Issue 51, Fall 2005

Issue 51, Fall 2005

Southern Art & Architecture

“One thing that has not changed…is a cordial contempt for the Southern provinces that prevails among the mandarins of the art establishment. To no small percentage of these urban sophisticates, a Southern art collection is a velvet Elvis, a NASCAR poster, and a concrete yard gnome.” — Hal Crowther, “The Outsider”

Essays by Erik Reece, William Gay, Roy Reed, and Patty Friedman. Interview with master architect E. Fay Jones. Tessa DeCarlo explores Thornton Dial.

Presenting art by Carroll Cloar, John A. Mooney, Charles Willson Peale, and many, many more.


Columns & Departments

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

Gone Off Up North
POST-STYROFOAMISM
by Roy Blount, Jr.

Local Fare
EATING SPACE
by John T. Edge

The Future
MISSING NEW ORLEANS
by J. Richard Gruber

OA Gallery
A bull, Nehi, partly cloudy days.

Miniatures
THE INTIMATE ART
by John Biguenet

Meditations
POWER FOR THE PEOPLE
by Tom Vanderbilt

OA Gallery
Pollock, a missing shoe, the nuclear age.

After the Storm
DYING ORDER
by Patty Friedmann.

After the Storm
WAITING FOR CONDI
by Adam Shemper

OA Gallery
Superpowers, gingham, Hurricane Bob.

Writers as Artists
CALVES HOWLING AT THE MOON
by William Gay

OA Writers’ Gallery
Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Zelda Fitzgerald, Donald Justice, and Stan Rice.
arranged by Catherine Gilbert

In South Carolina
OUT OF THIS WORLD
by Julie Ardery

OA Gallery
Fire, more fire, the woods, a diner.

Photography
FRIEND OF THE UNDERCLASS?
by Erik Reece

OA Gallery
Boxcars, hot sauce, the sidelong glance.

Southern Reader
SOFT AND TENDER CREATURES
by J.B. Slogan

Dealer's Choice
THE OUTSIDER
by Hal Crowther

Southern Scenes
MONROE, LOUISIANA
by David Anderson

Poetry
BLACK VELVET JESUS OVER LE CORBUSIER LEATHER CHAISE
by Beth Ann Fennelly


Features

THE WITNESS OF HUMMINGBIRDS
A fictional autobiography of Arkansas painter Carroll Cloar.
by Donald Harington

REQUIEM
a poem by Yusef Komunyakaa

STRESSING THE LIGHT
A rare interview with master architect E. Fay Jones.
by Roy Reed

OF ART AND THE MAN
Now that Thornton Dial has moved from outside the art establishment to the inside, what kind of artist is he?
by Tessa DeCarlo


Cover: “Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis School House” (1966) by Carroll Cloar