Feature Articles

June 2013

Some Exhibits That Are Still On View

Our policy at Carolina Arts is to present a press release about an exhibit only once and then go on, but many major exhibits are on view for months. This is our effort to remind you of some of them.

The FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, is presenting Rubbish 2 Runway, featuring dresses fashioned entirely from recycled materials, on view through July 7, 2013. Student designers from high school through college, as well as professional artists will be submitting garments to be part of this “trashion” show and exhibit. ).

The Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC, located at the Levine Center for the Arts, is presenting F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design), on view through July 7, 2013. The exhibition provides a thematic look at inventive modern and contemporary objects, handmade and mass produced, that have one of three objectives: to prepare, to cook, or to present food. It includes approximately 300 selections culled from the permanent collection of the Mint, loans, and new acquisitions. The research center FoodCultura, Barcelona, headed by artist Miralda, is co-organizing the exhibition.

Duke University in Durham, NC, is presenting Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, on view through July 21, 2013, at the Nasher Museum. The exhibition presents Wangechi Mutu’s first major solo museum exhibition, the most comprehensive and experimental show for this internationally-renowned multidisciplinary artist. With over 40 works from the mid 1990s to the present, the exhibition incorporates all aspects of her current practice including collage, drawing, installation, sculpture, performance and video. A central element of the exhibition is her first-ever animated video. Another highlight is a monumental wall drawing, her first in many years. The exhibition also unveils the artist’s sketchbooks, on public view for the first time. These intimate drawings reveal an important aspect of her creative process and provide a unique glimpse into the origins of her inspiration.

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is presenting A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar, on view through Sept. 1, 2013. William Stoney Lamar (1951 – ) has contributed exceptional skill and vision to the world of wood turning for over 25 years. Lamar attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a short period before leaving and working as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War for two years. He later attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville followed by Appalachian State University, where he graduated in 1979 with a BS in Industrial Arts. It was not until the mid-1980s that Lamar began to work on a lathe and fully explore its utility in realizing his own artistry.

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, is presenting Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum, on view in various galleries in the West Building, through Feb. 2, 2014. The exhibition presents paintings and sculptures from the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. Selected by NCMA Curator of European Art David Steel, these 18th- and 19th-century works by such masters as Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and Auguste Rodin will be installed among related works in the NCMA’s permanent collection.

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