Surreal Allegory

Surreal Allegory

Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985) was dubbed the father of American surrealism. Atlanta’s High Museum holds the largest collection of his work and presents the most comprehensive posthumous retrospective to date.

The Bat, 1940,

The images ruminate around romantic depictions of decaying architecture in New Orleans. Strange Light features signature photographs from between 1935 and 1965 with more than 80 prints.

The exhibition runs 11 May – 10 November. Find out more here.

Lead image: Clarence John Laughlin, (USA, 1905-1985), A Figment of Desire, 1941. Printed 1981, gelatin silver print. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchased with funds from Robert Yellowlees, 2015.42. © The Historic New Orleans Collection