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Exhibition: Front Burner (Story)

Lien Truong, I, Buffalo, 2017, acrylic, silk, fabric paint, antique gold-leaf obi thread, black salt and smoke on linen, 96 x 72 in., North Carolina Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the William R. Roberson Jr. and Frances M. Roberson Endowed Fund for North Carolina Art; © 2017 Lien Truong

Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting

March 7, 2020 – June 21, 2020
East Building, Level B, Joyce W. Pope Gallery

Throughout modern art history, painting has been declared dead and later resuscitated so many times that the issue now tends to fall on deaf ears. Despite any debate over painting’s viability, artists continue to persevere in keeping the medium fresh and new. Currently painting is enjoying a revival in the art world, and innovative North Carolina artists are helping to maintain its vibrant place on the front burner.