Update from studio faculty Joy Drury Cox

Lecturer Joy Drury Cox will be participating in several upcoming shows and events, group and solo, listed below:

– Participating in the NCMA Monster Drawing Rally this Friday, August 26 at 6pm
(along with tons of other UNC Faculty + Alumni)

– Group Exhibition at Light: Art + Design Gallery in Chapel Hill opening Friday Aug. 26.






























– Group Exhibition at Rubber Factory in NYC opening Sept. 9th




















– Solo Exhibition at the New Hampshire Institute of Art opening Sept. 16

Alumnus Ethan Murrow Studio News Fall 2016

News – Ethan Murrow Studio
Thanks for taking a look.

Water Almanac at Winston Wachter NYC Opens Thursday September 8th, 6-8pm.
Seen here, To Redirect the Tempest. New drawings and a huge reinterpretation of a Farmer’s Almanac

MOCA Jacksonville invited me to do a huge Wall Drawing, Plethora
This piece is up through October 30th. You can watch a video made by MOCA and Filmmaker Joe Karably here and see how I made it, how much help I had and what I think about food.

Escape Routes opens at the Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin opens on October 1st.
I’ll be there the last week of September to create a new wall drawing. Excited to be in this show with artists such as Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin and Alexis Rockman.

I will be heading to Jordan this November to work with students at the University in Amman.
I’m pleased to be collaborating with Khaldoun Hijazin and Patte Loper. This project is made possible via the generosity of the Daynard family and a Daynard Fellowship at SMFA/Tufts University, where I teach.

Seastead, my giant wall drawing at the ICA Boston, is up until November 27th
You can watch a video about this project here.

The Mass Cultural Council Fellowship show will be at the New Art Center this September.
I’m deeply indebted to the MCC’s generous support and to Mic Billingsley for his collaboration on this project. Opens Sept. 16th.

The Film Dust, will be shown at the Des Moines Art Center this winter.
I made this short with TwoMurrows and Harvest Films, with the support of Slete Gallery.
Journeys into Peripheral Worlds is a video show that includes Wangechi Mutu, Alex Prager, Michael Najjar    

I have two books out
A Monograph with Hate Cantz of Berlin that reviews the last 6 years of my work.
A kids book The Whale in collaboration TwoMurrows, published by Templar (UK) and Candlewick (USA)

Jina Valentine show APORIA closing on August 21

Please join me for the closing reception for this show at the Horace Williams House on August 21st from 2-4pm.
There will be refreshments & children of all ages are most welcome.

The exhibition is on view from through August 28th.
The gallery hours are Th-Fr 12-4 & Su 2-5 & by appointment.
& Friday night, August 12th, for Second Friday Art Walk, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

cheers :: jina
















Preservation Chapel Hill, Horace Williams House, is pleased to invite folks to visit the exhibition of Aporia by UNC Assistant Professor of Art, Jina Valentine. This is a powerful show tracing the effects of, and possible reasons for, state violence against unarmed African Americans. Valentine’s Horace Williams House exhibition is inspired by her “inability to empathize with mothers who’ve lost children to police violence; I can neither imagine losing my son, nor conjure the language to explain these deaths.”

In the piece “Explication de texte”, she illustrates, using photographs and text, hundreds of microscope photographs as they appeared in the New York Times under the heading “shot my son’. In the piece “Testimony”, the artist has hand copied newspaper articles on the topic in caustic ink which eats through the paper.

Jina Valentine is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Chapel Hill North Carolina.  Her interdisciplinary practice is informed by traditional craft techniques and the intuitive strategies of American folk artists, and interweaves histories latent within found texts, objects, narratives, and spaces. Valentine has exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Drawing Center, and Marlborough Gallery, has been in residence at the Cité International des Arts and Skowhegan, and has residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans and Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium, and the Banff Centre this year.  She is a currently an Institute for Arts & Humanities at UNC fellow, Creative Capital awardee, and North Carolina Arts Council fellowship recipient.

Preservation Chapel Hill,
Horace Williams House,
610, East Rosemary Street,
Chapel Hill,
NC 27514
Tel: 919-942-7818

Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00-4:00 PM
Sundays, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday night, August 12th, for Second Friday Art Walk, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
all other times by appointment only

Art History Alumna Hannah Clager receives 2016-2017 Fulbright Student Scholarship

2013 Alumna Hannah Clager has been selected as a 2016-17 Fulbright Student scholarship recipient in the field of Art History to conduct research in Morocco. She will be researching trends in the monarchy’s cultural patronage policies in post-Arab Spring Morocco as it relates to the 2014 opening of the first contemporary arts museum in Rabat, the Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain.

