We are pleased to share that Elizabeth Alexander, David Halliday, Peter Glenn Oakley, and Jaydan Moore are part of the Nature Morte exhibition currently on view at UNC Charlotte.
Rowe Galleries and the Department of Art & Art History are the first American hosts of a stunning exhibition developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in London. Opening September 21, Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre strongly identified with the 16th and 17th centuries.
Nature Morte is based on chief curator Dr. Michael Petry’s book of the same name, which brings together for the first time the poignant, provocative re-imaginings of the traditional still life by more than 180 international contemporary artists, including David Hockney, John Currin, Sherrie Levine, Reena Saini Kallat, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, and Ai Wei Wei. Both the book and the exhibition explore the timeless themes of life, death, and the irrevocable passing of time in works that invite us to pause and reconsider what it means to be human.
The exhibition is the first stop on a proposed American tour, after a much lauded European tour that included London’s Guildhall and the Museum of Contemporary Art at the newly modernized 1913 Four Dome Pavillion in Wroclaw, Poland. In each venue, historic works have been borrowed from local museums to complement those that form the spine of the exhibition coming from London. In Charlotte, UNC Charlotte curators Adam Justice and Andrew Leventis have added historical and contemporary works from local sources and from artists nationwide.
The exhibition will be on view at the Rowe Galleries at UNC Charlotte through November 3, 2022.