Young Harris College Welcomes Southern Artist Larkin Ford

Thursday, September 7, 2017
General College
Fine Arts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, melledge@yhc.edu
 
 Young Harris College Welcomes Southern Artist Larkin Ford

YOUNG HARRIS, GA. — Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery (CGAG) is pleased to present “Any Vacant Lot” by Larkin Ford. The exhibit will open Thursday, Sept. 21, with an opening night reception at 6 p.m. and will be on display through Thursday, Oct. 26. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Ford spent his formative years in rural North Carolina which influences his art today. In his grotesque figurative depictions of rural Southern scenes, Ford confronts his problematic heritage through an absurdist lens— weaving personal experience into enigmatic narratives through drawings, paintings, and sculptures.  

After earning his bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Ford relocated to Atlanta to pursue his art career. His works have been included in “The Oxford American magazine’s New Superstars of Southern Art, selected for the Juror’s Prize at the 2016 New Kids exhibition at Eyedrum Art Gallery, awarded “Best in Show” by juror Radcliffe Bailey in a 2016 Georgia State University exhibition, and was on display in a solo exhibition at UNC Asheville in 2016.

The CGAG is located at 5149 College Street on the YHC campus. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact the CGAG at (706) 379-5114 or campusgate@yhc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Feeding the Cats" by Larkin Ford. 

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2017-2018 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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