Lillington, NC Harnett Co.
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.
Acrylic on foamcore
8 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 26.7 × 27.9 cm) (show scale)
William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund
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Beverly Buchanan (American, Fuquay-Varina, NC, born 1940, died 2015, Ann Arbor, MI). Lillington, NC Harnett Co., 2007. Acrylic on foamcore, 8 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 26.7 × 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund, 2017.32.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2017.32.2_front_PS9.jpg)
front, 2017.32.2_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2018
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