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A Door is Not A Window: Herb Jackson

Exhibition dates: August 26, 2017 – February 1, 2018

This exhibition catalogue features major abstract works from the past two decades by Raleigh native Herb Jackson, one of North Carolina’s premier contemporary artists. The title of the exhibition comes from an explanation Jackson once offered about his work. “The history of narrative painting,” he said, “is based on representing a reality as if were viewed through a window, whereas I am interested in presenting a new entity that one enters, as if by a door.” Text by Lia Newman.

Herb Jackson: A Door Is Not a Window was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title co-curated by Lia Newman, director and curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, and Roger Manley, director and curator of the Gregg Museum. The exhibition was one of three inaugural shows marking the grand opening of the Gregg Museum’s first dedicated, standalone museum building.
ISBN 987-0-9831217-8-7 (36 pgs)

A Door is Not A Window cover featuring a n abstract painting in shades of orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple

All is Possible: Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal

Exhibition Dates: February 2, 2020 – December 20, 2020

One of the first female industrial designers, Mary Ann Scherr was also the first woman designer to work in the automobile industry. Two of Scherr’s product designs were ranked among the top 100 of the 20th century. Curated by jewelry historian Ana Estrades, All is Possible includes numerous examples of her innovative jewelry, body monitors, and design work.

ISBN 978-1-7329915-3-8 (34 pgs)

All Is Possible Catalog cover - featuring an oxygen monitor pendant

Animate Earth: Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2020 – June 27, 2021

Artist Andy Nasisse plays with the deep, instinctive tendency to “see things in things” by focusing his lens on naturally eroded rock formations (mimetoliths are rocks that seem to mimic something else), while also working in his clay studio to make ceramic sculptures that challenge the viewer to discern the intentionality that went into creating them. Texts by David Steel, Tom Patterson, and Renée Stout.

ISBN 978-1-7329915-4-5 (31 pgs)

Alternate Earth catalog cover featuring a ceramic sculpture of gold and red face-like formations

Borderlands: Evidence from the Rio Grande by Susan Harbage Page

Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2019 – July 28, 2019

Borderlands: Evidence From the Rio Grande includes photographs Susan Harbage Page took at the U.S.-Mexico border along with objects (shoes, wallets, eyeglasses, toothbrushes, toys) dropped by immigrants in their haste to get across the border while avoiding the Border Patrol. Texts by Manuela de Leonardis, Audrey Goodman, China Medel, Élisabeth Vallet, Inéz Valdez, and Susan Harbage Page.  

ISBN 978-1-7329915-0-7 (40 pgs)

Borderlands catalog cover, featuring a photo of the border wall between Texas, USA and Mexico

crossed kalunga by the stars & other acts of resistance

Exhibition Dates: August 31, 2021 – March 12, 2022

crossed kalunga by the stars & other acts of resistance features art by seven contemporary artists whose work evidences these types of journeys and their own. Works by José Bedia, Athlone Clarke, André Leon Gray, Esmerelda Mila, Rex Miller, Marielle Plaisir, and Renée Stout navigate awareness and adversity in conversation with nature and memory. Each shares a distinct perspective on how art can speak provocative truths amidst a sea of mutable facts. In their own way, each artist gathers and weaves networks of mythologies and contested histories — past and recent — to embed their production with layers of creative, ancestral, and spiritual DNA to elucidate possible futures in formation. – Guest Curator, Tosha Grantham.

ISBN 978-1-7329915-6-9 (32 pgs)

Design Duet: The Lives of Robert Black & Ormond Sanderson

Exhibition Dates: March 25, 2018 – September 9, 2018

In the early 1960s, while the Research Triangle Park was turning central North Carolina into a magnet for modern technology, Robert Black and Ormond Sanderson’s StrawValley complex presented furniture, lighting, and design by such well known architect/designers as Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, and Le Corbusier. Black and Sanderson were not only among the first to introduce modern design to Southern consumers, but are also major artists in their own right. Text by Tom Patterson. 

ISBN 978-0-9831217-9-4 (116 pgs)

Design Duet cover featuring an abstract design in gray, red, yellow, white and black alternating polygonal shapes, mostly rectangles

Eric Serritella: Sharing Spaces

Exhibition Dates: April 14, 2022 – December 3, 2022

Artist Eric Serritella creates hyperrealistic ceramic sculptures that mimic tree bark. Each organic creation he makes is filled with metaphors, both literal and implied. The anthropomorphic elements and naturalistic vessel forms are meant to remind us that we humans are inseparable from our natural surroundings. Serritella is strongly guided by Asian tea culture and his works are influenced and informed by Japanese concepts of wabi sabi and the nature-inspired Chinese Yixing teapots of the 1600s. Text by Eric Serritella, Roger Manley, Rachel Delphia, and John O’Hern.

