EXHIBITIONS FOR OCTOBER 2021


All Month Closed Mondays @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening October 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Official Event   Persevere: An Outdoor Exhibition and Projection


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.


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All Month Tue-Fri @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nasher Museum: In Relation to Power


This exhibition is loosely organized into three thematic groupings, providing a rough framework through which to view artistic strategies of commentary and critique: Image & Ideology, Text & Subtext, and The Body Politic.


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All Month Wed-Fri @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Gregg Museum: Chris Hondros


After 15 years covering major conflict zones, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed by a mortar shell on April 20, 2011 while traveling with rebels in Libya.

Hondros’ photos from conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and Liberia, among other places, constitute one of the most affecting bodies of work in photojournalism.


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All Month Closed Mondays @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

NCMA: NC Artist Connections


The Beautiful Project, Stephen Hayes, and Hồng-Ân Trương

Stephen Hayes explores historical depictions of African Americans as they relate to social justice. Hồng-Ân Trương connects to issues of communication (and misunderstanding) between disparate cultures. The Beautiful Project grapples with ideas of memory and ritual.


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All Month Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CAM Raleigh: Perserverance, Pride, and Power


Alun Be’s Empowering Women Series

Heroines and protagonists. Originally created for the United Nations in 2015, Be’s Empowering Women series highlights the strength and tenacity of women in Senegal through personal stories of perseverance, pride, and power.


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All Month Tue-Sun @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In the Moment: Photography by Christopher Janaro



As Wake County’s 2019-2020 Artist in Residence, photographer Christopher Janaro captured moments illuminating the vibrance and diversity of Wake County’s artistic landscape- predominantly through the lens of United Arts’ support of the arts.


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All Month Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CAM Raleigh: Mikael Owunna – Infinite Essence


Infinite Essence is my response to pervasive media images of Black people being shot and killed by police. What if the images you see of people who look like you are dead and dying bodies? How does that affect the way you move through the world and enter your body? With this series, I’ve set about on a quest to recast the Black body as the cosmos and eternal.


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All Month Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CAM Raleigh: Exhibition Lab – Featuring Titus Heagins



In the fall of 2021, CAM Raleigh will begin working with photographer Titus Heagins on the development of a major new exhibition devoted to the artist’s long involvement photographing the transgender communities in the United States and Cuba. Exhibition Lab will provide the public with a real time, behind the scenes look at the development of a future CAM exhibition. During this yearlong experimental phase visitors will witness the difficulties of exhibit development within a complex, multilayered subject dealing with issues of race, gender, fairness, community, family, and Love.


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All Month Everyday @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Durham Arts Council: Life at Six Feet


Curated by Susan Patrice

“Life at Six Feet” was birthed as an in-person exhibit to coincide with Click! Photo Festival featuring images collected through the pandemic as a curated extension of the Six Feet Photography’s robust online presence.


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October 1-9 Tue-Sat @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Through This Lens: Eric Raddatz


Since 1970 award winning photographer Eric Raddatz has created a collection of diverse images from the abstract to the heart felt experience of his Mother’s last days. Utilizing 35mm slides, print, cellphone, digital and IPhone technology he continues to seek new ways to interpret the lives, nature, and structures that fill our everyday surroundings.


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All Month Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

John And June Allcott Gallery: Land/Min(E)dscapes


In Land/Min(e)dscapes, Abraham O. Oghobase presents work from an ongoing engagement with land, history, and representation. In 2016, traveling alone and equipped with his camera, Oghobase’s movements across the bare grasslands and ancient rock formations of the Jos, Plateau in north-central Nigeria were unplanned and intuitive.


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All Month Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spotlight on Craven Allen Photographers



Craven Allen highlights work by gallery photographers Dan Gottlieb, Alex Harris, Elizabeth Matheson, Margaret Sartor and M.J. Sharp.
All have exhibited widely and are in important museum and private collections.


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All Month Thur-Sat @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

PS118 Gallery & Event Space: Portraits (Trauma)


Tim Walter and the collaborators work over a period of four hours or more, with the participants slowly covering and re-covering themselves in a range of materials, entering a state of subconscious mental flow. The goal is to make visible emotions of anger, dismay, grief — and sometimes resilience and growth. The photos are part documentary, part fine art.


