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Gallery Extends Exhibit Featuring Artwork by Late NC Photographer Merry Moor Winnett

12.26.2013

Winnett Cradled 1987HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – Thanks to the enormous popularity of the Merry Moor Winnett photography exhibit at High Point University’s Sechrest Art Gallery, the university has extended the show into the spring 2014 semester. The exhibit, “Merry Moor Winnett: A Photographic Perspective,” will reopen on Jan. 6 and remain in the gallery until Feb. 27. It is open to the public.

“Merry taught for many years at Sawtooth Center in Winston-Salem and at Greensboro College,” says Maxine Campbell, director of the Sechrest Gallery. “She was such an up close and personal inspiration to so many in the Triad arts community. We had been asked to extend the exhibition to allow time for her numerous followers to view this body of Merry Moor Winnett’s work. The exhibit incorporates many of Merry’s diverse approaches to photography. She was so ahead of her time.”

The featured exhibit, which honors the life of the beloved national and regional artist, is a retrospective of Winnett’s lifetime of work. Featured works include 45 vintage surreal photographs from a variety of series and collections, with themes of mythology, fantasy and popular culture.

“Our classes in HPU’s School of Art and Design, especially those in photography, have been using the exhibition as a learning laboratory,” Campbell adds. “Extending it through the spring semester allows new groups of students to benefit from it as well.”

About the artist: Merry Moor Winnett moved to North Carolina in the late 1970’s and quickly became known for her signature techniques of infrared, hand-painted, toned, stitched and composite-printed photography. She studied at Michigan State University and University of South Florida where her career as an award-winning photographer began with accolades from Jerry Uelsmann and Clarence John Laughlin.

Winnett’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and is also represented at Guilford College, University of South Florida, Reynolds Collection, Greenhill Center for Art, New York’s Floating Foundation of Photography and other institutions.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 336-841-4685 for further information.

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