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Capturing Forgotten Landscapes

 
Go Triad article "Capturing Forgotten Landscapes" by Stephanie Burt

Go Triad article "Capturing Forgotten Landscapes" by Stephanie Burt

Check out the latest cover story in the News & Record’s Go Triad magazine about the upcoming Rackstraw Downes exhibition on view at the Weatherspoon on Saturday, May 28.

Visit our website for more information about this exhibition here.

Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings 1972-2008 is organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York.

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MacArthur Award Winner in Weatherspoon’s Permanent Collection

 
Elizabeth Turk

Artist Elizabeth Turk uses a variety of tools to mold 400-pound blocks of marble into beautiful sculptures. Courtesy of Lux Art Institute.

Those of you who closely follow the art circuit might have heard that contemporary artist Elizabeth Turk was recently awarded a MacArthur “genius” award: $500,000 over the course of five years.  This award is given each year by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to approximate 20 U.S. citizens “ working in any field who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” The fellowship is not rewarded based on past accomplishment, but rather as “an investment in a person’s originality, insight, and potential.”

The Weatherspoon Art Museum owns an early work by Turk which was most recently on view in Odd Bodies: Selections from the Permanent Collection, January 24-April 18, 2010.

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Weatherspoon Acquires New Work by Kara Walker

 

Kara Walker, "An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters", 2010, six etchings; edition 5/30, Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Thrilled to announce this—the Weatherspoon Art Museum will soon add to its collection a brand new series of six etchings by world-renowned artist Kara Walker! Walker is known for exploring race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic figures and narrative scenes. She uses the traditionally proper Victorian medium of the silhouette to produce disturbing images that explore the legacy of slavery in America. In An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters (2010), Walker mines imagery connected to the lives of female slaves transported across the Atlantic to the ante-bellum South.

Walker’s etchings will join other important works in the Weatherspoon’s collection that explore issues related to identity and civil rights. Her work will be presented in Fall 2011 in an exhibition organized by curator of collections Elaine Gustafson and UNCG associate professor of art history George Dimock titled, Race and Representation: The African American Presence in American Art.

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News Flash: Allora & Calzadilla to Represent United States at 54th Venice Art Biennale

 
A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear

Allora & Calzadilla, "A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear", 2008, Still from Super 16mm film transferred to HD video. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York.

You might have heard the news that the artistic duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will represent the United States at the 2011 Venice Biennale. But what you might not have known is that they will also be presenting a show right here at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Originally hailing from Philadelphia and Havana, Cuba, respectively, this innovative couple/artistic duo are based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and have been collaborating since 1995. We are excited to present a video installation by Allora & Calzadilla here at the Weatherspoon next summer, June 18 to September 17, 2011.

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Cover story in this week’s Go Triad

 

New cover story in “Go Triad” this week by Dawn Decwikiel-Kane, “Private FBI Files Turned Into Art”, August 26, 2010.

The exhibition Arnold Mesches: The FBI Files is on view until September 5, 2010 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

View other works by this artist on his website.

Arnold Mesches Article Go Triad
Private FBI Files Turned into Art, Dawn Decwikiel-Kane

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