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Reckoning and Resilience:
North Carolina Art Now

January 13 – July 10, 2022
Jade Wilson, Taari Coleman of NC BORN (detail), 2020 (printed 2021). © Jade Wilson. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Stephanie J. Woods, A Radiant Revolution I, 2018. Burlap dyed with sweet tea, woven brass chains, t-shirt, textile foil, polished furniture vinyl, dresser mirror frame, and upholstered taffeta print; 108 x 66 inches (274.3 x 167.6 cm). © Stephanie J. Woods. Image courtesy of the artist.
Stephanie J. Woods, A Radiant Revolution I, 2018. Burlap dyed with sweet tea, woven brass chains, t-shirt, textile foil, polished furniture vinyl, dresser mirror frame, and upholstered taffeta print; 108 x 66 inches (274.3 x 167.6 cm). © Stephanie J. Woods. Image courtesy of the artist.

Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now brings together 30 emerging and established artists working across the state. This group survey, featuring approximately 70 works, presents an expansive view of contemporary art in North Carolina both in terms of regional geography and artistic approaches.

With media ranging from traditional drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, to ceramics, textiles, performance and experimental video, the selected artists explore themes surrounding historical and current events, identity, loss and remembrance, and trauma and healing. After a year marked by a global pandemic, political chaos, ongoing deadly racism and environmental injustice, the need to reexamine ourselves and the world around us has never been more urgent. The artists included in this exhibition invite us to reckon with hard truths, seek healing in collective reflection, and demand transformative action.

Artists include Elizabeth Alexander, Johannes Barfield, Kennedi Carter, Kimberley Pierce Cartwright, Jessica Clark, Steven M. Cozart, Julia Gartrell, Ayla Gizlice, Stephen Hayes, Clarence Heyward, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Ashley Johnson, Juan Logan, Jennifer Markowitz, Beverly McIver, Ambrose Murray, Bishop Ortega, Renzo Ortega, Sherrill Roland, Meg Stein, Saba Taj, William Paul Thomas, Lien Truong, Cornell Watson, Antoine Williams, Charles Williams, Jade Wilson, Stephanie J. Woods, Xiaowei Wu and Sam Digges Hunter.

Organization and Support

This exhibition is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department: Molly Boarati, associate curator; Adria Gunter, curatorial assistant; Melissa Gwynn, exhibitions and publications manager; Lauren Haynes, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art; and Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now is generously supported by

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Additional support provided by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions; the Frank Edward Hanscom Endowment Fund; the John & Anita Schwarz Family Endowment; the Janine & J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund; the J. Horst & Ruth Mary Meyer Fund; Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr; Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan; and Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle.

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