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Color by Shelby Lee Adams
Show Dates
: October 1 – December 31, 2017
Events: Opening Reception:

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Our show for the Biennial is from Kentucky native and gallery favorite, Shelby Lee Adams. This show will feature new works, including rare color photographs, that highlight the rural region so prominent in his work.

Shelby was born in 1950 in Hazard, Kentucky.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1974, his Masters Degree from the University of Iowa in 1975, and his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Massachusetts College of Arts in 1989.  Since 1970, his primary subject matter has been the people of Eastern Kentucky.  Shelby Lee Adams’ work is held in the collection of over 40 museums throughout the world, and he has had over 60 solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad since 1980. His work has been published in the monographs: Appalachian Portraits (1993), Appalachian Legacy (1998), Appalachian Lives (2003) and Salt and Truth (2011). In 2002 Adams was also the subject of a documentary film by Jennifer Baichwal “The True Meaning of Pictures” that was shown at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.


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