Neill-Cochran House Museum presents "Land As Persona: An Artist's Journey" opening reception
The Neill-Cochran House Museum will host a powerful, personal multi-media art exhibition by Austin artist, Nell Gottlieb, titled "Land as Persona: An Artist's Journey."
The exhibition focuses on Wallace House in Harpersville, Alabama, once a plantation and Gottlieb’s ancestral home, and today owned and programmed by Klein Arts & Culture. Gottlieb works in multiple media to reexamine her coming of age, white and female in the Jim Crow South.
Her ongoing project, "Nostos Algos," considers the pain of returning to the South after a long absence, while confronting the racist mythologies and complicated legacies of the region. Gottlieb recently completed the Block Program of the Glassell School of Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and she has studied with many artists and craft practitioners in the U.S. and in Europe. She is professor emeritus of public health education at The University of Texas at Austin, where she taught from 1980-2011. A native of Alabama, she moved to Texas in 1980.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until May 15.