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Micro/Macro: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2021

April 16, 2021
12:00 am - 11:59 pm


Drawing from thinkers like Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992) and other Black Feminists/Womanists, Micro/Macro suggests to its viewers that “the personal is political” or that a micro perspective and a macro impact are inextricably linked. Poets and writers of all stripes, in content and in form and structure, suggest to readers that a piece of writing can move from the specific to broad (and back), that personal narratives can make larger arguments beyond the personal; the works by these visual artists are no different.

Guest curator Fred Joiner writes, “In Micro/Macro, the artists’ works suggests an inclusive universality, one that resists the staid confines of some museums or art spaces today. The personal nature of their works challenges singular narratives and traditional understandings of pleasure, interiority, memory and migration, landscape, and healing. Although they are giving voice to their specific concerns in the micro, these works expand our understanding of these ideas in the macro. This work resists the erasure aesthetic that weaponizes universality against artists whose bodies, lives, and practice fall outside of the historically white, canonical box.”

Participating artists are the five UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2021 Master of Fine Arts in in Studio Art candidates: Sheyda Arabyazdi, Minoo Emami, Alena Mehić, Vonnie Quest, and Krysta Sa.

This exhibit is available for viewing from April 16 – May 22.