Similar to the research she conducted in Dakar, Senegal, as an undergraduate for her honors thesis research on the Dak’Art Biennale, Hannah will be interviewing artists and cultural practitioners across the country about their relationship to this new contemporary art institution and the related state-funded programs for the arts. Her project will involve curating her first exhibition, with the help of Moroccan artists,  that will work to create an artistic platform for the artists and public to express their perspectives and engage in opening a dialogue on the new Contemporary Arts Museum in Rabat.

Additionally, Hannah has been selected for a Critical Language Enhancement Award in Arabic and will be funded to study Modern Standard Arabic intensively for a four-month period prior to my Fulbright grant period.




Multiple MFA Alumni in Nasher Museum show Southern Accent

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – JANUARY 8. 2017

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art questions and explores the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music, to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition addresses and complicates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination about the American South. Presenting a wide range of perspectives, from both within and outside of the region, the exhibition creates a composite portrait of southern identity through the work of 60 artists. The art reflects upon and pulls apart the dynamic nature of the South’s social, political and cultural landscape.

Southern Accent is an extensive exploration of southern identity through contemporary art,” said Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, and co-curator of the exhibition. “The exhibition has been four years in the making, but the timing ofSouthern Accent is especially meaningful now in the wake of Charleston, Orlando, Baton Rouge and countless other tragedies, and given the tense social and racial climate during this presidential election year. We’re an art museum, so exhibitions are our platform for starting conversations. I hope Southern Accentcan create a space to reimagine the South in new ways and reframe the way we think about the South in contemporary art. At its best, art can help give shape to cultural and social change, promote needed discourse and even help build community.”

William Faulkner once suggested that the South is not so much a “geographical place” as an “emotional idea.” Southern Accent looks at the South as an open-ended question to be explored and expanded. The exhibition encompasses a broad spectrum of media and approaches, demonstrating that southernness is more of a shared sensibility than a consistent culture. The exhibition includes work dating back to the 1950s, but primarily focuses on art produced within the past 30 years. The exhibition also includes a curated music library since no region in the United States has contributed more to American music than the South. This music chronology that speaks to southern life provides an invaluable counterpoint to the artwork in the exhibition.

This exhibition is co-organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Southern Accent will travel to the Speed Art Museum, where it will be on viewApril 29 – August 20, 2017.

Terry Adkins, Walter Inglis Anderson, Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden, Sanford Biggers, Willie Birch, Rachel Boillot, Douglas Bourgeois, Roger Brown, Beverly Buchanan, Diego Camposeco, Mel Chin, William Christenberry, Sonya Clark, Robert Colescott, William Cordova, Jerstin Crosby and Bill Thelen, Thornton Dial, Sam Durant, William Eggleston, Minnie Jones Evans, Ralph Fasanella, Skylar Fein, Howard Finster, Michael Galinsky, Theaster Gates, Jeffrey Gibson, Deborah Grant, Barkley L. Hendricks, James Herbert and R.E.M., Birney Imes, Jessica Ingram, George Jenne, Deborah Luster, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, Henry Harrison Mayes, Richard Misrach, Jing Niu, Tameka Norris, Catherine Opie, Gordon Parks, Ebony G. Patterson, Fahamu Pecou, Tom Rankin, Dario Robleto, Jim Roche, James “JP” Scott, Amy Sherald, Xaviera Simmons, Mark Steinmetz, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Hank Willis Thomas, Burk Uzzle, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jeff Whetstone.

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is published by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and distributed by Duke University Press. This beautifully designed 276-page catalogue offers a robust expansion of investigations raised by works in the exhibition, with texts from myriad perspectives, ranging from groundbreaking scholarship to poetry, song lyrics and personal reflections. The catalogue is available for purchase at the Nasher Museum Store.

Trevor Schoonmaker is Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, where he has curated such traveling exhibitions as Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, and Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool. He is the Artistic Director of the fourth iteration of the Prospect New Orleans Triennial (Prospect.4), opening in November 2017.

Miranda Lash is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She previously served as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and is the curator of Mel Chin: Rematch, Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto.

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust; Jennifer McCracken New and Jason New; Trent Carmichael; Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr; Drs. Victor and Lenore Behar; Caroline and Arthur Rogers; Ann Chanler and Andrew Scheman; Parker & Otis; Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan; Kimball Richmond and Rodney Priddy; Sam Tsao; Gail Belvett; and Richard Tigner.

Update from MFA Alumna Meg Stein


Below is a quick update on current and upcoming shows.

