Perceptions and Recognitions: African Americans of Eastern North Carolina by Burk Uzzle

February 3 – April 30, West Wing Gallery

Perceptions + Recognitions is a new body of work by internationally recognized photographer Burk Uzzle commissioned by the Greenville Museum of Art. The exhibition will be twenty (25) original pictures of residents in eastern North Carolina and shown at the Greenville Museum of Art in 2017.

Perceptions + Recognitions is designed to offer individuals, families, and organizations a way to experience their neighbors, whether familiar or unknown.

The title reflects the fact that too frequently we hold perceptions about others that are disconnected from their truths and therefore inaccurate. Art has always afforded us the opportunity to share seminal emotions with strangers, to realize a connection, to know that our human experience may not be unique although our circumstances may be unrecognizable.

Dr. Alma Cobb Hobbs – (c) Burk Uzzle

Dr. Alma Cobb Hobbs – (c) Burk Uzzle

Congregation Ladies (c) Burk Uzzle

Congregation Ladies – (c) Burk Uzzle

On loan from the North Carolina Museum of Art

Burk Uzzle Perceptions and Recognitions Virtual Tour

Presenting Sponsor

Artist Supporter


Emily Monk Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Corbitt, III
Harvey Wooten
Mr. and Mrs. D Jordan Whichard, III
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Webb
East Carolina University School of Art and Design
College of Fine Art and Communications
ECU Division of Research Economic Development and Engagement