The exhibition is inspired by the concept of the mixtape, an object which was more than just a “playlist” but rather held delicately and intentionally selected music to share with a friend or a love interest. Each Subverbal member has chosen an artist from outside the collective to engage in a creative dialogue which will result in two submitted works for each pair. The theme of each dialogue is determined by the convergence of the two studio practices. Each set of pairs will be shown together. Like a great mixtape embraces variety, this show aims to celebrate the differences in our studio practices. With the goal of community in mind, this show will forge connections with artists both locally and afar.
Head to the VAE this Friday, June 2nd from 6-10pm to see two of Emily Smith's pieces in this years "Scope 2017"! Congrats Emily!
Last week to see "Time Will Tell" at the Ackland Art Museum. Subverbal Members Emily Smith and Joy Meyer have work on display.
"Time Will Tell" is this years annual MFA show hosted by the Ackland Art Museum. Seven artists including Joy Meyer and Emily Smith have work in this group exhibition. This show will only be up for another week so make sure to check it our soon! More info here
Subverbal was recently selected to exhibit at the Carrack in Durham, NC. Each member will partner with another artists and engage in a conversation about art. These conversations will then lead each artist to make an new piece. The work will be displayed in pairs.
Mixed Tape: 1.0 will be on view August 10-18
Artist Talk August 11
Reception August 18
Come see Joy Meyer and Emily Smith at their UNC MFA Thesis shows. Both shows will be held at the Alcott Gallery at the Hanes Art Center: 115 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Joy Meyer's "Persuasion" - March 20 - 24th Opening March 23rd 5:00 - 7:00
Emily Smith's - April 10 - 14th Opening April 13th 5:00 - 7:00
Subverbal was recently selected to be a featured exhibition at the Visual Arts Exchange in Raleigh. "The Lived Body" will be displayed in VAE's The Lab in May 2017.
Here's an excerpt about the exhibition. Each artist chose to engage with the concept of "the lived body" in several ways, so stay tuned for May 5- 25 to see the final result!
“My body is my point of view on the world not just another object in the world.”
In this group exhibition six artists have chosen to engage with Merleau-Ponty’s notion of der Leib or the body as lived body. As a phenomenologist, Merleau-Ponty sought to describe the world of human experience and to describe the world as experience.
One essential structure of human existence for his view is the body. For Merleau-Ponty, the body was not merely an anatomical physical object in the world (der Körper) but a necessary part of the order and the structure of existence. It is how humans engage with the world and how knowledge is directly acquired. The body also organizes and structures our phenomenological knowledge of being a being-in-the-world. "
SV Artist Emily Smith was awarded a billboard at the North Carolina Museum of Art as part of the Park Pictures 2016. (On view since November 6.) Click the link below to see Emily's submission alongside many other talented artists.
If you missed the opening reception for MA(T)TɘR-RɘALISM , now is your chance to meet some of the founders of Subverbal, talk art, and enjoy snacks and beverages. It is on Saturday, August 20th from 7-9pm at the Alcott Gallery in Hanes Art Center at UNC Chapel Hill.
Our Information Forager, Allison Tierney, will have several works on display at the Carrboro ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC for the upcoming Instructors Show. It will be on display in the Nicholson Gallery September 1-31. The Opening Reception is Friday, September 9, 6-8pm.
The current exhibition on view at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, CAMstellation, features work by Subverbal artists Erin Canady, Joy Meyer, Sydney Steen, and Allison Tierney. CAMstellation is on view until September 4th. More info here.