2018 Volumes Project Residency
We are excited by the prospect of working with Bentley Rare Book Museum, the first collection of its kind in metro Atlanta, to establish a Project Residency at AIR Serenbe. This Project Residency, titled Volumes, is part of a larger AIR Serenbe initiative that pairs contemporary artists of all disciplines with collections in the region. This dynamic partnership will invest in contemporary artists, writers, and performers to create new workinspired by the Bentley’s collection. In this new initiative, we will grant artists unparalleled access to rare books and manuscripts, while investing in new ways of interpreting the
collection and reaching new audiences.
In 2018, Atlanta-based photographer Sarah Hobbs will spend an extended amount of time diving into the archives and collections of the Bentley Rare Book Museum at Kennesaw State University.
Sarah Hobbs’s work is an ongoing exploration of the neurotic tendencies that exist in us all. She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and holds a BA in Art History and an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens. She lives and works in Atlanta. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Sir Elton John Collection, among others. Hobbs’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art as well as Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been included in several group shows across the country. Her first monograph, Small Problems in Living, was published in 2012. Sarah is the 2018 Volumes Project Residency artist with AIR Serenbe and Bentley Rare Book Museum. She also received the Walker Evans Focus Fellowship from AIR Serenbe in 2016.
Bentley Rare Book Museum
Housed within the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books at Kennesaw State University, the Bentley Rare Book Museum serves as a University and community resource on the history and significance of the written and printed word.
The Bentley Rare Book Museum preserves and makes available a diverse collection of manuscripts, rare books, and fine press materials used in teaching and research. Through the development of course curriculum and assignments, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and community outreach, the Museum engages diverse audiences and provides educational experiences.