ISBN 978-1-7329915-8-3

Explorations: Science Sculptures by Christina Lorena Weisner

Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2019 – July 28, 2019

Sculptor Christina Lorena Weisner finds and repurposes objects originally designed and fabricated as scientific instruments in order to explore complex relationships between objects, humans, and the natural environment. The exhibition included works responding to ocean bottom seismology, meteorite impacts, streamline evolution, and inland aquatic ecosystems. Text by Lauren Hanson.

ISBN 978-1-7329915-1-4 (40 pgs)

Explorations catalog, featuring Weisner's sculpture that resembles a radio telescope dish

Frank Lee Craig: Near Distance

Exhibition Dates: February 11, 2022 – August 20, 2022

Frank Lee Craig–Near Distance features multimedia work, collages, paintings, and sculptures by the late architect and NC State College of Design Graduate, Frank Lee Craig (B. Arch ’77). The bulk of the very substantial body of work we celebrate in this exhibition parallels his efforts to make sense of the mortal circumstance he suddenly confronted when diagnosed with a fatal illness, as well as his need to keep seeing the world through the lens of endless opportunities and possibilities. Frank Lee Craig–Near Distance was co-curated by Dr. Margret Kentgens-Craig and Roger Manley. Text by Roger Manley, Margret Kentgens-Craig, and Robert Rauschenberg.

ISBN 978-7329915-7-6 (41 pgs)

Frank Lee Craig, Good Life with a Good Wife, 2003. Printed papers collage, 14 1/2 x 13 inches.

Show & Tell: Celebrating the Gregg Museum’s Collections

Exhibition Dates: August 31, 2017 – December 20, 2017

Both the book and exhibition by the same title (August 26, 2017 through December 20, 2017) represent the range of the Gregg’s holdings. Not a “treasures of” show so much as a fascinating sampler, objects are gathered from the many different areas in which the museum collects, including ceramics and glass, design, fine art, fine craft, furniture, outsider art, photography, textiles, garments and accessories, social and domestic objects, archaeological artifacts and ethnographic materials. Includes a history of the museum. The exhibition was one of three inaugural shows marking the grand opening of the Gregg Museum’s first dedicated, standalone museum building. Texts by Charlotte Wainwright, Roger Manley, and others.

ISBN 978-0-9831217-6-3 (322 pgs)

Show & Tell cover - magnolia sculpture

Southern Surreal: Masterpiece Furniture by Tilden Stone

Exhibition Dates: March 21, 2019 – September 8, 2019

The “grand eccentric” Tilden Stone (1874-1952) may have been North Carolina’s greatest furniture maker. The exhibition, Southern Surreal: Masterpiece Furniture by Tilden Stone, showcased never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, many of which featured unusual secret compartments, false fronts and bizarre surreal shapes incorporated into their misleadingly traditional structures. A little-known pioneer in the development of the state’s emerging furniture industry, some of the companies Stone helped found remain major manufacturers today, yet he lived in a house shaped like a ship and spent much of his life at sea. Text by Roger Manley.

ISBN 978-1-7329915-2-1 (40 pgs)

Southern Surreal catalog cover

Stephen Althouse: Objects of Intention

Exhibition Dates: August 31, 2020 – May 9, 2021

Sculptor-photographer Stephen Althouse begins with art pieces he creates using man-made objects, cloth, tools, and simple farm machinery. He then records images of them using large format film cameras and highly specialized printing and development processes. The resulting prints are quite large (up to 9 feet wide), and display exquisite detail and rich tones, commanding a sculptural presence. These mystic, almost sacred depictions of the human experience are further enriched by the artist through the addition of deftly embedded messages in the images themselves. Text by Tom Patterson.

ISBN978-1-7329915-5-2 (34 pgs)

Objects of Intention cover featuring the photo of a book resting on a wicker basket

Other catalogues may be available from past exhibitions. The list includes catalogues currently available for purchase through the museum’s e-commerce store. Catalogues may also be purchased in person. Please note that sales tax and shipping cost is calculated based on your zip code and will be included at checkout. For NC residents, the final price will be as listed above (tax already included). Contact the Gregg Museum directly for bulk purchases. For questions please contact the Gregg Museum at (919) 515-3503 or e-mail gregg@ncsu.edu.