HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 6, 2013 – The Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University will feature the work of 16 renowned artists from across the country in its second annual exhibition – VISIONS 2013: “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary.” The exhibit, which opens Aug. 27, will remain in the gallery until Nov. 1. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Sechrest Art Gallery. It is free and open to the public.
“This exhibition focuses on the mundane, the discarded and the forgotten,” says Campbell. “Our experiences of these commonplace items make this exhibition unexpected and thought-provoking for viewers.”
The exhibition features the work of professional artists, many of them educators from among the most prestigious universities in the country. Their work encompasses a wide range of mediums including paintings, sculpture, lithographs and an installation piece.
“We are excited about our second invitational exhibit which represents some of the most provocative art currently being done in the U.S. and internationally,” says Maxine Campbell, gallery director and curator. “This exhibition seeks to investigate our perception of the ordinary, and the power of everyday objects.”
The 50 pieces of artwork in the exhibit were chosen from a pool of 500 submissions. Artists featured in the show include:
• Barbara Nessim, renowned N.Y.C. artist recently honored retrospectively at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for her 1960s work, featured in Esquire Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
• Christopher Clamp, a South Carolina native whose work was included in the prestigious biennial presentation at the Arnot Museum in Elmira, New York and was featured at the South Carolina State Museum.
• Local Thomasville native Rankin Willard, who studied at HPU and whose pieces hang in private collections around the world, including Australia, London, New York and more.
Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 336-841-4680 for further info.