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Portraits by Jerry Siegel and works from the moca ga permanent collection by the artists portrayed
11am - 5pm
MOCA GA is pleased to present 40 photographic portraits of Georgia Artists by Jerry Siegel. These portraits are part of an ongoing project he began 24 years ago. Siegel’s portraits are thoughtfully paired with works from the MOCA GA Permanent Collection that were created by the depicted artists. This dynamic combination allows for a more comprehensive understanding of these amazing Georgia Artists.
The Exhibition Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 27th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
About Jerry Siegel
Jerry Siegel was born and raised in Selma, AL. Influenced by photographers such as Diane Arbus, he also draws inspiration from painters. He began his education at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and continued at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he received an honors degree. Both a fine art and commercial artist, Siegel has been working as a photographer in Atlanta for more than twenty years. His portrait series, Southern Artists was exhibited in 2007 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA. Siegel’s work was also featured in two solo exhibitions in his home state: Black Belt Panoramas at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art and Black Belt Color at the Jule Collins Smith Museum in Auburn. In addition to these museums, Siegel’s work is in other public collections including MOCA GA and the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah. Private and corporate collections include Federal Home Loan Bank of America, King & Spalding, Morris, Manning & Martin and Boyd Collar Knight.
(Left) Jerry Siegel, Radcliffe Bailey, Atlanta, GA, 2006, archival ink jet print, 23″ x23″, gift of the Atlanta Photography Group through a grant from The Massey Charitable Trust, Part of Artists Photographing Artists.
(Right) Radcliffe Bailey, Untitled (Great Grandfather), 2000, acrylic, oil, stick, plexiglass, photos, beeswax, iron bands, baseball, 80″ x 80″ x 12.75″, gift of David S. Golden as part of the MOCA GA Founding Collection.