“Liminal” is an exhibition by Meredith Connelly and will open in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building (CAB) Art Gallery with a public reception on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meredith Connelly will also give a public artist talk before the reception on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 5 p.m. in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, Room 2033. This exhibition will run through Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The CAB Art Gallery is located in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building, 5270 Randall Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Meredith Connelly is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, best known for her grand-scale installations that emphasize the interplay of light, science, and technology. Connelly’s illuminated, site-specific displays – complete with interactive elements – connect and submerge viewers into glowing, otherworldly environments. Developed from and influenced by the organic qualities of
nature, Connelly’s structures are formed using manufactured materials that are able to accurately capture the elaborate detail of the natural world, while also supporting environmental sustainability. Having worked with lighting and technology as a material for over a decade, Connelly has built a practice that has not only captured national attention but has engaged hundreds of thousands of participants in the evocative and inclusive power of public art. Also inspired by nature are Connelly’s complex hand-cut works on paper, reflective of the microscopic world, which she presses against transparent materials to resemble microscope slides. Connelly’s two-dimensional works have been exhibited in various galleries, group exhibitions, and museums, offering viewers a different, more collectible approach to her pivotal artistic practice. Connelly is committed to expanding community and culture through the arts, is an advocate for equality and women in the arts, and places great emphasis on supporting emerging and underrepresented femme, BIPOC, and LQBTQIA+ artists in all stages of their careers. More recently, Connelly has also been honing her curatorial process, developing and executing art exhibitions attached to causes she is passionate about that also address complex social issues through art. The artist is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and currently lives and creates in the Lake Norman area outside of Charlotte, NC with her husband and three girls.