In Some Dark Holler
December 12, 2021 – February 13, 2022
︎ Online Viewing Room
︎ Essay by Harry Tafoya
︎ Press Release
Stellarhighway is pleased to present In Some Dark Holler, painter Mike Ousley’s first New York solo exhibition. The title is a nod to country music pioneer Dwight Yoakum’s song “I’d Rather Be In Some Dark Holler.” Born the son of a coal miner in Southeastern Kentucky, Ousley’s paintings are, at first glance, simple stories told in the folk tradition—tight vignettes of a memory, some odd anecdote or an old Appalachian tale. Upon further reflection, they represent a broader struggle of the Appalachian peoples to secure their collective identity via a rich heritage of storytelling.
Press: Raw Vision Weekly #252
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