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By Charlotte Hendrix
Auburn University

The first in an emerging series, “Radical Naturalism – Tommy Coleman: A New Nature and my Problem With the Vessel,” is on view at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art through Sunday, July 26.

The inaugural exhibition features new drawings and sculptures by Coleman and a sculptural configuration of 16 Audubon prints. The Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection of Auburn includes 120 prints from “The Double Elephant Folio” publication “Birds of America” ​​and the three-volume set of “Vivaporous Quadrupeds of North America”.

Through “radical naturalism,” the museum invites contemporary artists inspired by the natural world to seek out the university’s Audubon collection and others across campus to engage, question, and critique John’s evolving legacy. James Audubon. The 19th century artist dedicated his life to hunting and trapping North American specimens, documenting the species of birds, insects and plants he encountered.

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