599 Rubel Ave, Louisville, KY
May 4 to July 4, 2011
University of the Arts, Philadelphia
July 8-28, 2011
Curated by Maiza Hixson
An exhibition devoted to rural themes in contemporary art, Young Country specifically examines how artists are re-defining ideas of “country” in America. Addressing how geographic regions shape identity, Young Country features artists who employ rural images and ideas such as horseracing, honkytonks, and homesteading. The exhibition probes our assumptions of taste, class and sophistication, and presents an alternative to common, Hollywood, and cliched portrayals of rural culture.