Antone Dolezal & Lara Shipley: Devil’s Promenade (Overlapse, 2021)

Antone Dolezal is a visual artist and author whose body of work surveys the cultural and political dynamics of American folklore and mythology. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in notable public collections. Antone’s photographs have been published with Candor Arts, Conveyor Editions, Fuego Books, GEO, National Public Radio, Oxford American, Smithsonian Magazine, Dear Dave, and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Daylight Photo Award Juror’s Pick, MoCP Snider Prize, OVAC Visual Arts Grant and Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts Fellowship.

Lara Shipley is an Assistant Professor of photography at Michigan State University. As a photographer and bookmaker, she primarily makes work about rural culture, identity, mythology, storytelling and photography’s relationship to evidence. She has had major exhibitions in galleries across the United States, as well as part of the recent biennial at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and GuatePhoto International Photography Festival in Guatemala. She received a Masters of Fine Arts in photography from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Photojournalism from the University of Missouri.

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Devil’s Promenade is a project about our home region that blends folklore and local history with present day photographs of Ozark people, the land, and interpretive images based on the living mythology of the Light. These photographs are combined with oral accounts, short fiction, and found photographs from the region’s past in the three-part book series Spook Light Chronicles.

Our aim is not to provide documentation or an explanation of the phenomenon, but to suggest a narrative that, in the spirit of the light, is part fixed in this unique region and part afloat in a mysterious, otherworldly realm.

Antone Dolezal & Lara Shipley

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Hobo March Tangerine Dream (Virgin, 1977)

Publisher: Overlapse