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February Issue 2011

Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, Offers Works by Judy Pfaff & Stacy Lynn Waddell

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, is presenting the exhibits: Judy Pfaff: Falk Visiting Artist, on view in the The Louise D. and Herbert S. Falk, Sr. Gallery through Apr. 17, 2011, and Stacy Lynn Waddell: The Evidence of Things Unseen, on view in the The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery through Apr. 17, 2011.

Internationally renowned artist Judy Pfaff is one of the pioneers of installation art. She combines aspects of sculpture, painting, and architecture to form dynamic works that transcend aesth-etic boundaries. Her recent paper-based works, which incorporate motifs derived from the natural world, are unique in both process and form, combining traditional and non-traditional techniques and materials. Pfaff will be working on-site for her exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Pfaff (b. 1946, London, England) earned a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, and an MFA from Yale University. She received the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award in 2004 and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1983) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1986). She has had major exhibitions at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2002); Denver Art Museum (1994); St. Louis Art Museum (1989); and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (1982). She represented the United States in the 1998 São Paolo Biennial.

As the Spring 2011 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Pfaff will lecture and participate in MFA graduate student critiques.

The exhibition was organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum. Special thanks to the Falk Visiting Artist Committee, Gay Dillard, Adeline and David Talbot, and Carol Cole and Seymour Levin for their support.

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 her 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.

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, SC. 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.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 336/334-5770 or visit (www.weatherspoon.uncg.edu).


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