Telfair Museum's Jepson Center, Savannah Georgia
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.
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.
Re-Core-Dare: Sauda Mitchell was curated by Erin Dunn, Jepson Museum Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Loveland Arts and Culture
Loveland Museum presents, Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints and Sauda Mitchell in the main gallery at the Loveland Museum through December 31, 2021. This exhibition features 31 graphic works by Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) done between 1983-1007. Included are his Hiroshima Series, the Genesis Series, 10 prints from Toussaint L'Ouveture Series, and 5 other of Lawrence's most significant prints.
Along with Lawrence’s prints, two art pieces by Sauda Mitchell sit in the Main Gallery.
"I came across her because she talks about her specific connection to Jacob Lawrence and how she looks to him for her inspiration,” Corey said.
Mitchell hails from Savannah, GA and creates prints, painting and artistic books that illustrate her passion for researching archival collection materials.
Mitchell’s art centers around her studies and research of the Black experience and the artist includes QR codes on her artworks so viewers can further explore the materials the artist pulls her inspirations from.
Her work “exists as a catalyst for discussion, reflection, and a celebration of the human spirit,” the Loveland Museum wrote in its brochure about the exhibit.
She is a great contemporary component to Jacob Lawrence”.
-Maureen Corey, Curator of Art, Loveland Museum
Greely Tribune. Nov. 11. 2021