Blur: A Community Portrait Project

Artist Standing against a wallBlur: A Community Portrait Project
Artist Melissa Alexander
Curator Jonell Logan
October 16 – December 12, 2019 – Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, Central Campus

Artist Lecture
Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. – Bryant Hall, 1st floor Sloan Morgan, Central Campus

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. – Ross Art Gallery, 1st floor Overcash Center, Central Campus

Moments from our lives pass in a blur and tend to be forgotten. We are constantly moving, talking, watching, sending, and working – so much so that losing sight of ourselves is a shared reality. What happens, however when we slow down? When we sit? When those moments are stilled and remembered in a photograph?

Early in the semester, Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander used her camera to capture the students that embody Central Piedmont’s campus life through portraiture. These portraits have transformed Ross Gallery into the exhibition titled Blur: A Community Portrait Project that reclaims not only our time, but ourselves.

*photo credit: Chris Henderson

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