University Galleries Hosts New Exhibition, “Flash Fiction”

By Markita C. Rowe / 08/28/2023 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2023) – The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting “Flash Fiction,” a new exhibition of collages from artist, Natalie Schorr. The exhibit features personal narratives of gender roles, psychological introspection and spiritual reflections. The opening reception is Thursday, Aug. 31. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 13.

“This exhibition explores the accumulation of narratives through the layering of imagery, materials and a variety of artistic techniques,” said Roy Carter, associate professor and visual arts program director. “Schorr composes narratives that take inspiration from lived experiences and the deep history of art making. There are so many visual surprises in Schorr’s work, but it somehow feels very familiar.”

Schorr explores mark-making while assembling fragments of unrelated images into poetic visual verses. Magazines, books, instruction manuals and wallpaper are only a few of the unexpected textures included in the work.

“I use whatever medium or combination of media necessary to express what I want to say,” said Schorr when asked how she decides what gets placed into her work.

Schorr’s work establishes connections between the viewer or reader of the images and the physical pull of one image to the next image as if the room was a large book where one engages in an intimate reading, chapter by chapter.

Several events in conjunction with the “Flash Fiction” exhibition will be hosted at the Henry Clinton Taylor Gallery in the Dudley Memorial Building on N.C. A&T’s campus.

Opening Reception - Aug. 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk - Sept. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion - Sept. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Schorr, a moderator and three speakers

In addition to the onsite location, the University Galleries features virtual exhibitions, which include:

“Black Art Matters” https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/black-art-matters.php
“Rosa: The Works of Bryan Collier” https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/collier/index.php
“Songs from the Motherland: Musical Instruments from the Permanent Collection” https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/songs-from-the-motherland/index.php

The University Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday by appointment. Exhibitions are free and open to the public and group tours are welcome. For more information, contact Roy Carter at 336-334-3209 or rcarter1@ncat.edu or visit the University Galleries website.

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