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John and June Allcott Gallery: UNTITLED, 2018
May 29 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Selected works by 2018 MFA Graduates
Curated by Diego Cortez
Opening Reception: June 1, 5-7 pm
Allison Coleman Lindsay Metivier
Kimberly English Jeanine Tatlock
Sara Farrington Carley Zarzeka
Diego Cortez was invited to choose this year’s Top MFA Prize for the UNC, Chapel Hill Art and Art History Department’s annual award, which he awarded to Carley Zarzeka. Cortez wanted to curate a small summer show from the submitted materials. Untitled, 2018 is an exhibition of ten objects, including at least one work by each artist. Cortez writes, “All 7 artists had singular works which were brilliant. Congratulations to the 7 candidates for their conceptually rich ideas and well manifested art.”
Diego Cortez is an American curator, art advisor, consultant, and author. In 1981, he curated the influential exhibition NEW YORK/NEW WAVE at PS1 (now MoMA PS1). Best known for introducing the work of Jean-Michael Basquiat to the art world, he has curated over 100 exhibitions and organized festivals, lectures, concerts, recordings and publications.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm