Folding Light - Indy Weeek

Henry, Gordon and Hicks



SUNTRUST GALLERY AT THE DURHAM ART GUILD—If you haven't yet wrapped yourself in Folding Light, the collaborative installation by Durham artists Heather Gordon and Warren Hicks, tuck into this Third Friday reception before the show closes Nov. 28. It combines photography, video and sculpture into a stark yet humane black-and-white world.

The "Folding Portraits" series combines Hicks' photos of faces with Gordon's signature origami-like folds, with the patterns determined by the subjects' personal data, to create portraits that bulge with internal significance. The show also includes "The Shape of Light," a grid of 60 of Hicks' painterly photos on aluminum panels; "Moving Light," a series of video interviews with Durham artists, and other enchanting tricks of the light from two artists whose abstractions of space and information are well matched. 5–7 p.m., 120 Morris St., Durham, 919-560-2713, —Brian Howe

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SCOPE: The Southern Landscape

A Lot of Clouds

Visual Art Exchange gathers dozens of regional views in SCOPE: The Southern Landscape

by Julie Thomson

June 17, 2015

In this year's SCOPE: The Southern Landscape we witness 46 views of the landscape by 39 artists from 11 states, including North Carolina. Juried by Nasher Museum of Art curator Marshall Price, this survey includes subjects ranging from natural to postindustrial, as well as from abstract to realistic.

...Parts of the commercial landscape are visible in Warren Hicks' "A Lot of Clouds." His focus on the top of a parking-lot light against a dramatic backdrop of sky and clouds creates a relationship between natural and artificial light, where the complexity of the evening sky triumphs over the electric. Hicks' photograph also raises the possibility that this view could be anywhere, not just in the South, gesturing toward the growing similarity of corporate American landscapes...

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New Exhibition!


Prism Sails - photo courtesy of the artist  


ACKLAND MUSEUM STORE—Durham invades Chapel Hill in Necessary Work, a new exhibit by Golden Belt artists at the Ackland Museum Store. Curated by Heather Gordon, who is behind the "Off the Radar" pop-up shows at Golden Belt, the exhibit features a diverse, lively array of mixed-media work.... painter and photographer Warren Hicks creates numinous effects in abstractions such as "Prism Sails" (seen above). Following this opening reception, the show runs through April 4. 6 p.m., 100 E. Franklin St.,

Chapel Hill, 919-962-0216, Brian Howe, Indy Week