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John and June Allcott Gallery: One Week MFA Thesis Exhibition, Vanessa Murray

March 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
John and June Allcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center, 115 S Columbia Street
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599 United States

Uncertain Becomings explores my interest in the physical presence of painting. The surfaces of the work are important. I see these paintings as a sort of reverse or positive excavation process. Negative spaces or cavities are formed from accumulative applications. The surfaces of my paintings intend to reward close looking and investigation. Moments of transparency between areas of thick, solid, smoothed out expanses of paint promote a sense of geologic time or stratification. I’m creating forms through my process that hover between certain dualities: vacant yet solid, ethereal yet earthly, weightless yet topographical. The amassing of layers become suggestive of geologic formations, cavernous and sometimes bodily forms.

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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Becky Brown

March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
121 Hanes Art Center, Hanes Art Center
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599 United States

Becky Brown was born in New York City and is the 2016-17 Visiting Resident Artist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works between painting, drawing, sculpture and installation using found images, objects and texts. Lately, she has been exploring different relationships between pairs of words in the English language: opposition, synonymy, formal resemblance and hybrid links.

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