Reckoning and Resilience:
North Carolina Art Now
January 13 – July 10, 2022
I am so pleased to announce that A Mightier Work is Ahead is debuting among the work of 30 NC artists in Reckoning and Resilience. This show is absolutely worth a visit!
"Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now brings together 30 emerging and established artists working across the state. This group survey, featuring approximately 100 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 two years 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." -Nasher Museum
Break the Mold
New Takes on Traditional Art Making
September 25, 2021–January 30, 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
Patterns of Power
860 E 136th St. # 10D, Bronx, NY 10454
January 22 to March 19, 2022
Patterns of Power recontextualizes patterns found in the decorative arts and addresses social issues, power structures, and environmentalism. The desire to destroy the genteel trappings of modern life that underhandedly rewards greed, patriarchy, and short-sightedness is articulated through deconstruction and maximalism. The resplendent qualities inherent to artworks in this exhibition, like the Pattern & Decoration movement, are equally beautiful and deceptive through their critical aims. Deconstructed wallpaper, ceramics, prints, and drawings that are accumulative and highly ornamental exist outside of the bounds of the familiar. In their uncanniness is a potent signal to action.
Call & Response
Craft as a Tool for Activism
Museum of Craft and Design
July 30, 2021 - undetermined
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
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.
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The Sum of Trifles
by Julia Ridley Smith
Holly II from 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