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October 2020

Big Backyard

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
SuperGraphic, 813 Onslow Street
Durham, NC United States
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PIC Grant Recipient Will Warasila: Big Backyard a publication and exhibit. A group show and publication of images that respond to the ideas of invisibility and during these uncertain times, juxtaposing private and public spaces. Participants Tom Rankin, Chris Sims, Phyllis Dooney, Jeremy M. Lange, Cassandra Klos, Rachel Jessen, Alanna Styer, Carlos Jaramillo have been asked to point their camera at the people close to them during the Covid 19 isolation.

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Kennedi Carter: Flexing/New Realm

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
CAM Raleigh, 409 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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The verb “to flex” essentially has one of two meanings. It can mean to show off, to gloat, or to boast, which is the most popular definition of the word; however, it can also mean to put on a fake front, to fake it, or force it. The second definition is usually used in conjunction with the first — as in, someone who’s gloating about something that they’ve really got no right to gloat about, lying about an accomplishment, or…

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Bloom: A Suite Of Photographic Works By Heather Evans Smith

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
PS-118 Gallery, 118 W. Parrish Street
Durham, NC United States
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Our lives are full of stories – some deeply personal and specific, others universally relatable. My story is beautiful, complicated, and bittersweet. Life is just that way. So are photographs. The genesis of an image comes from moments of life, like a still from an old movie. Movement and pain and the simple joys of being alive are frozen in time – a study of fictional worlds based in reality. Compelled to share these stories, and create these images, I…

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Trailer Park Group Exhibition

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
PS-118 Gallery, 118 W. Parrish Street
Durham, NC United States
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Works by artists and craftspersons who have exhibits or events scheduled in the future. “Trailer” because these works act as trailers or teasers for their upcoming exhibits, and “Park” because the exhibit is parked in the gallery until we can safely gather (and then remains up for another month).

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Home Range – Photographs by Lindsay Metivier

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Lump Projects, 505 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC
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The show displays the logic of a mind that has given in to insomnia and accepted as reality, the faltering line between consciousness and dreams. Anyone who has stayed up all night knows that there are moments of acute perception at the height of exhaustion.

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Out of Darkness

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Raleigh Arts – Block Gallery and Block2 Video, 127 W. Hargett Street Suite 408
Raleigh, NC 27602 United States
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These photographs and videos pay homage to Film Noir. This genre first evolved out of economic necessity following World War II as low to modestly budgeted film projects. The result of working with minimal equipment and resources led to creative experimentation then and now.

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Maya Freelon: Greater Than or Equal To

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
CAM Raleigh, 409 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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Maya Freelon's incredible new exhibition Greater Than or Equal To opens in the Main Gallery this week. In her artist statement, Maya states, "Visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and the strength of the human being is how my godmother and namesake, award-winning author and activist Maya Angelou, described my artwork. Her poetic words illuminate--just like tissue paper, people are both fragile and resilient.

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New Works by Sandra Mae Jensen

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery C, 540 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Sandra Mae Jensen is a fine art photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sandra’s work personifies the visual impact of dramatic landscapes across the United States. During photographic studies in the Washington, D.C. area through the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Sandra became inspired by the works of Imogen Cunningham.

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Quantum Flux New Decade / New Images by JP Trostle

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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While following a happy accident down the rabbit hole, I discovered a world of light and motion that exists only inside the camera. My abstract snapshots explore texture and movement through an unconventional use of digital photography, reshaping familiar locations into ethereal landscapes, and capturing the impression of memory and emotion

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“In the Mind’s Eye” photographs by Jon Meyer Artist Reception

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Through This Lens, 303 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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As a psychoanalyst, I have been accustomed to working in the métiers of prose and poetry even though my patients were often trying to describe what they pictured visually. A few years ago I decided as a photographer to take what was described to me in words and place it back in the visual language in which it originated. Sign-up required visitthroughthislens@gmail.com

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The Fence 2020

October 5 - November 5
FENCE, 102 W. Parrish Street
Durham, NC United States
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The FENCE is the largest public art photography project in the world with almost 250 photographs from a diverse roster of 50 photographers from around the globe including 9 North Carolina-based artists and two regional artists.

