On Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m., the Hunter will welcome Erin Corrales-Diaz as part of its Art Wise series. Corrales-Diaz, the recently appointed curator of the Johnson Collection in South Carolina, is completing her dissertation, “Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma and the Civil War, 1861-1915,” from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Corrales-Diaz’s expertise in late 19th century American art, particularly the art of the south and representations of the Civil War and its aftermath, will illuminate the profound geographical complexities of Daingerfield’s practice. Daingerfield was born in Virginia on the eve of the Civil War, moved to New York in 1880, and later summered each year in North Carolina, traveling between different cultures, climates, and deeply divided parts of the country.
Continuing the scholarly attention on Daingerfield, join Heather Palmer, UTC associate professor of English, and James Arnett, UTC assistant professor of English, as they consider the tension between materialism and spiritualism in Daingerfield’s paintings on Sunday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. Living in the industrializing economy of the northeast, Daingerfield strove to counter the consumerism of the Gilded Age by bringing attention to the spiritual world, paradoxically through the creation of objects to be sold in the art market.
For a different take on Daingerfield’s work, the Hunter will host the River City Sessions with live music and storytelling created specifically for the exhibition on Thursday, January 28 at 6 pm. River City Sessions is a collaborative performance that brings together storytellers, musicians and poets influenced by the artistry of the south. This Thursday, storyteller Michael Gray and his band of musicians will spin tales and play melodies inspired by the history of Daingerfield’s North Carolina.
Those more interested in the art of drawing are invited to join Hunter Associate Curator Miranda Hofelt as she shares a few of the figurative pieces created by Daingerfield on Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m. Afterwards accomplished figurative artist and teacher Stan Townsend will demonstrate live figure drawing from a clothed model. Guests are invited to observe and to ask questions during the demonstration, which offers an insightful opportunity to see the figure drawing process and learn more about Daingerfield’s tremendous figurative work. This program is co-presented by Townsend Atelier in conjunction with its weekly figure drawing studio.
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