanique Norman (Atlanta), and Katya Tepper (Athens), and is led by Georgia native, KADIST collection artist, and Burnaway Director, Erin Jane Nelson. Primarily a digital magazine of contemporary art and criticism from the American South, Burnaway both documents and participates in the vibrant cultural landscape of the region and all panel artists are also contributors or collaborators. Their discussion addresses the circuitous paths that led to settling in the state, idiosyncratic studio approaches to materiality, commitment to the lyrical and poetical, the local versus global south, and engagement with large scale sculptural collage, among other mediums.