Internationally recognized photographer Lucinda Devlin’s first museum retrospective “Sightlines” will open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The exhibition will feature 83 photographs from Devlin’s five-decade career, many of which will be on display for the very first time in the United States.

“The Weatherspoon is delighted to present this exhibition of photographs by Lucinda Devlin,” said museum director Nancy Doll. “I still remember the first time I saw images from her ‘Omega Suites’ series at the Venice Biennale in 2001 – they were incredibly powerful.”

Devlin’s photographs serve as social commentaries on issues such as personal rights, the death penalty and agribusiness.

“It’s interesting to see how diverse Lucinda Devlin’s subject matter is – from images of kitschy thematic hotel rooms to somber execution chambers and the apparatuses associated with them,” said Elaine Gustafson, curator of collections at the Weatherspoon. I think visitors to the exhibition will be rewarded if they spend time looking closely at the photographs to see their idiosyncrasies and how they relate to one’s own experiences and perceptions.”

The exhibition will be on display from Jan. 28 through April 23 in the Weatherspoon’s Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery. On Friday, Jan. 27, the Weatherspoon will host an artist talk and public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Admission to the Weatherspoon is free. To plan your visit, visit weatherspoon.uncg.edu.

 

Story by Nancy Maingi, contributor
Photography courtesy of Lucinda Devlin