This Side of Main Street
Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art
"There is a dream of a golden age of wholesomeness, prosperity, and peace portrayed in the paintings of pre-WWII illustrators like Norman Rockwell and Jessie Wilcox Smith. These turn-of-the-century artists created the world of Americana and provided the imagery that would become a worshipped mythology for future generations. This Side of Main Street explores this highly idealized era through painting and sculpture, while attempting to expose the realities of life, and understand Americans' obsession with the past and our penchant for selective memory."
Produced for the Diamond Research Scholars Program.