Stacy Lynn Waddell: The Evidence of Things Unseen

  • Jan 22, 2011 – Apr 17, 2011
  • The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery
Stacy Lynn Waddell, "Untitled (Bye Bye)", 2009, burned, branded, singed
and collaged canvas and muslin with string and lace, 84 x 120 in.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chris Ciccone.

The Evidence of Things Unseen showcases recent work by North Carolina artist Stacy Lynn Waddell in her first solo museum exhibition. Integrating real and imagined events, Waddell’s work explores a fascinating terrain that combines drawing, collage, sculpture, and installation. The exhibition continues Waddell’s investigations of the inner conflict experienced in negotiating African American cultural history and heritage with personal identity, and it considers the ways individual consciousness is formed through generations.

Stacy Lynn Waddell (b. 1966, Washington, DC) received her MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. Her work has been exhibited nationally, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem; Branch Gallery, Durham; and Project Row Houses, Houston. Waddell’s work was included in the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper 2008 exhibition and she was named a finalist for The Factor Prize for Southern Art in 2008. She is Visiting Faculty in the Department of Art at Guilford College for 2010-11.

The exhibition is co-curated by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum and Pamela Wall, Curator of Exhibitions, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston. The exhibition brochure is made possible through the support of Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass and the Jane Smith Turner Foundation. Special thanks to Carol Cole and Seymour Levin. An artist’s residency and educational programs are made possible through a grant from the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.

Related programs:

Noon @ the Spoon • Tue Feb 8 @ 12pm

Artist Lecture • Thu Feb 10 @ 5:30pm

Teacher Workshop • Sat Feb 12 @ 10am


Visit our Event Photo page to view images of Stacy's work with the students of Bessemer Elementary School (February 18-25, 2011)

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