This exhibition is comprised of paintings by five artists who reside in a five state Southeastern region; Tennessee and four neighboring states. These artists have spent their adult lives here. Herb Creecy, Herb Jackson, and Whitney Leland are natives, Richard Kevorkian has lived in this region 25 years and Tom Dimond 17 years. Only within their lifetimes has the Southeastern region gradually accepted abstraction in art.
Yates, Sam, "Southern Abstraction: Five Painters (Exhibition Catalogue)" (1983). Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture.