Magazine


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