Gallery Talk: Saundra Westervelt, The Omega Suites

Mar 2, 6pm - 7pm

Gallery Talk: Saundra Westervelt, The Omega Suites photo

Join Dr. Saundra Westervelt, Associate Professor of Sociology, UNCG, for a talk about Lucinda Devlin’s most celebrated body of work, The Omega Suites. Westervelt works with wrongly convicted individuals from around the country. She will connect Devlin's powerful photographs to the stories of those who have confronted the real possibility of their own executions for crimes they did not commit.

Lucinda Devlin's photographs serve as social commentaries on timely and socially relevant issues such as personal rights, the death penalty, and agribusiness. An internationally recognized American photographer who now lives in Greensboro, Devlin began her career in the 1970s during the genesis of color photography in America. At the time, she took up not only color photography, but also the artistic approach that she continues to this day, one that emphasizes an objective or neutral point of view. Devlin also discovered her preferred subject matter: psychologically charged spaces absent of any human figures yet nonetheless signaling contemporary public and private life.

Image: Lucinda Devlin, Electric Chair, Holman Unit, Atmore, AL (detail), 1991, from the series The Omega Suites, 40 x 40 in. All images are inkjet prints, courtesy of the artist.

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