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E D U C ATO R G U I D E This Educator Guide was designed for use in conjunction with field trips to the Deep

RIver exhibition, or for use as a stand�alone classroom resource. The materials included here contain curriculum connections aligned with Common Core and Georgia Performance Standards for 4th and 5th grade Visual Arts, Language Arts, and Social Studies, but are adaptable for use at other grade levels.

Deep River, Whitfield Lovell, 2013. 56 wood discs, found objects, soil, video projections and sound. Hunter Museum of Art.

Whitfield Lovell is an artist known for incisive and thought-provoking artwork that deals with African American histories, both personal and on a larger scale. Deep River was a project inspired by the artistâ€&#x;s research on Camp Contraband, a safe haven for fleeing slaves. The multi-sensory installation brings up ideas of slavery, freedom, and passage, incorporating both artifacts and anonymous drawn portraits of African Americans during the Civil War. He uses portraits (made from found photographs) in works throughout the exhibition. In his tableaux and Kin series, these drawings, on reclaimed wooden discs or boards, are paired with found objects with some historical significance. How the object and drawing relate to one another is up for interpretation. In combining and re-appropriating these artifacts and photographs Lovell puts them in a new context that allows us to consider how we form ideas about identity, both personal and collective.

Deep River Educator Guide  
Deep River Educator Guide  

Whitfield Lovell is an artist known for incisive and thought-provoking artwork that deals with African American histories, both personal and...

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