Who's Afraid of Memphis?
 
selected works made in Memphis, Tennessee
1977-1981 
selected paintings
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1978 latex paint on cardboard

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1978 latex paint on cardboard

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1978 silver auto paint with plexiglass on cardboard

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1978 auto paint on crushed car windshield fragment

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1979 latex paint auto paint, duct tape, plastic, metal on cardboard

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1979 latex paint, auto paint, plastic, styrofoam, fluorescent light fixture on cardboard

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1978 latex paint, auto paint, plastic, foam on canvas

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1979 latex paint, auto paint, grass sealed in plastic, fluorescent light fixture on canvas

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1980 latex paint, grass sealed in plastic, neon on canvas

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1980 latex paint, auto paint, metal on canvas and plywood (two panels)

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1980 latex paint, auto paint, car muffler on canvas

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selected plein air
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1979 oil on canvas (two canvases) mounted on wood crated, auto paint

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1979 oil on canvas mounted on wood pallet, auto paint, light fixtures

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1979 oil on canvas shown with subject matter on site

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1979 oil on canvas shown with subject matter on site

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selected drawings
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1978 charcoal, auto paint, metal can, grass on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Who's Afraid of Memphis?
Who's Afraid of Memphis?

1978 graphite, colored pencil, paint, mud, grass in plastic bag, tape, car parts on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Who's Afraid of Memphis?

1979 auto paint, spray paint, wire, car parts, electrical parts, car lot flag fragment on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Who's Afraid of Memphis?

1980 graphite, spray paint, wire, car parts, electrical parts, road debris, metal, mirror on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Who's Afraid of Memphis?

1980 graphite, spray paint, house paint, auto paint, car parts, light fixture, electrical fixtures, road debris, metal, glass, collage on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Who's Afraid of Memphis?

1980 graphite, spray paint, wire, car parts, road debris, metal, wood on paper 22 x 30 in.

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"Who's Afraid of Memphis?"
"Who's Afraid of Memphis?"

1980 graphite, charcoal, auto paint, collage (astro turf, wire, nails, grass) on stretched paper 22 x 30 inches collection of William Dunlap

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1980 light on paper 22 x 30 in.

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selected sculpture
Homage to the Circle
Homage to the Circle

1979 found hubcap, found neon from abandoned sign 15.5 in. diameter x 3.5 in.

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Homage to the Circle
Homage to the Circle

1979 found hubcap, found neon from abandoned sign 15.5 in. diameter x 3.5 in.

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1979 found metal, found neon from abandoned sign

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Psalm 89:36
Psalm 89:36

1980 found metal chair frame, found neon from abandoned sign, found linoleum floor fragment

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Dixie
Dixie

1980 found metal, found wood, car parts, auto paint, spray paint, neon from abandoned sign, burlap, astroturf, plastic, string, grass, car lot flags

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Who's Afraid of Memphis (Tabernacle)
Who's Afraid of Memphis (Tabernacle)

1980 found metal, found wood, car parts, auto paint, neon from abandoned sign, plastic, car lot flags, chain link fence fragment, hood ornament

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The Abolition of Enlightenment, performance and video
The Abolition of Enlightenment
The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 performance with fluorescent lights sound by Hunter Fleming

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 performance with fluorescent lights sound by Hunter Fleming

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 performance with fluorescent lights sound by Hunter Fleming

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 performance with fluorescent lights sound by Hunter Fleming

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 performance with fluorescent lights sound by Hunter Fleming

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 performance with fluorescent lights sound by Hunter Fleming (pictured: Hunter Fleming)

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 video of performance video by Ken Gray

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 video of performance video by Ken Gray

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The Abolition of Enlightenment

1980 video of performance video by Ken Gray

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selected photographs, Memphis, 1978-1980

Beale Street 1978

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Front Street 1978

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Beale Street 1978

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Beale Street 1978

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Shineland

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pawn shop

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King Cotton Hotel

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Beale Street 1978

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preacher on Beale Street

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Mississippi church

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cotton field, Mississippi

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church sign, converted movie theater

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sign, abandoned used car lot

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department store

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Beale Street

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Beale Street

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sign, closed hamburger stand

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ice cream stand

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selected video
The Abolition of Enlightenment
Hawkins Bolden
Joe Light