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A Door is Not A Window: Herb Jackson
Exhibition Dates: 8/26/17-2/1/17
This exhibition catalog 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. ISBN 987-0-9831217-8-7 (36 pgs)
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.
All is Possible: Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal
Exhibition Dates: 2/20/20-12/23/20
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)
Animate Earth: Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse
Exhibition Dates: 10/20/20-6/27/21
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)
Borderlands: Evidence from the Rio Grande by Susan Harbage Page
Exhibition Dates: 2/7/19-7/28-19
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)
Design Duet: The Lives of Robert Black & Ormond Sanderson
Exhibition Dates: 3/25/18-9/9/18
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)
Explorations: Science Sculptures by Christina Lorena Weisner
Exhibition Dates: 2/7/19-7/28/19
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)
Objects Of Intention by Stephen Althouse
Exhibition Dates: 8/31/20 – 5/9/21
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)
Show & Tell: Celebrating the Gregg Museum’s Collections
Exhibition Dates: 8/31/17-12/20/17
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)
Southern Surreal: Masterpiece Furniture by Tilden Stone
Exhibition Dates: 3/21/19-9/8/19
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)
Other catalogues may be available from past exhibitions. The list above includes catalogues currently available for purchase through the museum’s e-commerce store. Please note that sales tax is calculated based on your zipcode. For NC residents, the final price will be as listed above (tax already included). For more info, please contact the Gregg Museum at (919) 515-3503 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.