Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Titus Brooks Heagins -- Show at Meredith College

Titus Heagens will have a major show of his work at The Frankie Weems Gallery at Meredith College in Raleigh, opening with an artist's talk at 1 pm on January 31st, 2010, and running through April 4, 2010.

Heagins is a Durham-based photographer who describes himself as an ethno/photographer whose work seeks to document the lives and experiences of people of color, especially those descendants of Africa who are now living in the Western Hemisphere. 

The work in the Meredith show intends to question assumptions of race, gender, sexual orientation, ageism, class and religion with images that confront viewers' perceptions of themselves and move the position of "the other" closer for examination.

Heagins holds an MFA from the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. He has exhibited widely in the South and across the country. He has won numerous awards and fellowships and his work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Anacostina Museum of African American Art and History, the Zoeller Galleries of Lehigh University, and the Museum of Arts at North Carolina Central University.

Heagins was recognized as one of North Carolina's most outstanding photographers in 2006 when his work was added to the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art and included in its exhibition "Contemporary North Carolina Photography from the Museum’s Collection."

Heagins' work possesses stunning clarity of vision and profound insight into the paradoxes of Southern society, the experiences of people of color, and the complexities of relationships among Southerners of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. He is truly a Southern Photographer To Watch Out For.

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