New Exhibition: RE-COR-DARE: SAUDA MITCHELL

April 16, 2021 to February 27, 2022

Jepson Center at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA

Re-Cor-Dare is a solo art exhibition of Society of Georgia Archivists member and artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b. 1981).

About the exhibition:

“Mitchell’s prints, paintings, and artist books serve as compelling visual responses to her sustained engagement with archival collection materials. In researching personal papers, photographs, artifacts, and curated digital collections, her work explores thematic topics of study relating to the Black experience. Utilizing QR codes, selected works link to digitized collection materials focusing on their ability as teaching tools recalling stories embedded within the African American collective memory.

The hyphenated title, Re-Cor-Dare, calls attention to the definition of the word “record” through its Latin roots―explicitly “Cor” (heart) and “Dare” (to give). Through five distinct but interconnecting series, Mitchell traces the legacies of slavery in the United States from the Middle Passage to present-day social injustices faced by Black Americans. Ultimately, her work exists as a catalyst for discussion, reflection, and a celebration of the human spirit.”

Learn more and see some of Sauda’s works by visiting: https://www.telfair.org/exhibitions/re-cor-dare-sauda-mitchell/