This Friday, Jan. 27, Nancy Doll and the Weatherspoon Art Museum will host a special event in celebration of the exhibition “Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines,” which will be open in the main exhibition gallery through April 23.
This survey of more than 80 color photographs will be the first museum retrospective of this internationally recognized American photographer and will include examples from all eight of her major series of works.
The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, curator of collections, and was made possible in part by new funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, and a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. WAM also received new funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation which went toward toward the publication of a catalogue that will accompany the exhibition. It is the first major publication of Devlin’s complete work in this country.
Now a Greensboro resident, Devlin began her career in the 1970s when color photography had just begun. Her photographs are known to feature dynamic and arresting locations – zoos and amusement parks, agricultural facilities, open fields and shorelines.
The Friday event will include a conversation with Lucinda Devlin and Lisa Hostetler, who is curator in charge in the photography department of the George Eastman Museum. It begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Some information drawn from Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Facebook post.
Image: Lucinda Devlin, “Wheat Field, SD” (detail), 2008, from the series Field Culture, inkjet print, 28 x 28 in. Courtesy of the artist © Lucinda Devlin.