Published on August 7th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson0
Oxford Treehouse Gallery Hosts Mythosssippi: Homecoming
Oxford Treehouse Gallery will host a one night event showcasing sculptural works by Ross Turner. A Mississippi native and Ole Miss alumnus, Turner has just completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas A&M—Corpus Christi. The Mythossippi: Homecoming will have its Mississippi debut on Saturday, August 12 from 5 to 8 PM at the Oxford Treehouse Gallery.
Mythossippi: Homecoming, is largely inspired by the rich tradition of folklore in the American South, where narration still holds strong social significance and is implemented to convey values, bring people together, and imbue life with art. Qualities of Old World folktales, such as the hero’s journey, enchanted objects, and terrifying creatures are still utilized in storytelling throughout. Paying homage to this age-old tradition, Turner invites the viewer to explore Mythossippi—a fictional locale fabricated from a light-hearted critique of the contemporary American South using traditional folklore and personal narratives to weave a humorous tall tale.
Oxford Treehouse Gallery is proud to have the opportunity to display Turner’s work on his home turf. A goal of the Gallery is to share the space with other artists and to provide the public with a fine art experience in an unconventional gallery setting in beautiful Lafayette County, Mississippi.