Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes
The Nasher Museum presented Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes, an exhibition as part of The Collection Galleries. Based in Wilson, North Carolina, Uzzle has photographed the American South for more than five decades, capturing nuanced views in both black and white and color from the mountains to the coast. The 16 photographs selected for this show explore rural life in this region and how southerners have engaged with the landscape over time. This exhibition was part of a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Each museum presented an exhibition of Uzzle’s photography covering a broad range of subjects from the artist’s extensive career, and each show was on view during the summer of 2016.
Listen to an interview with Burk Uzzle by guest host Phoebe Judge on “The State of Things” on WUNC (91.5).
Burk Uzzle may have been my first hero.Charlie Rose