Dr. Deborah Willis, New York University (NYU) professor and renowned African-American artist, photographer, photographic historian, author, curator and scholar will attend a reception at Fayetteville State University (FSU) to kick-off FSU's 2018-19 Fine Art Series season with an exhibit featuring her work at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Rosenthal Gallery (225 Rosenthal Building) on the FSU campus.
Call It Black, is an exhibit of works visualizing Images of the black subject, whether artistic, documentary, or anthropological from the 1930s to present, developed by Dwight Smith, FSU Rosenthal Gallery director and Department of Performing and Fine Arts assistant professor of visual arts. The photography collection features several works composed or published by Willis, who at NYU also has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on photography & imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender.
The exhibit will also display works by renowned artists such as Juanita Anderson, Oni Akilah, Anthony Barboza, Lonnell Hurst, Albert Chong, Sonya Clark, Adger Cowans, Tanya Murphy Dodd, Oggi Ogburn, Bill Sanders, Griffith J. Davis, P.H. Polk, Hugh Grannum, James Van Der Zee, Earlie Hudnall and Lenthon B. Clark.
The exhibit will run August 25 to September 30.