Current Exhibition

(left to right) Margaret Morrison, Fahamu Pecou, Melissa Huang

Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia/Picture This

April 21 – July 15, 2023
Opening Reception: April 21, 6-8pm

Picture This is a traveling exhibition program organized by the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia and the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Georgia. This exhibition was curated by Didi Dunphy, the program supervisor at the Lyndon House Arts Center.

Picture This represents the wealth of talented artists in Georgia exploring thematic narratives in painted works. These contemporary artists explore various messages and experiment with paint as a medium for storytelling, each in the artist’s own unique style. From scenes of daily life to beachside gatherings to apocalyptic surrealism to familiar domestic compositions or identity-saturated portraits, this selection of artists and body of works reflect the here and now of contemporary art in Georgia.

Artists whose works are included in Picture This are Bo Bartlett, Holly Coulis, Shanequa Gay, Cheryl Goldsleger, Melissa Huang, Margaret Morrison, Fahamu Pecou, Dianna Settles, Cedric Smith, Tori Tinsley, and Orion Wertz.

This program is supported in part by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thanks to our sponsors: Dr. & Mrs. William E. Barrick, Sidney Gay in memory of Pat Gay, Beauty Bar, Sandee Dudenhoeffer, Steve & Joann Griffin, Dr. Sue Duttera, Dick & Nancy Sheppard, Roger & Elizabeth Kurz, Nicole D. Smith, and East Georgia Women’s Center.