Visual Art

North Carolina Museum of Art: EXHIBITION: Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings

( Sat., Sep. 23, 2017 - Sun., Dec. 31, 2017 )

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6407


Each of these 11 paintings, created between 1984 and 1990, is an imposing, industrial-like structure, reinforced by Sultan’s preferred media of Masonite tiles and tar. The resilience of his materials contrasts with his subject matter: fires, floods, and industrial catastrophes, which provoke feelings of fear, instability, and frailty. These large-scale paintings, most of which measure eight feet square, are heavy and dense, bringing a serious permanence to calamities that are often over in a flash.


On view in the Joyce W. Pope Gallery



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  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017