“Uzzle Buzz” is a series of blog posts, written by various authors, that respond to or comment on some aspect of our exhibition All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle.
Molly Boarati is Assistant Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Driving to Wilson, North Carolina is a little like driving home. As the curator of Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes at the Nasher Museum of Art, I went to visit Burk in his Wilson studio a few times to prepare for the exhibition. Heading east from Durham on route 264 reminded me of the trip to Lancaster County, Virginia, where I grew up, with fields of flowers, rural oddities, like the Country Doctor Museum, and the sleepy towns in between. It seemed appropriate that, in planning a show of Burk’s photographs of southern landscapes, I would have to experience the land along the way, visit parts of the South I had never seen before, and consider them in relation to other regional areas I’d traveled often. Continue reading