Exposition Art Blog: Beverly Buchanan

Beverly Buchanan


 Beverly Buchanan (1940 –2015)was an African-American artist whose works include painting, sculpture, video, and land art. Buchanan is noted for her exploration of Southern vernacular architecture through her art
"Beverly Buchanan has received widespread acclaim for her studies of Southern vernacular architecture and folk art, which honor the history of Black ingenuity and resilience. In her best-known series of sculptural “shacks,” she created intimate assemblage works replicating small, makeshift dwellings she saw throughout the rural South. In 2016, the Brooklyn Museum organized a landmark posthumous exhibition of Buchanan’s work, “Beverly Buchanan —Ruins and Rituals.” Buchanan earned fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts during her lifetime, but her work has only received substantial mainstream attention since her death in 2015. She earned degrees in science and later studied under Norman Lewis at the Art Students League in New York before moving to Georgia, where she began creating public installations and sculptures to mark significant sites in the fight for racial equality."(artsy.net)



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