Coexistence: Nature vs. Nurture

West Bedroom Gallery

This exhibition brings together works from Reynolda, Wake Forest University Print Collections, and Special Collections and Archives at Z. Smith Reynolds Library to examine the theme of interaction. What kinds of reciprocal relationships between human beings find expression in art? How has art commented upon the involvement that human beings have with the natural world? This exhibition navigates the negotiation of human interactions and how we interact with the reality around us, as the aftermath of the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic drastically shifted our perceived reality and interactions with others and the world.

This exhibition is curated by Wake Forest students in Dr. Morna O’Neill’s class, Art 396: The Art Museum —History, Theory, Controversy: Brighid Biehl, Amanda Jones, Audrey Kim, Jillian Liu, Tsing Liu, and Olivia Wright.

Image: Fairfield Porter (1907–75), Autumn Tree, 1964. Crayon, watercolor, ink, graphite on paper, 10 in x 13 3/4 in. Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Gift from David Rice in honor of Betsy Main Babcock