'Paradigm Shifts of Public Spaces: Wilmington'
Alexandria P. clay + Anthony Patterson
Aug 2 - aug 30, 2019 | anchorlight Wilmington
1 S. Front Street, Wilmington, NC
Paradigm shift: An important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way.
In "Paradigm Shifts of Public Spaces: Wilmington," artists Alexandria P. Clay and Anthony Patterson examine what happens to African-American public spaces after a paradigm shift disrupts communities. Using the Wilmington race riot of 1898 and the Wilmington Ten as catalysts, the artists present their take on public spaces that provided comfort and support, and prioritized African-American identities during those respective times. Through collages and paintings, Clay and Patterson examine these spaces before and after the events. #PSPSWilmington #ALWilmington
Through the exhibition, Clay continues her work dissecting public spaces and if they reflect all citizens, while Patterson continues his examination of how history in our state manifests in different ways today.
Anthony Patterson is the current Black On Black Project/Durham Art Guild Artist in Residence.
Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP here via Facebook.
Fourth Friday Art Walk reception: Friday, August 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Closing reception: Friday, August 30, 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP here via Facebook.
Gallery hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. email us for other inquiries.
Exhibition Research Material
"The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten"
North Carolina State Archives