CLOSING SOON “Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial” and “Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter"

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”
November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

As heard on Red River Radio: "History Matters: O. Winston Link's photographs documented steam locomotion and Louisiana life" by Gary Joiner, Ph.D., Jan. 20.

As seen in The Shreveport Times: "Our History: Final week of historic photo show" by John Andrew, Jan. 25.

O. Winston Link, "Girl Eating Honeycomb, Donaldsonville, LA," 1937. Copyright W. Conway Link.

O. Winston Link, "Girl Eating Honeycomb, Donaldsonville, LA," 1937. Copyright W. Conway Link.

This retrospective celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. It is curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, W. Conway Link, retired LSUS math professor, current LaSIP Site Coordinator at Centenary College and owner of Gallery 1877 on Milam Street.

Shortly after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, O. Winston Link landed a job with Carl Byoir and Associates, a Manhattan-based public relations firm. Link was sent to Louisiana, a client of Byoir, in July 1937 to document commerce, industry, and life in post-Huey P. Long Louisiana. Link captured on 4"x 5" negatives a wide variety of subjects, including rice harvesting, alligator hunting, the blessing of shrimp boats, parties for Governor Richard W. Leche, New Orleans life, bee insemination, the petroleum industry, the Cotton Exchange, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. A selection from his best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited, as well as personal and commercial black and white images. Link’s gelatin silver prints are collected by the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others. This exhibit is sponsored by Louisiana Link LLC, 206 Milam St. LLC, and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society. Other images can be seen at the Milam Street gallery. See louisianalink.net.

 

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”
November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

As heard on Red River Radio: "Red River Radio Spotlight: Poet of the Ordinary - Photographs by Keith Carter" by Bill Beckett, with Dr. David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, and photographer Stan Carpenter, Jan. 15.

Keith Carter, "Boy with Bee".

Keith Carter, "Boy with Bee".

Keith Carter is internationally known for creating lyrical, magical representations of the people and cultures of East Texas and the South. The recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Carter has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries, and is collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Carter will meet with classes, conduct public workshops, and give gallery talks while in residence. The Exhibition was organized by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. See keithcarterphotographs.com and Carter Images.


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The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
2911 Centenary Boulevard
 Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
318.869.5040 

Regular museum hours:
Open Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.;
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
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