Jackson Fine Art is thrilled to announce Blue Alabama, the debut of a much-anticipated new body of work from photographer Andrew Moore. Moore began work on a series set in the south in 2010, initially travelling to Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi before shifting his focus to Alabama, in particular the Black Belt, a rich and complex region Moore calls "the most prominent social and cultural feature of Lower Alabama." The 14 photographs comprising this forthcoming exhibition evince Moore's signature style - large format prints captured by and 8x10 view camera and shot on film. Their scale and clarity enable the viewer to step into the Blue Alabama storybook unguarded and freely crossing thresholds of humanity equal in scope and richness.
Also on view will be a selection of Langdon Clay's Cars, a dramatic parade of parked cars parked in New York City and captured by Clay from 1974 - 1976. Utilizing only natural lighting, Clay magically embues his subjects with the drama of a movie set - or, as Luc Sante notes in his foreword to the Steidl monograph, mug shots. Clay's proud Pintos, LeSabres, and Gremlins attest to a moment frozen in time, while Blue Alabama suggests that perceived notions of place and past may be shifting more rapidly than we think.
The opening reception will be held on the evening of Friday, April 13th, with an accompanying audio installation from multi-media artist Kelly Loudenberg. the result of a collaboration between Moore, Loudenberg, and the subjects and supporters of the Blue Alabama work. On the morning of Saturday, April 14th, we'll host a public "meet the artist" and informal artist talk with Andrew Moore, complete with regional delicacies - biscuits and Bloody Marys.