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Xaviera Simmons: Falk Visiting Artist
JAN 23 - MAY 29, 2021
2nd Floor: Gallery 6

Xaviera Simmons, Index Two, Composition Three, 2012. Chromogenic color print, 50 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo, Miami. © Xaviera Simmons
Images and objects, stories and geography, bodies and landscapes: artist Xaviera Simmons binds these multiple themes together in artworks that explore the complexity of history. Whether creating photographs, performances, sculptures, texts, or paintings, her work is anchored in archival research. Of specific interest to the artist are those documents and artifacts that shed light on the lesser-known stories and experiences of Indigenous and Black Americans. Honoring the layers and nuances of those narratives, Simmons never relays them in linear fashion. Instead, her images embrace abstraction and metaphor—offering viewers accumulations of visual quotations to be explored and considered from multiple perspectives.

The Falk Visiting artist program is a partnership between the Weatherspoon and UNCG’s School of Art. In conjunction with her exhibition at the Weatherspoon, Simmons will be meeting and working with students and will present a public talk.

This exhibition is organized by Dr. Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions.


Artist Talk: Xaviera Simmons • Thursday, Mar 11 @ 7pm, virtual event

Free Admission + Free Parking

Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-8pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays + holidays

Weatherspoon Art Museum
UNC Greensboro
500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
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