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“The Occupation series began as small watercolors of people and what they do,” says Kennesaw State University professor and Atlanta-based artist Donald Robson. “It began as a way of categorization or typing people by their work. As this series grew, other concepts came into play. Individuality within the mass, elevation of the mundane, isolation, are some other ways of looking at it.”

The new series will be part of the upcoming Zuckerman Museum exhibition Class Pictures curated by Teresa Bramlette Reeves. The show, which opens August 25, places figurative works from the Zuckerman Museum’s permanent collection alongside the work of contemporary artists including Robson, Melissa Basham, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Aubrey Longley-Cook and Yanique Norman.

(Images courtesy Donald Robson/Zuckerman Museum of Art/Kennesaw State University)

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