June 11 - September 27, 2009
Main Library Art Gallery
Artist DeLoss McGraw has been inspired by many authors to create artwork exploring themes from their writing. For this series, celebrating the centennial of the birth of James Agee, he focused on Agee's evocative essay "Knoxville: The Summer of 1915" and two additional poems. His imagery of childhood and nature reflect the beauty of this season.
"The gentle sway of Agee's verse, '...talk is quiet, of nothing in particular, of nothing at all in particular, of nothing at all.' I attempt with my painting's format and design to bring the swinging, rocking cadence parallel to the rhythm of the poem and float these images of comfort like swinging, in a front porch bench swing, that I too remember from my childhood." - DeLoss McGraw
View Selected Works from the Exhibit