December 16, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum
Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 7 PM
Elliott University Center Auditorium
*This UC/LS event is FREE. No tickets required*
Multimedia artist Sanford Biggers creates artworks that intentionally complicate our understandings of history, culture, and identity. His densely layered paintings on antique southern quilts combine imagery from such disparate sources as Buddhism, graffiti, and harmonics. Linked by themes of navigation, these motifs simultaneously recall stories of quilts being used as markers on the Underground Railroad and star charts employed by astronomers. At once visually beautiful and conceptually rich, they pose important questions about how history informs the present and how all humans—regardless of context—try to make their way in a complicated world.
This exhibition is organized by Dr. Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Curator of Exhibitions.
The show is presented in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Art as part of the Falk Visiting Artist program and with support from the College of Visual and Performing Arts University Concert and Lecture Series.