Best Curatorial Concept

"Her Hara III," Anne Siems

As an artist, Amelia Briggs finds playful ways to evoke childhood curiosity in her sculptural works. It’s no wonder that when she found the book Famous Fables at a thrift shop, she decided to use it as creative fodder. Taking the text as inspiration, she curated Fable at David Lusk Gallery, where she acts as gallery director. Briggs invited Ashley Doggett, Rob Matthews, Huger Foote, New Hat Projects, Mellow Mountain Coalition, Anne Siems, Leslie Holt, Emily Weiner and Terry Lynn to interpret the moralizing tales. True to the stories, animals dominated the imagery, and the art had a serious, lasting impact. SARA LEE BURD

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