Recorded in: New Orleans, LA
Episode Length: 37:10
Air Date: March 12, 2018
Produced by: Jordan Weitzman
Edited by by: Cristal Duhaime
For the past little while, Atlanta based artist Erin Jane Nelson has been travelling to barrier islands, monuments and sites relating to climate change to make photographs. Her pictures, though, serve as her starting points to what become elements in her mixed media work. Its most recent incarnation is in both ceramic and tapestry, which is being shown at the Whitney this month in a group show called Between the Waters.
Aside from her own artistic practice, Nelson is a curatorial assistant at the High Museum in Atlanta in both the Photography and Folk art departments. She recently curated an exhibition called A Fire That No Water Could Put Out, a survey of civil rights photography from the museum's collection. She’s also the co-founder of an artist-run gallery called Species that she and her husband, artist Jason Benson, ran out of their studio in Atlanta.
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