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October 1 Friday @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Eno Arts Mill Grand Opening: Kennedi Carter


The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) announced today the grand opening of the Eno Arts Mill on Friday, October 1, from 6-9PM. The event will feature the work of Eno Arts Mill studio artist Kennedi Carter, music by XOXOK, and the opportunity to visit the working studios of the Mill’s additional studio artists.


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All Month Thu-Sat @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

PS118: From Fallujah


From Fallujah is a group photography exhibit featuring the work of four emerging Iraqi photographers. The exhibit proceeds from the idea that the best way to learn about a place is through the people who live there. Our purpose is to simply make another story about Fallujah visible to American audiences, one that departs from its militarized meaning in public memory. Fallujah is not an Iraq War battlefield. It is a place where people work, attend school, and frequent public spaces wanting what we all want, a chance to peaceably choose our lives.


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All Month Sat-Sun @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Durham Convention Center: Quantum Flux


New Decade / New Images by JP Trostle

“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.” — JP Trostle


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October 1-16 Tue-Sat @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Power Plant Gallery: Jonna McKone


Notes from Home: Jonna McKone

In this exhibition, portraits by Jonna McKone, Center for Documentary Studies’ Lewis Hine Fellow, are paired with work by contributors from the Price Family Fellows Program at Rutgers University. The stories explore ideas of family and home through archival photographs, images of family life and landscapes, recipes, maps and collaboratively developed portraits.


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October 3-31 Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Horace Williams House: Heather Evans Smith


Alterations

My granny was the greatest love and loss of my childhood. Growing older I’ve discovered that I knew very little about her as a person, remembering only the love that was given. These photographs serve as metaphors for the way we alter, mend, and piece together memories, in order to make sense of what we have lost.


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October 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cassilhaus: Passage


About a year ago I discovered the work of Gail Samuelson and Karen “KZ” Zusman while doing a deep dive on the website A Yellow Rose Project, a project curated by Meg Griffith and Frances Jakubek celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage. Gail works almost entirely in color and KZ in black and white. Despite different sensibilities in the work I felt a kinship between the two artists and decided I wanted to show their work together. Passage seemed an apt metaphor and through line for both artists’ work.

— Frank Konhaus


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October 15-31 Tue-Fri @ 10:0 am – 5:00 pm

Kontek Systems: Picture in Picture


Huston Paschal, an experienced photo curator friend of mine, advised me to look at the last 10 pieces we had added to our then small collection and suggested that a theme might emerge from some common thread. To my complete surprise, 9 of the 10 had some sort of “framed” image inside the larger photograph. I had no idea what that meant, but clearly there was something subconscious going on that drew me to these photographs and compelled me to see them as a collection.

— Frank Konhaus


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October 15 – Nov 21 Sat-Sun @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lump: More Life / Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees



Lump presents two playful fall shows: “More Life” – photographs and videos by Lydia McCarthy, and “Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees” – photographic collages by Jimmy Fountain and John Bowman.


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October 12 – Nov 6 Tue-Sat @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Frank Gallery: Visualizing the Landscape



In its 9th year, FRANK:inFocus will present an exhibition of professional photographic artists with a series of educational programs that feature FRANK gallery member teachers and students in a collaborative project with the NC Botanical Gardens.


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October 15 Fri @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Durham Arts Council: Liz Williams


Pop-up Show: Liz Willams

A multi-generational visual conversation that invites LGBTQIA+ folks in the Triangle to come together for a community-based art project that asks the question “what vision do you have for the future individually and collectively”.


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October 16-31 Tue-Sat @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Through This Lens: Fern Nesson


I use my camera to create life and to defy death. My goal is create living works of art that embody the moment when mass becomes energy. They are never constructed. Everything in them is real.

These images capture a moment of transcendence. In that moment, we know ourselves to be infinite, inextricably a part of the universe. We perceive that, when we die, we will merely change in form. Nothing is ever lost. The energy of those we loved exists forever all around us. And we will too.


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October 28-31 Mon-Fri @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Rubenstein Library Gallery: Christopher Sims


The Pretend Villages: Christopher Sims

The Pretend Villages documents the inhabitants and structures of imagined, fabricated Iraqi and Afghan villages on the training grounds of U.S. military bases.


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