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2020 Fence First Day

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FENCE, 102 W. Parrish Street
Durham, NC United States
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The FENCE is the largest public art photography project in the world with almost 250 photographs from a diverse roster of 50 photographers from around the globe including 9 North Carolina-based artists and two regional artists on the national fence. Through November 15th. Downtown Durham, across from City Hall in the heart of Black Wall Street (around 102 W. Parrish St.)

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Keynote Talk: Mark Osterman

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

"Finding my Voice" This will be a virtual talk via Zoom. Stay tuned for RSVP details. Mark Osterman began his personal investigation of early photographic processes while attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1970s. When he stumbled upon the wet collodion process in the 1980s he found a technique that suited his personal interest in early technology. Once mastering the process he regarded it as simply another tool and it took years for him to find the voice…

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Objects of Intention – Stephen Althouse Artist Talk

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 1903 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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The installation at the Gregg Museum features work that symbolically portrays the lives of members of the Amish community whose farms surround Althouse’s Pennsylvania home, further enhanced with an audio ambience built from recordings of Amish religious services.

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Keynote Talk: Emmet Gowin

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Only Chance is Fair” This will be a virtual talk via Zoom. Stay tuned for RSVP details. Emmet will give a brief overview of his and Edith’s lives, leading up to a concentration on his three most recent publications: The Nevada Test Site, 2019, Princeton University Press., Mariposas Nocturnas – Moths of Central and South America / A Study in Beauty and Diversity, 2017, Princeton University Press and Hidden Likeness, Emmet Gowin at the Morgan, 2015, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York.

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FRANK:inFocus, The Art Gallery as Classroom

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Through This Lens, 303 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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FRANK in partnership with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is pleased to announced the 8th annual exhibition and program:  FRANK:inFocus, The Art Gallery as Classroom, opening October 16 at Through This Lens Gallery. With a series of social-distancing receptions, students from CDS photography class Concept to Print to Gallery and professional photographers and educators with FRANK gallery will share photographs and the photographic processes that inform the production of their imagery.

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Postcards for the Pandemic

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Big Camera Project will now be working with area photo groups and schools to create Lumen Prints as part of the "Postcards for the Pandemic" project.

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Postcards for the Pandemic – Camera Obscura

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Big Camera Project will now be working with area photo groups and schools to create Lumen Prints as part of the "Postcards for the Pandemic" project. We are creating a socially distanced pop-up camera obscura at the Fruit. The Big Camera is supported by A1LabArts.

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2020 Fence Artists: Pecha Kucha Event

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This will be a virtual talk via Zoom. Join us for a lively presentation of the regional artists whose work appears on the 2020 version of the Fence. Each artist will give a 5 minute presentation on their work. If you wish to see the Fence in person, it is the largest outdoor photography exhibition in the world and is on display in Downtown Durham, in the green space between Main Street and Chapel Hill street adjacent to City Hall…

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Why Legacy Processes Continue To Capture The Imagination and Are Relevant In Contemporary Photography

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This will be a virtual talk via Zoom. Featuring: Mark Osterman, Jill Enfield, John Allen, Adam Finkelston   Register Here  

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Panel Discussion: Photography While Black: The Historical Hardships and Future Of Black Photography

October 18 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Drawing from the phrase “driving while black” our panelists will discuss what being Black behind the lens means regarding the challenges and experiences from the perspective of black creators and curators of art and documentary photography. Register Here

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Postcards for the Pandemic – Wrap Event

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Fruit, 305 S Dillard St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Big Camera Project will now be working with area photo groups and schools to create Lumen Prints as part of the "Postcards for the Pandemic" project.

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Animate Earth – Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Nasisse plays with this deeply planted instinct by focusing his lens on naturally eroded rock formations in the Southwest and South, while making clay pieces that challenge the viewer to discern the intentionality that went into creating them. The tension between images of rocks that “accidentally” look intentional and ceramic sculptures that intentionally look accidental yields a rare opportunity to see how seeing works.

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Home Range – Photographs by Lindsay Metivier Closing

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The show displays the logic of a mind that has given in to insomnia and accepted as reality, the faltering line between consciousness and dreams. Anyone who has stayed up all night knows that there are moments of acute perception at the height of exhaustion.

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