Exhibition by Annie Blazejack & Geddes Levenson: January 5th – May 31st
We, Annie Blazejack and Geddes Levenson, are engaged in a long-term painting collaboration. We’ve been working together for about ten years, learning about each other’s techniques and idea-building processes over time. We started out with various rules and systems for co-creation, training ourselves to blend our artistic instincts into a unified voice. Now, our practice has become more fluid. Sometimes we pass an idea or image back and forth between individually created works, and sometimes we paint together on the same canvas, layering over each other’s brush strokes.
The paintings form an ongoing conversation, building towards ideas better than either of us could imagine alone. We challenge each other’s expectations and defaults, looking at problems from two different perspectives at once. Think of two eyes pooling information about a three-dimensional world, or two speakers generating stereo surround sound. Sometimes we refer to our duality in our paintings by including mirrors and wobbly reflections, imperfect copies and repetitions, or scenes that happen both above and below water.
Our narrative paintings examine the interdependence between human-made and wilderness spaces. As the climate warms and ecosystems try to adapt, how will we adapt in kind? Science fiction stories, especially those about human encounters with alien landscapes, help us imagine our changing relationship to wild places with creativity and nuance.
The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. DAG’s mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts. The Guild has maintained a presence and partnership at Golden Belt Campus since 2011. Their current space showcases monthly exhibitions by local artists, as well as two studios for their Artist in Residence and Creative Mentorship Programs. Photo shown is from Gymenii’s exhibit in December, 2018 (photo courtesy of Kia Smith).
The gallery is open from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday and from noon – 6 PM on Sundays.
The heart and soul of the Golden Belt arts program, the Warehouse Studios are home to 25 individual studio artists as well as the Golden Belt Warehouse Artists gallery. The place to be on Third Fridays, these studios are home to a wide variety of styles and mediums, including paint, jewelry, fashion design, photography, and digital arts. The studios are located at 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701.
[Photo courtesy of Kia Smith]
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March 5th – June 3rd, 2022
I always start a painting with an idea or an inspiration, but I believe that I am just a vessel for the art.
Many times, that idea takes a life of its own as the art flows through me onto the canvas.
I like to incorporate many different techniques and textures.
As an African-American abstract artist, my goal is to expose my community to different perspectives in art as much as possible.
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Third Fridays in Durham are an institution – and the Golden Belt Warehouse studios and galleries are the main attraction. Meet and discuss art with the artists themselves. If you love it, buy it – and help our professional artists continue to make Durham a legitimate and noteworthy fine arts location. Events take place at 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701.
We are currently accepting submittals for the Great Hall for 2022. If you are interested in exhibiting your work or your organization’s work in either the Great Hall or the Community Gallery in Building 2, please contact Justin Sacco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are vetted by the Golden Belt Arts Steering Committee.
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