Wednesday, February 15, 2012

North Carolina Photographers on Display

Some of our best photographers based in North Carolina have, or have recently had, work in shows from Raleigh to Atlanta.

Chapel Hill, NC-based photographer Susan Harbage Page has work (see image above) in a large multi-media show called Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume, now up through May 12th, 2012, at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design on the campus of NC State University.

Page's work, part of the permanent collection at the Gregg, helps the museum explore "not only how clothing serves to protect, shelter, shield, and modify the human body, but also how what we wear helps us lure, seduce, dominate, segregate or manipulate others, discover spirituality and personal self awareness, proclaim our individuality or group membership, or express ourselves."

Raleigh-based photographer Shawn Rocco has a show of his work now up at the Ackland Art Museum Shop at the intersection of East Franklin and Columbia Streets near the campus of the university of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

You can get a glimpse of Rocco's show on his blog, here. 

Also, Durham, NC-based photographer Titus Heagens is one of the photographers exhibited by the Arnika Dawkins Gallery in Atlanta. Dawkins' gallery is "devoted to presenting fine art from both emerging and established photographers, specializing in images by African Americans and of African Americans.”

Dawkins discusses Heagens' work and the work of others in a video available on the website of artrelish, Atlanta's visual arts website. You can watch her comments here.

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