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With the late artist William Christenberry. A great mentor. Photo: Nick Smith. PRC. #williamchristenberry #williameggleston #photographers @prcboston

channeling my inner #williamchristenberry

We’re continuing our countdown to the Ogden Museum’s 15th Anniversary Party on Aug. 25 by highlighting an artist a day from the 15 Southern states we represent here at the O! We’re 14 days aways from the Anniversary Celebration and today’s artist is William Christenberry from Alabama! _____ William Christenberry was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1936. His artistic career began with the painting of large abstract expressionist canvasses, but he gradually began to be drawn to material that spoke about the place of his childhood. Shortly after beginning as a professor at Corcoran College in Washington, D.C., Christenberry began making annual visits to Hale County, Alabama to visit family. These pilgrimages became his artistic inspiration. His photographs, sculptural pieces and assemblages captured the haunted feel of abandoned landscapes and structures, documenting the changing and disappearing way of life in Hale County that he grew up with. _____ Check our feed tomorrow to see what artist we’re highlighting next and mark your calendar for the Ogden Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.! _____ [William Christenberry, "Ghost Form," 1994, Mixed media with Hale County red clay] #seethesouth #williamchristenberry #ogden15 #celebratethesouth #artsdistrictneworleans #ogdencollection #nola

It’s a Christenberry kind of day here at #jacksonfineart. #williamchristenberry #fineart #photography

William Christenberry; Black Buildings (south view), Newbern, Alabama 1981 #williamchristenberry

William Christenberry. Look him up. #williamchristenberry #visualpoem

Trailers for William Christenberry #williamchristenberry #southernphotographs

Abandoned store for William Christenberry #southernphotographs #williamchristenberry

Abandoned store for William Christenberry #southernphotographs #williamchristenberry

Christenberry, William. 2013. Ausstellungskatalog Madrid und Granada #williamchristenberry #photobook #photobooks #kunstkiosk http://bit.ly/2vzT56n

Photo Nerd Pilgrimage Day 2: Demopolis and Greensboro. #halecounty #alabama #williamchristenberry @highmuseumofart

// William Christenberry House Near Akron . . . Six by Six: Set 3, Volume 1. With a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by William Christenberry #nazraelipress #williamchristenberry #housenearakron #sixbysix #photobook #japanisepaper #libreriamarini #pigneto #rome

when the library shelf suggests some interesting pairings for two-artist and group shows/thematic chapters. Landscape/environment/space/place in Christo and Christenberry. * * * Or: Christenberry, Christo, Church, Thomas Cole, and/or Constable... within in a larger group show. Or.. replace the Church, Cole, and Constable pieces in a permanent collection display-- with Christo, Christenberry, many others. * * Note: Judy Chicago books are to the left of this photo. I can't think of a thoughtful link between her and these other artists (at the moment). Maybe comparisons between Judy Chicago, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and artists not in the above list. Comparisons beteen ideas/ways of taking up space and re-presenting/re-sharing space. Or, ways of signifying, re-signifying space. (Too rambly, sorry). * * Unsure what is to the direct right. * * And nearby (to the right/next shelf maybe?) are two phenomenal Joseph Cornell books, including the catalogue for the Kynaston McShine exhibition of Cornell's work. * How about Joseph Cornell, William Christenberry, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude...work by all of them , within the same room/along the same wall? (Lame thoughts. Maybe just the first idea... maybe just the last idea.) * * Photographed 7.30.2018 Brookline Public Library. #judychicago #williamchristenberry #christenberry #christo #christoandjeanneclaude #frederickchurch #thomascole #constable #josephcornell #kynastonmcshine #notcuration #curation #guesstimativecuration #guesstimationcuration #accidentalsuggestions #halfcookedepiphanies #hypotheticalexhibitions #hypotheticalexhibitions1 #possibleexhibitions #possibleechibitions1 #brainstormswithoutgrants #lamethoughts #lamethoughtsshared #toomanydudes

Hale County Photo Nerd Pilgrimage Day 1: Sprott, Uniontown, Newbern. #walkerevans #williamchristenberry #halecounty #alabama @highmuseumofart

Red trailer with storm clouds for William Christenberry #southernphotographs #williamchristenberry

#williamchristenberry Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama, 1975.

Red clay bank for William Christenberry #southernphotographs #williamchristenberry