Two new exhibitions, featuring works from the permanent collection will be on display beginning June 3.
The work of Chris Hondros, NC State University alumni and conflict photographer for Getty Images. These works were gifted to the Gregg by Getty Images at Hondros’ request. As a professional war photographer he worked in most of the world’s major conflict zones of the last two decades, including Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq, and Liberia. His work appeared on the covers of Newsweek and The Economist, and on the front pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He was killed on the morning of April 20, 2011, while photographing in Misrata, Libya.
All the Chris Hondros photos on display were gifts of Getty Images and are in the Gregg Museum’s permanent collection.
As an artist, Stevens’ interest in nature was inspired by reading the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman, as well as studying Chinese Sung Dynasty silk paintings and the works of James McNeill Whistler and John Henry Twachtman. During the last decade of his life, Stevens’ work became increasingly non-objective (abstract), as he gained greater appreciation for the art then being created at Black Mountain College, twenty miles east of Asheville.
All the Stevens works on display were gifts of the Will Henry Stevens Memorial Trust and are in the Gregg Museum’s permanent collection.