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.