**Rescheduled** TAC Talk: White Gold featuring Thomas Sayre



Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Chestnut St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605


*This event has been rescheduled to October 4th at 6:00 p.m.

Thomas Sayre has always made work that dances between human intention and the resistance of materials. His process of making allows the life of the work to spring from the world's serendipitous offerings when the human hand intersects with nature. The earthcasts in the exhibition, White Gold, are an expression of this intersection. Through his two-dimensional work, the same intersection is achieved with dirt, tar, paint, and Sayre's labor, the physical act of smearing, scraping, and rubbing. For Sayre, this process is also a symbolic reckoning with the past. White Gold refers to cotton and a reverence for the land, the labor, and the people (forced or unforced) who made cotton their livelihood. White Gold is a fierce expression of the Southern landscape: the searing beauty and the haunting pain of history, memory -- and ultimately belonging.

Thursday Art and Culture (TAC) Talks bring collegiate level lectures to your museum. Featuring scholars from around the country, the lectures are selected to provide supplemental information on our current exhibits, or highlight the history and heritage of the mountains.

Beginning at 6 pm these events have an hour long lecture with audience question and answer session at the end. Unless otherwise posted, all TAC talks are free for members and $5 for non-members.


Name: Willard Watson
Phone: (828) 295-9099 x3006
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    • Art/Cultural

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