Artwork From the Avett Brothers’ Scott Avett to Be Featured at North Carolina Museum
In the fall of 2019, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will open Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E, a solo exhibition of work by Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers. Though Avett's work with the folk rock outfit has taken center stage since he co-founded the group in 2000, the banjo player and multi-instrumentalist has long been a visual artist as well. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University.
"I'm not anything first -- not painter, musician, writer, printmaker, performer -- before I am an artist," Avett states in a press release. "I'm always thinking in visual terms. Even when I'm writing, I'm thinking visually, and I feel like everything trickles down from that."
He adds that the art on display during the exhibit reflects a time period of two decades. "This body of work was made over a 20-year span. These are snapshots from my life as it moves and changes, all from the view of my conscience," Avett explains.
Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E will include large-scale portraits, prints and paintings, many of which take an emotional, vulnerable look at Avett and his family. The exhibit will open Oct. 12, 2019, and run through Feb. 2, 2020.
"This show reflects the NCMA's commitment to highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary art practice and to inviting consideration of individual and societal themes and issues that are raised by artists including Avett," museum director Valerie Hillings offers. "Like his songs, Avett's paintings, portraits of his family and himself, speak to universal issues of spirituality, struggle and transformation, as well as more personal stories of career, family and southern life."
The exhibit will launch on Friday, Oct. 11 with a party that will include cocktails, music and a first look at the artwork on display. Tickets to the exhibit and related events go on sale on Sept. 3 for museum members and on Sept. 17 for non-members. For more information, visit ncartmuseum.org.
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