Credit: William Dunlap

William Dunlap - Geography Matters, North Carolina Collectors

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Main Gallery

Geography Matters captures Dunlap's vast works from personal collections across North Carolina. Dunlap says that he became familiar with the power of place in art through southern literature. Surrounded by so much benevolence, talent, goodwill and glorious landscape, he was captivated by place and people in the creation of his works.

Curated from the holdings of the many private collections that include Dunlap's work, pieces from his four-decade career will be displayed. William Dunlap had this to say about the curating process of this particular exhibition:

"It's hard to imagine a more practical way to organize an exhibition than to simply reach out and take what's available. Once this process became obvious to us, the idea of organizing around some theme, concept or even chronology, paled in comparison to the possibilities of geography."

About William Dunlap

William Dunlap has distinguished himself as an artist, arts commentator and educator, during a career that has spanned more than four decades. Curated from the holdings of some of the many private collections that include the artist's work, this exhibition features early through recent work. The artist has an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi, and taught at Appalachian State University in North Carolina (1970-79) and Memphis State University (1979-80.) He currently maintains studios in: McLean, Virginia; Mathiston, Mississippi; and Coral Gables, Florida.

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