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​Until I’m Happy Again​, ​2016, paper fasteners, silk slips, dish sponges, mops, bath mats, nylon, dish gloves, underwear, nail polish, napkins, 30″ x 33″ x 12″

Current Shows

News and Weather

Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Through July 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows

Governor’s Island Art Fair

September 3-25, 2016

Building 405, Room B1

Governor’s Island, New York Harbor, NY


Eve Recast: A Performance

Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-6:30 pm

The Gallery at Greenhill, Greensboro, NC


Insistent Objects

September 2 -November 6, 2016

The Gallery at Greenhill, Greensboro, NC

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 5:30-9 pm

Thank Yous

Big thank you to Yaddo for supporting me this year with an amazing and productive 6 week residency and to PLAYA in Summerlake, OR for my upcoming residency in November. Thanks to Nashville’s Ground Floor Gallery for hosting my exhibition How To Love Living Things this past spring. And thanks to YOU for your interest in my work!


Meg Stein, Visual Artist
W: megstein.com
P: (919) 395-4940

News from MFA Alumna Stacy Lynn Waddell

Dear Friends,

I trust that you are well and enjoying a wonderful summer!

It’s an exciting time in the studio and as such, I’d like to update you about what’s been happening…

Currently, I am participating in the following museum exhibitions:

A View Beyond The Trees on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art through August 14, 2016

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South on view at The Gibbes Museum of Art through October 9, 2016.

My contribution to A View Beyond The Trees is an installation of icons left behind after the series of recent and nationally recognized murders of African American men and women beginning with that of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in 2012, but harkening back to Rodney King and yet further to the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

These icons, much like those of the 19th century American landscape tradition, pose important questions related to authorship, desire and the persuasive power of nationalist ideology.

For The Gibbes Museum of Art, I’ve created an expansive diptych that stages abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s revolver in opposition to a standard-issue Glock found in most police departments across the US:

Battle Royal (a duel for, in honor of and because…), 2016, composition gold leaf on paper, 52 X 196 inches

In October, I will return to The Gibbes Museum of Art as a Visiting Artist  October 3 – October 9, 2016. If you find yourself in the Charleston, SC area, please drop by the museum as I will create new works that extend the conceptual framework of Battle Royal during my residency.

I look forward to being in touch soon as to projects that will open this fall.

As always, THANK YOU for the support and friendship…

SLW at Gibbes

Installation view, A View Beyond The Trees, 2016, Courtesy of the Artist.  Photo by the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Emeritus Faculty Marvin Saltzman Retrospective at CFCC

WILMA W. DANIELS GALLERY (on the campus of CFCC)

Marvin Saltzman Retrospective
(July 5th-September 24th, 2016)

Cape Fear Community College’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is pleased to present Marvin Saltzman Retrospective. The exhibition will run from July 5th – September 24th, 2016 with a Fourth Friday Reception on July 22nd from 6-9pm, a second Fourth Friday Reception on August 26th 6-9 pm, and an artist lecture in the gallery on September 8th at 2pm.

Marvin Saltzman was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. He attended the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1954 to 1956, and received a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Southern California in 1959. He taught at multiple universities, including Eastern Oregon State College, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Southern California, and was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1967 to 1996, where he mentored hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to have successful artistic careers.

Saltzman has a meticulous painting process: His vibrant landscapes are composed of a multitude of colored glyphs that are first drawn in nature and then painted from memory. Working in a series, he hangs up multiple palettes around his studio, rotating them until the paintings tell him he is finished.

Admission to Marvin Saltzman Retrospective is free and the exhibition is open to the public. Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is located in the Hanover parking deck (200 Hanover Street) on the campus of Cape Fear Community College. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm. For additional inquiries about this exhibition please contact Keltsey Mattachione at knmattachione236@mail.cfcc.edu.

The link to the website is: http://cfcc.edu/blogs/wilmagallery/

We also have been sharing photos on the Facebook page and update it with upcoming events like the receptions and lecture reminders that link is: https://www.facebook.com/CFCCs-Wilma-W-Daniels-Gallery-304162049742025/

MFA Alumni Allyson Packer in I Am NOT tino sehgal at Nahmad Projects London

MFA Alumni Allyson Packer will be participating, alongside some very talented artists, in I Am NOT tino sehgal at Nahmad Projects in London this month!

The show is open until July 20 with different performances each day (see attached schedule). Allyson will be there Saturday, July 2 from noon-6pm.

I am NOT tino sehgal. A concept by Francesco Bonami
30 unique performances over 30 days
10 June – 20 July 2016