Persevere: An Outdoor Exhibition and Projection Event
Opening and Docent tour: October 2nd, 11 a.m- 3 p.m (during the NCMA Pop up Market, featuring the Monster Drawing Rally ).
Exhibition walk-through: October 10th. 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Featuring a Special Projection Event at 12:30 p.m preceding the Titus Heagins Keynote Lecture at 1 p.m.
|North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Slideshow: October 17. 10 a.m -2p.m. During the Click! Photo Fair at the Durham Central Park Pavilion.
Ongoing Slideshow: October. In the windows of the 21c Museum Hotel along Main Street in Durham.
|21c Museum Hotel Durham
111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC
The Persevere Exhibition seeks to know how photography helped you survive 2020–2021. For many, the camera served as a tool of therapeutic intervention during the pandemic. Whether via a cell phone, DSLR, or 4X5, a camera helped rebalance and care for your emotional, spiritual, artistic, and mental needs. The process of creating a photographic image soothed our souls. Click! presents this work in an outdoor exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. The selected images will be exhibited at NCMA for the month of October and ALL artists who submitted will also be represented in slide show events in the museum’s auditorium before Titus Brooks Heagins’s keynote presentation and at other projection events such as the Click! Photo Fair, and in the Main Street windows at the 21c Museum Hotel during the Click! Festival.
How did photography help you survive the pandemic times? Cameras served as a tool of therapeutic intervention. Whether a cell phone, DSLR, or 4X5, cameras rebalanced our spiritual, emotional, and artistic needs.
Our survival came from decisions not to be silenced! Artist photographers became a necessity for endurance and our collective survival. Responding to the pandemic became a progenitor of beautiful art and protest art. These images became etched into our collective consciousness. Artists suffered the pandemic through personal trauma, anger, and exhaustion, as we lived in a deep and dark cavern of financial insecurity. Museums closed. Galleries shuttered their doors. State and regional art agencies shifted priorities. Collectors disappeared! Our only means of surviving the world-speaking the truth-was our only lifeline. So, we continued to photograph without means, or expected ends.
Presevere is a selection of responses to the failures and ruptures in our world, but also how we expressed love, cared for ourselves and each other. Preserve serves as evidence of photography’s intervention and interpretation of a challenging time.
2021 SELECT ARTISTS:
Nancy Albert Federica Armstrong Jacqueline Asplundh Ricky Beron Casey Lance Brown Lynne Buchanan
Rodney Buxton Catharine Carter Melanie Carvalho Patricia Houghton Clarke Charles Crabb Yvonne Dalschen
Devin DePamphilis Fran DeRespinis Chase Doerfinger Jessica Dunston Jo Fields Christine Fitzgerald
John Gallagher Penelope James Jeremy Janus Farhad Kanuga Kimberly Keller Sam Kittner
Jonathan Knight Honey Lazar Nadine Levin Elizabeth Libert Michael Ligett Joe Lipka Phillip Loken
Robert Hill Long Colleen Mullins Kathleen Pace Edward Sanford Bill Schahfer Kathryn Scott
Logan Shackelford Teresa Stephens Sarah Sudhoff
Jennifer Dasal is Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the host of the independent podcast ArtCurious, which she started in 2016 and was named one of the best podcasts by O, The Oprah Magazine and PC Magazine.
de’Angelo Dia is a poet, theologian, and doctoral candidate at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Dia investigates public opinion and contemporary beliefs on cultural, social-political, and theological issues through poetry, visual art, and performance.