News Items from UNC Greensboro

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Xaviera Simmons, “Currents”, 2010. Chromogenic color print, 40 x 50 in. Edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro presents the exhibition Xaviera Simmons: Falk Visiting Artist  January 23 – May 29.

The exhibition, curated by Dr. Emily Stamey, depicts objects, bodies, and landscapes – both political and geographical – that respond to the gaps and distortions in our understanding of histories.

The artifacts and figures that Simmons features show “the experiences of White, Indigenous, and Black Americans who descend from slavery, stories shaped in relationship to the overarching theme of White threat and terror.” The color prints are full of layering, nuance, and subtle narrative.

Stamey notes that “this is an important show with which to launch 2021, for as much as Simmons’s work challenges us to critically examine the past, it also pushes us to find new ways of looking and seeing, perspectives that will help us move us forward.”

The Falk Visiting artist program is a partnership between the Weatherspoon and UNCG’s School of Art. In conjunction with her exhibition at the Weatherspoon, Simmons will be meeting and working with students and will present a public talk.

Currently at the Weatherspoon, there are also several other exhibitions:

Ties that Bind: Selections from the Collection, open through Feb. 13

Markmaking: Selections from the Collection, open through April 3

Slow Looking/Deep Seeing, open through June 19

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find more information on visiting here.

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