Issue 76, Spring 2012

Issue 76, Spring 2012

The Visual South Issue

“It bugs me when Southerners walk around smugly quoting that old Flannery O’Connor chestnut about how Southerners write about freaks ‘because we are still able to recognize one.’ [T]he Southerners who love to quote it most are the genteel, the urbane, the good parents, the college professors, forward thinkers and do-gooders of all stripes. . . ; in other words, the exact freaks that Flannery O’Connor had in mind.” Jack Pendarvis, “The Bonfire of the Visuals”

Featuring the “new superstars of Southern art,” including Monica Zeringue, Shaun Richards, Lorie Corbus, Nikita Gale, Lina Tharsing, Karen Ann Myers, Joshua Dudley Greer, Justin Forbes, Kelli Vance, Zoë Charlton, and many more.


Columns & Departments 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

I Don’t Hate It!
THE BONFIRE OF THE VISUALS
by Jack Pendarvis

Local Fare
NEIGHBORLY COUTURE
by John T. Edge

Dealer’s Choice
A FORGOTTEN ONE
by Hal Crowther

Ode
MAN OR BEAST?
by Theresa Starkey

Profile
LANDSCAPE WITH ARTIFACT
by J.C. Gabel

Photography
THE SWEET AND LOW-DOWN PHOTOGRAPHY OF JIM HIGGINS
by Lisa Howorth

Books
THE MYSTERY OF ARRIVAL
by Allen Gurganus

Books
BELLE DE JOUR
by Natalie Elliott

Books
FLORID WORLDS
by Diane Roberts

Books
TEN GREAT NOVELS ABOUT JESUS
by Kevin Brockmeier


Features

NEW MISSIONS
by J. Malcolm Garcia / Photographs by Reynaldo Leal
After the Iraq War, a photographer catches up with his buddies.

ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS

William Eggleston
by Maude Schuyler Clay & Langdon Clay

Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier
by Jerry Siegel

Daniel Johnston
by Aubrey Edwards

George Dureau
by Shannon Brinkman


100 under 100

THE NEW SUPERSTARS OF SOUTHERN ART
as selected by their peers


 Cover: Redd the dog in Baptist Town, Mississippi (2010) by Matt Eich.