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If you’re in NC this Friday, please come (and bring all of your friends) to the opening reception for an exhibition I curated at SPECTRE Arts in Durham!

Shades of Goldfish is a group show of works by Celia Gray, Charles Chace, and Meg Stein. The opening reception is part of Third Fridays in Durham, this Friday from 6-9pm! Hope to see you there!


Shades of Goldfish
Curated by Lindsay Metivier
Works by Celia Gray, Charles Chace & Meg Stein.
Opening Reception: February 16th, 2018. 6pm-9pm (THIS FRIDAY)
Exhibition Dates: February 16th – March 2, 2018
SPECTRE Arts, Durham, NC

Shades of Goldfish is an exhibition that brings together three artists who assign color an important role in their work. Charles Chace, Celia Gray, and Meg Stein use color in their processes in very different ways, creating unique sensory experiences for the viewers of their works. Color is a language that is seen. Attempting to communicate a color through written or verbal language will always fall short. Color is a physical presence embedded within the formal and conceptual elements of each artists’ work. This exhibition creates a situation in which the viewer can interpret the language of color from multiple vantage points, situating themselves between three distinct processes where color often dominates. In the gallery, color reverberates between artists’ works. Rhythm, pattern and visual echoes will surface as viewers engage with the exhibition. Shades of Goldfish asks us to consider and reconsider ways of thinking about and experiencing color and how filtering it through sight can ignite personal associations they have to memories and sensations such as sound, taste, and smells.

Celia Gray is a studio artist working in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her BA from UNC Asheville in 2008 and completed the Core fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts between 2001-2003. She earned her MFA in 2013 at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Charles Chace is artist and musician from Massachusetts who has exhibited in galleries in New York City, Miami, and North Carolina. His recent works consist of a multimedia installation that included paper collage, video, and manipulatable noise machines. Other recent work includes a series of portrait paintings that Dave Bazan used for record covers. He also has an ongoing musical project under the moniker “The Paul Swest”.

Meg Stein has exhibited her work at A.I.R. Gallery, Vox Populi, the NARS Foundation Gallery, the Governors Island Art Fair, Greenhill Gallery in NC and the Spartanburg Museum of Art in SC. She’s been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Hambidge, Haystack, PLAYA, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received the Garland Fellowship from the Hambidge Center, the Ella Pratt Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council, and the David A. Dowdy Jr. Award for Sculpture from UNC-CH, where she also earned her MFA in Studio Art.

Lindsay Metivier is a photographer and independent curator based in Carrboro, North Carolina. She holds an undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is the proprietor of Aviary Gallery, an exhibition space with a digital photography lab. She’s currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Her work has been shown most recently at The Front Gallery, Transmitter, Midway Artist Studios, Dorchester Art Project, Stonecrop Gallery and the Nave Gallery. Her work has been featured on The Heavy Collective, Humble Arts Foundation, and A New Nothing.

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