Bayly Art Museum

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA



Still Time: Photographs by Sally Mann


Untitled, from the Series: Platinum Prints (1978-1980). gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 7 inches, © Sally Mann, courtesy of Edwyn Houk Gallery

On January 29, 1999 the Bayly Art Museum opened the special exhibition Still Time: Photographs by Sally Mann. On view through March 14, 1999, the exhibition presents a range of Mann's color and black-and-white photographic work produced over a twenty-five year period.

Dream sequences, landscapes, portraits of women and adolescents, near abstractions, and densely graceful psychodramas of her family demonstrate what Mann in one of her own poems has called "this terrible heart: creator of angels and demons."

A resident of Lexington, Virginia, Mann is considered by many to be one of the leading photographers today. "Photographing in the innocent/uninnocent Eden of her lush hometown, using a century-old 8 x 10 inch camera," says Stephen Margulies, curator of works on paper at the Museum, "Mann has created a tenderly aggressive romanticism, which combines old-fashioned magical emotion, mystery, and allegory with present-day reality and toughness." Stephen Margulies will conduct a gallery talk on Sunday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m.


rev. 9/20/10

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