From Alpha to Creation: Religion in the Deep South

February 15–May 26, 2024 (SECCA); February 17–August 18, 2024 (NCMA)
East Building, Level B, Video Gallery, Photography Gallery 1 (Julian T. Baker Jr. Gallery) and 2 (Allen G. Thomas Jr. Gallery), SECCA, Potter Gallery

For the first time as affiliated institutions, the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art present a shared exhibition between both spaces, bringing awareness of global artists to audiences across our state. Examining place and theology from North Carolina to eastern Texas, From Alpha to Creation: Religion in the Deep South incorporates photography, video, and sculpture to survey various iconography and rituals throughout our landscape.

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The exhibition includes works by Alec Soth, Allison Janae Hamilton, Ambrose Murray, Baseera Khan, Bill Aron, Brandon Thibodeaux, Bill Aron, Burk Uzzle, Charles Edward Williams, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Deborah Luster, Earlie Hudnall Jr., Heather Baebii Lee, Jamal Cyrus, Jeffrey Gibson, Keni Anwar, Linda Foard Roberts, Logan Lynette Burroughs, Margaret Sartor, Ralph Burns, and Titus Brooks Heagins.

Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.

Exhibition Sponsors:

Mason Freeman and Richard Cox

Ralph Burns, Tent Revival #1, Naples, NC, 1992, 1992, gelatin silver print, 11 × 14 in.; © Ralph Burns

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