SOUTHERN GOTHIC

A series of works exploring my childhood home and roots in Appalachian eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio and my adulthood traveling and working in the southern US. And although it's meant to be pan-Southern in scope, it will invariably focus on the two locations I have resided in the most; my beloved hills and hollars in Appalachia and the swamps and prairies of my adopted home in south Louisiana. While technically a new body of work, in reality this is an extension of several previous bodies of work, and an elaboration of themes and subjects that I have explored since early in my career. Influences include my delving into the art and literature of the area I grew up in, including Clarence Holbrook Carter, Jesse Stuart, and Donald Ray Pollock.

All images © Herb Roe and may be reproduced only with written permission from the artist.

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