For her first solo exhibition at Poem 88, Lisa Tuttle presents a series of images that correct Confederate monuments toward an historical accuracy.
Tuttle says about the work:
It really began as a hypothetical proposal but the more I work on it, the more I think that it is completely feasible. “Mock” can also imply ridicule, and that is not my intention. A bit tongue-in-cheeky perhaps but increasingly a serious, alternative albeit subversive proposal. Historical observance of the defeat and surrender of the CSA (April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse and the dissolution of the CSA government on May 4, 1865 in Washington, Ga./Wilkes County. If “historical” significance prevents their removal, then perhaps we might observe a different, but accurate, historical significance!
As an artist, curator, arts administrator, educator and writer who has worked in Atlanta for more than 30 years, Tuttle creates conceptual, poetic, lens-based, interdisciplinary works and often mixes mediums.