Visual Voices: Truth Narratives is a NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION on view from March 14 - August 18, 2018. Guest curator Winnie Owens-Hart has invited artists Syd Carpenter, Roberto Lugo, Sana Musasama, Reginald Pointer, and Janathel Shaw to frame the curatorial concerns of Visual Voices: Truth Narratives. 35 selected ceramic artists create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. The sense of interconnectedness created by modern media has transformed what was once an ancestral community to now a global community.
Historically, the narrative ceramic object has engaged with the retelling of events through visual imagery codification. Makers have continued the creation of narrative works using clay. Some work is created based solely on the artist’s personal experiences while others are influenced by what they see through the media; many today are shaped by both. The exhibition is free of open to the public. For more information, visit http://contemporarycraft.org/exhibition/visual-voices-truth-narratives/