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Break the Mold
New Takes on Traditional Art Making

North Carolina Museum of Art

September 25, 2021–February 6, 2022

East Building, Level B, Joyce W. Pope Gallery

I am so pleased to announce that The Great Enemy of Truth and Let Him Speak First  are included among 25 incredible contemporary artists placed in conversation with historical objects at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  This show is absolutely worth a visit!

"Tradition plays an uncomfortable role in contemporary art. Artists working today strive to make something new, to revolutionize subject matter or materials, or contribute something unexpected—but the art that came before provides an important context and, sometimes, much-needed contrast. The historic and the contemporary, then, feed each other in meaningful ways: contemporary art extends the lineage of these craft and artistic traditions, while historical work expands the context for the contemporary." -NCMA

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Call & Response
Craft as a Tool for Activism

Museum of Craft and Design
July 30, 2021 - undetermined

Virtual Exhibition

 

Images of The Great Enemy of Truth will be included in the upcoming exhibition Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, CA. The show was juried by Glenn Adamson, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, and Nate Watson. I am one of 50 artists whose work you can view wherever you have an internet connection.

"The national reckoning for social justice spurred by protests and the Black Lives Matter movement has made clear that all museums and arts organizations must do better to represent, engage, financially support, and communicate with their BIPOC communities. “Craftivism” celebrates the power of craft to bring about political change. This juried exhibition intends to highlight artists that are working at this crucial intersection of craft and activism, uplifting their political ideals and their communities through their medium of choice." -MCD

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Paper Routes
Women to Watch

October 08, 2020 - January 18, 2021
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave, NW Washington DC 20005

I am beyond honored and excited to announce that my work was chosen to be a part of the exhibition Paper Routes: Women to Watch to represent the Massachusetts Committee, from which the nomination itself meant a lot to me.


Paper Routes, the sixth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, showcases contemporary artists working in paper. Although the exhibition is no longer installed, there are plenty of virtual programming to enjoy. 

Follow these links:

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

AUDIO TOUR

VIDEO TOUR

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT BLOG

ARTIST TALK

BUY THE CATALOG (its really great)

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The Sum of Trifles
by Julia Ridley Smith

Holly II by Heirloom was selected to adorn the cover for The Sum of Trifles,  a memoir by Julia Ridley Smith published by the University of Georgia Press.  "When Julia Ridley Smith's parents died, they left behind a virtual museum of furniture, books, art, and artifacts. Between the contents of their home, the stock from their North Carolina antiques shop, and the ephemera of two lives lived, Smith faced a monumental task. What would she do with her parents' possessions?'"

It has always been a secret wish to see my work on the cover of a book, but I never really thought about the contents of whatever book my work might adorn. Julia Ridley Smith's novel might be the most perfect match ever. I'm thoroughly enjoying this vivid portrait of her late parents told through their objects. Having owned an antique shop in Greensboro, there are many to describe. I'm absolutely in love with this book, it is filled with wit and wisdom about life, death, and material possessions. What is not to love about that?! What a cool honor to be the visual representation for this story.

Available November 1 2021