It is still a bit slow as arts organizations start reopening after the holidays but here are a few things on our list to see the next few weeks.
Sunday, January 14
Sunday Fun Day
Mint Museum UPTOWN
if you have little ones, and you are interested in getting them interested in the arts, bring them to The Mint Museum Uptown for Sunday Fun Day. The family friendly event includes gallery visits, artist demonstrations, family yoga, and art activities.
Through January 21
There are just a few more weeks to see Tim Youd’s exhibition, Movable Type, on view until January 21st at Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. It’s just a short drive to see new work by the Los Angeles-based artist who is currently focused on retyping 100 novels over a ten-year period. Youd retypes the novels as a public performance on the same make and model typewriter the author used, in a location with specific significance to the novel selected. The artist stacks two pieces of paper together and types the entire novel on the top sheet, repeatedly running the sheets through the typewriter. The two sheets, a document of Youd’s performance, are then presented as a diptych, encompassing every letter, space, and punctuation mark in the book. Curated by Paul Bright, the exhibition also includes are a series of paintings utilizing typewriter ribbons as well as a video from Youd’s recent performances during the 2017 Venice Biennale.
Through January 31
If you missed the reception of Interbeing at Sozo Gallery no worries. It’s not too late to see this exhibition featuring new paintings by Kenny Nguyen. (FYI, there’s a second late night option to catch the exhibition during the Uptown Art Crawl on January 25 from 7-9pm). Nguyen’s title was taken from a relatively new term coined by Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and activist, to describe the essential interconnectedness of the universe. We love the message: we are part of the whole web of life; we are not isolated or alone.