Voyage Sails No. 1-3

Re-Cor-Dare: Sauda Mitchell

Re-Cor-Dare is part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative,

a dedicated platform to showcase the work of Savannah artists. This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Erin Dunn, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Re-Cor-Dare is a solo #art912 exhibition of Savannah-based artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b.  1981). 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 themes related to the  Black experience. Utilizing QR codes (shorthand for “quick response”), selected works link to  digitized collection materials. These resources recall narratives embedded within the African  American collective memory.  

The hyphenated title, Re-Cor-Dare, highlights 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.  -Jepson Museum

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