@NasherMuseum / no. 035 February 26, 2013
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
ANNUAL SEMANS LECTURE / Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7 PM / One of America’s most highly regarded photographers, Burk Uzzle, will give the annual Semans Lecture. His work is part of Light Sensitive and also the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. Free and open to the public. Lecture Hall opens for seating at 6:30 PM. Reception with cash bar to follow. Photo by J Caldwell
FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY TALK / Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6 PM / Nancy Hanks Senior Curator and Interim Director Sarah Schroth and collector Frank Konhaus will lead a gallery talk on Light Sensitive: Photographic Works form North Carolina Collections. Free and open to the public. Cash bar at 5:30 PM.
DOUBLE BARKLEY / The magnet pull of American painter Barkley L. Hendricks is enough to get on a plane to New York, right now. Two exhibitions open this week, including his first solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery, featuring nine new oil-on-canvas portraits. Read more.
FROM OUR BLOG / Nasher student intern Kristie Landing writes, "Rather than movie-stars on red carpets, Burk Uzzle documents the 'ordinary' Americans that escape media attention, often in ironic ways. His photographs are a celebration of American weirdness; an unmasking of the idealism in our country to expose a fantastical landscape of scrap metal and jarred squirrels." Read more.
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Top banner image. Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, Winter in America (still; detail), 2006. Video (color, sound), 4:05 minute loop. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by William and Ruth True, 2009.2.1. Image courtesy of the artists and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY. ©Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi.
Upper Image for QUIZ: Photo by J Caldwell
Lower Image for QUIZ: Barkley L. Hendricks, Wonder Woman, 1978 (printed 2010). Digital chromogenic print on Kodak Endura Matte paper, 20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Museum purchase, 2010.16.2. ©Barkley L. Hendricks.
Image for TALK: Henri Cartier-Bresson Madrid, 1933. Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Collection of Jim and Jane Finch. Image courtesy of Magnum Photos. ©Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum.
Image for LOOK: Barkley L. Hendricks, Triple Portrait: World Conqueror, 2011. Oil, aluminum leaf, variegation leaf, and combination gold leaf on cotton canvas, 60 x 40 inches, 62 x 42 1/4 x 2 inches framed. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Image for BLOG: Burk Uzzle, Jesus with Bat Under Glass, Florida, 2006. Color carbon print, 35 x 40 inches (88.9 x 101.6 cm). Collection of Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass.
Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.
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Which artist from Light Sensitive once asked, “We stand on a precipice, then before a chasm, and as we wait it becomes higher, wider, deeper, but I am crazy enough to think it doesn’t matter which way we leap because when we leap we will have learned to fly. Is that blasphemy or faith?” (click to answer)
Last week's quiz: Barkley Hendricks photographed Wonder Woman in a candy store in Durham.
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