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Lucy Sexton: Smile for the Picture

March 23-29, 2016


Smile for the Picture is a solo exhibition by Lucy Sexton ’16, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

There are so many things left unsaid, hidden, or vaguely implied. We are taught to be “polite,” but sometimes politeness starts to feel like insincerity. As we surrender to politeness, we grow quiet. This silence facilitates peace yet also submission. Drowning in a flood of unspoken expectations, we put on facades and conform, juggling masks and personas. The only thing more uncomfortable than wishing someone would be honest, is actually confronting someone’s dishonesty. Spaces transform into stages and we perform for each other, playing the game and smiling for the camera.



Opening Reception – Thursday, March 24, 11:05am-12:05pm

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“Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness” Review in Sculpture Magazine - November 2016

Regina José Galindo: Acts of Endurance by Barbara Schreiber Regina José Galindo’s performances are often shocking and degrading. Sometimes naked, she is tasered, hit, bloodied, anesthetized, urinated on, or left for dead. “Bearing Witness,” at North Carolina’s David son College last fall, was Galindo’s first solo show in the United States. Curator Lia Newman gathered […]

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