Beverly Buchanan, ‘Low Country House’, date unknown, Sculpture, Wood, Brooklyn Museum
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Beverly Buchanan

Low Country House, date unknown

Wood
17 3/4 × 16 3/4 × 13 1/4 in
45.1 × 42.5 × 33.7 cm
Location
Brooklyn
Medium
Image rights
© Estate of Beverly Buchanan, courtesy of Jane Bridges (Photo: Adam Reich, courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York)
Beverly Buchanan
American, 1940–2015
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Though she was born in North Carolina, Buchanan grew up in South Carolina and earned several university degrees in the sciences before beginning her professional career in New York as a health-care educator. However, in 1971 - about two years after that - she enrolled at the Art Students’ League in Manhattan, where she studied with Norman Lewis (1909-1979), the black, American, abstract-expressionist painter. From that time on, Buchanan devoted her time to making art.

Her 2014 show exhibiting shotgun shack sculptures at AEG, “And You May Find Yourself…” was widely acclaimed and reviewed by several publications including Art in America, Art Forum and the Brooklyn Rail. Chloe Wilcox (Brooklyn Rail) wrote an article focusing on the artist:

“…Buchanan’s small-scale sculptures emit a strong affective power, the pathos of a recently extinguished vitality. It is as though the activities of a whole cadre of people—milling about, building, calling out to one another, laughing, playing catch—have suddenly ceased. This push and pull between life and death, presence and absence, gives these structures their peculiar potency.”

The winner of numerous honors during her long career, including, among others, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and an Anonymous Was A Woman award, Buchanan became best known for her art’s exploration of the vernacular architecture of the American South. She has written: “Remembering the look and feel of structures has been a strong focus in my drawings and sculptures. My vision and interest shifted to the reality of current places and their surrounding landscape. The house and its yard and the road behind and across.”

Buchanan’s art has been exhibited widely at galleries and museums in the United States, including, notably, "Ruins and Rituals, 1976-2013," a 2017 solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

Beverly Buchanan, ‘Low Country House’, date unknown, Sculpture, Wood, Brooklyn Museum
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Medium
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© Estate of Beverly Buchanan, courtesy of Jane Bridges (Photo: Adam Reich, courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York)
Beverly Buchanan
American, 1940–2015
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Though she was born in North Carolina, Buchanan grew up in South Carolina and earned several university degrees in the sciences before beginning her professional career in New York as a health-care educator. However, in 1971 - about two years after that - she enrolled at the Art Students’ League in Manhattan, where she studied with Norman Lewis (1909-1979), the black, American, abstract-expressionist painter. From that time on, Buchanan devoted her time to making art.

Her 2014 show exhibiting shotgun shack sculptures at AEG, “And You May Find Yourself…” was widely acclaimed and reviewed by several publications including Art in America, Art Forum and the Brooklyn Rail. Chloe Wilcox (Brooklyn Rail) wrote an article focusing on the artist:

“…Buchanan’s small-scale sculptures emit a strong affective power, the pathos of a recently extinguished vitality. It is as though the activities of a whole cadre of people—milling about, building, calling out to one another, laughing, playing catch—have suddenly ceased. This push and pull between life and death, presence and absence, gives these structures their peculiar potency.”

The winner of numerous honors during her long career, including, among others, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and an Anonymous Was A Woman award, Buchanan became best known for her art’s exploration of the vernacular architecture of the American South. She has written: “Remembering the look and feel of structures has been a strong focus in my drawings and sculptures. My vision and interest shifted to the reality of current places and their surrounding landscape. The house and its yard and the road behind and across.”

Buchanan’s art has been exhibited widely at galleries and museums in the United States, including, notably, "Ruins and Rituals, 1976-2013," a 2017 solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

Beverly Buchanan

Low Country House, date unknown

Wood
17 3/4 × 16 3/4 × 13 1/4 in
45.1 × 42.5 × 33.7 cm
Location
Brooklyn
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