The Ethos of Striving


Photo: Orbit © Burk Uzzle 2016

March 29, 2016

It has been some time since I last wrote to you. For the past several months, three NC museums have been preparing three simultaneous retrospective exhibitions of my work. The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham have openings during this spring and summer. Each director and chief curator cooperated in selecting pictures spanning the last five decades through today to offer distinct portfolios of the work.

Also, in spring of 2017, the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville NC will exhibit my recent work of African-American communities and will include newly commissioned portraits of this region in North Carolina. Once an exact date is announced I will be sure to let you know.

This winter, I renovated my studio and gallery in Wilson NC studio. The new design has been executed for multiple works-in-progress. Though my studio and gallery are part of an 18,000 foot private live-work space, I do welcome visitors when arrangements have been made in advance. To that end, I extend a sincere invitation to you to come and explore a vast archive of my pictures, share your work’s directions, and keep in touch. In late autumn 2016, I would like to host a small group of interested photographers for an afternoon of discussion about the dynamics of our contemporary medium from methods of capture and production to artistic and financial health. If you would like to be included, please let me know and I will be sure to provide you with event details.

In the meantime, I hope you are well and enjoying this provocative and demanding field.

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