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September 2019

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

September 6 - December 29
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 1903 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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NC State’s Gregg Museum and Duke’s Power Plant Gallery have joined forces to show Southbound—Photographs of and about the New South, a joint mega-exhibition that seeks to reveal the South through the lenses of fifty-five contemporary photographers. Chosen by Mark Sloan and Mark Long of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, Southbound presents places and images they saw as indelibly and irrefutably “Southern.” The South has been transformed multiple times over through war, historical events, cultural shifts, economic upheavals, and the shattering of…

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Ackland’s New Acquisitions of Islamic Art

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Ackland recently launched a major initiative to build its collection of art from the Islamic world. A small exhibition, presented in conjunction with “She Who Tells a Story,” will showcase seven recent purchases, including calligraphic manuscripts, textiles, metalwork and an architectural fragment all dating from the 8th century CE to the 17th century. There will be one rotation of the textiles and Qur’anic manuscripts on Friday, November 22, midway through the show.

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She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

September 20 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 South Columbia Street
Chapel HIll, NC 27514 United States
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"She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" brings together the vital pioneering work of 12 leading artists, ranging in genre from portraiture to documentary: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. During this critical time for Iran and the Arab world, as national and personal identities are being dismantled and rebuilt, contemporary photography reflects the complexities of unprecedented change. One of the most significant trends to…

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October 2019

Celluloids and Light Voids: Warren Hicks and Tama Hochbaum

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 10, 2020 @ 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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Artist Reception: December 6, 2019, 6 – 8 PM “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” — Alfred Stieglitz Photography has long been a rapidly evolving medium with the introduction of new technologies, making it ever easier to capture an image. Very few artists continue to produce images using tintypes, wet plate negatives or for that matter even rolled film. The introduction of the cell phone camera jettisoned these past image methods to…

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A Certain Uncertainty from the Cassilhaus Collection

October 6 - November 24
Horace Williams House -Preservation Chapel Hill, 610 East Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 7514​ United States
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A Certain Uncertainty from the Cassilhaus Collection curated by Lori Vrba and Tama Hochbaum October 6 - November 24, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, October 6th, 2-4 PM THE HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE IS OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY 12-4 PM SUNDAY 2-5 PM

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Lynne Saville: Durham by Twilight/Durham by Night: Hal Goodtree + students

October 18 @ 11:30 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Through This Lens, 303 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Lynne Saville will be showing her work at Through This Lens and will be leading a one day workshop for twilight and night photography the following day, October 19, 2019 from 2 pm to 8 pm. Learn more at this page: https://throughthislens.com/saville_workshop.html              "Metropolitan Roof, New York, New York" © 2019 Lynne Saville

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Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27699 United States
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This exhibition, loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities program, features 45 photographs, spanning the 20th century, by six internationally renowned photographers who focused their cameras on Mexico: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, Flor Garduño, Graciela Iturbide, Paul Strand, and Mariana Yampolsky.Mexico’s landscapes, history, and culture have inspired photographers since the advent of the medium. Álvarez Bravo started his career in Mexico City in the 1920s and became one of the leading modernist photographers and teachers. He…

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The Collector’s Eye: Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
ncma, 2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC United States
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(Graciela Iturbide, Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, Mexico, 1979 (printed later), gelatin-silver print, 9 ½ x 13 in., Bank of America Collection, © 2019 Graciela Iturbide) This exhibition, loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities program, features 45 photographs, spanning the 20th century, by six internationally renowned photographers who focused their cameras on Mexico: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, Flor Garduño, Graciela Iturbide, Paul Strand, and Mariana Yampolsky.     Mexico’s landscapes, history, and culture have inspired photographers since the advent…

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Southbound: Ride the Bus with photographer Daniel Kariko

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 1903 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Meet at the Gregg Museum at 1903 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh at 1:30 for a brief tour, then board the bus for a round trip to the Power Plant Gallery in Durham to experience Southbound at both locations. Kariko will discuss his own work along the way. Pre-registration required: gregg.arts.ncsu.edu.

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November 2019

LOST: Joseph Rafferty

November 2 @ 9:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm

These prints were shot between 1999-2004, a mixture of Joseph Rafferty's Editorial Commissions & his Personal Work. Printed by Joseph's friend Michelle and Master Printer of A&I Photographic Laboratory in North Hollywood, CA. The two met circa 2001, Michelle had just printed entire show for American Photographer, Sallie Mann. All prints from "LOST" disappeared in 2007 until 2018, when discovered by a child rummaging through obscure toy box. These Toned RC Master Prints prints represent alternative printing processes, polaroid techniques from by gone…

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(en)compass: New works by Lori Vrba & Dawn Surratt

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, 1116 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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It is our individual and collective memories of life experiences that shape who we are and define our path. Focusing on the notion of a guiding inner compass, this installation of imagery and objects speaks to the metaphors of memory and direction. Using the camera, assemblage, and bookmaking, Vrba and Surratt present a show of storytelling that is evocative, sensitive, and feminine. October 11 – December 20 Receptions: Thurs. Oct 17; 6–8pm & Sat. Nov. 16; 5–7pm Horse & Buggy Press and Friends https://www.horseandbuggypress.com/news-events-1 1116…

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Artist Talk: Deborah Luster – “Archive of Lamentations”

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A discussion of three photo series: One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana; Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish; and Passion Play, depicting Angola Prison inmates’ theatrical performance of “The Life of Jesus Christ.”

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December 2019

Screenings in Full Frame Theater at Power Plant Gallery

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Power Plant Gallery, 320 Blackwell Street, Suite 100
Durham, United States
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Lonnie Holley: The Man is the Music (Maris Curran dir.), and I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, directed by Lonnie Holley and Cyrus Moussavi. Q&A with Holley in person. Celebrates 25th anniversary of Music Maker Relief Foundation in collaboration with Duke Performances. Light lunch follows. Limited seating, arrive early. Doors open at 11:45am.

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(en)compass: New works by Lori Vrba & Dawn Surratt

December 20
Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, 1116 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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It is our individual and collective memories of life experiences that shape who we are and define our path. Focusing on the notion of a guiding inner compass, this installation of imagery and objects speaks to the metaphors of memory and direction. Using the camera, assemblage, and bookmaking, Vrba and Surratt present a show of storytelling that is evocative, sensitive, and feminine. October 11 – December 20 Receptions: Thurs. Oct 17; 6–8pm & Sat. Nov. 16; 5–7pm Horse & Buggy Press and Friends https://www.horseandbuggypress.com/news-events-1 1116…

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