Gregg Museum of Art & Design: ANIMATE EARTH - Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse


Fri., Oct. 30, 2020 ( Tue., Oct. 20, 2020 - Sun., Jun. 27, 2021 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design, 1903 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607

Program

For years, master photographer and ceramicist Andy Nasisse has explored the figure in the landscape of the South and desert Southwest, engaging with what is probably the most basic impulse of the human imagination:  the tendency to “see things in things.” When we see recognizable forms in random shapes like clouds, look up at the Man in the Moon (or Rabbit in the Moon, if one is Asian), collect heart-shaped pebbles, or name cave formations for their resemblance to famous people, we experience a heightened sense of pareidolia. It is something we all do unconsciously all the time in the process of trying to make sense of the world. 
 
Nasisse plays with this deeply planted instinct by focusing his lens on naturally eroded rock formations (mimetoliths are rocks that mimic something else), while also working in his clay studio to make ceramic sculptures that challenge the viewer to discern the intentionality that went into creating them. The tension between images of rocks that “accidentally” look intentional and ceramic sculptures that intentionally look accidental yields a rare opportunity to see how seeing works.

Notes

All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Gregg Museum is open on a reduced schedule due to the pandemic. Reservations for timed entry are required. Please visit Gregg.arts.ncsu.edu for ticket information and registration, hours, directions, and announcements regarding openings, programs and other events. 

Cost

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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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