John Barnes: Southern Witness
June 11, 2019 - September 7, 2019
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Address: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: (228) 374-5547
Price: $10 general admission; discounts available
The works collected in John Barnes' Southern Witness are painted wooden assemblages inspired by the historic cycle of race-positioning in relation to power and servitude in the contemporary South. The works use a variety of surfaces from lush, colorfully painted surfaces to heavily-grained bare plywood. John Barnes received his MFA in Sculpture from The Memphis College of Art in 1999. He now works out of New Orleans and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center.