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Lillington, NC Harnett Co.

Beverly Buchanan

Contemporary Art

Over a forty-year career, Beverly Buchanan explored the relationship between personal, historical, and geographical memory. Buchanan’s series of small-scale shack sculptures are ruminations on the aesthetics of southern vernacular architecture. Monuments to impermanence, Buchanan’s shacks memorialize quarters for enslaved people, tenant farmer dwellings, and churches, which often fell into ruin while plantation houses were preserved as historical sites.
MEDIUM Acrylic on foamcore
DATES 2007
DIMENSIONS 8 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 26.7 × 27.9 cm)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund
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