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Press Release: 
J. Stacy Utley joins
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
as New Gallery Artist
 

The gallery is proud to welcome J. Stacy Utley to the gallery’s artist roster. Born on Lakenheath Airforce Base in Suffolk, England, and raised in Raleigh North Carolina, Stacy is a critically acclaimed artist whose work addresses complex narratives found within the African American diaspora. Stacy is limitless in his experimentation with medium, shaping his body of work in ink, watercolor, oil and chalk pastels, acrylics, and found or sourced objects. His collages, assemblages, paintings and drawings address the topics of displacement, cultural appropriation, religion and race.
 

Stacy first exhibited at the gallery in 2020’s fall show, HOME. He has exhibited his work nationally and regionally in both solo and group shows. He is also an award-winning public artist and has executed commissions across the Southeast. Stacy’s work is in several distinguished private, public and university collections including The Center for Political Art in Washington, DC, The Perry Foundation’s Gas Light Hotel Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, North Carolina State University and Johnson C Smith University. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State University, College of Design and his Master of Fine Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge Massachusetts.

 

This fall, Stacy’s artwork will be included in the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture's inaugural biennial exhibition: Visual Vanguard: Shaping the Next Decade of African American Art in the Carolinas. His public artwork in collaboration with Evoke Studio Architecture will also be exhibited at the 2021 Venice Biennale Architectura.
 

J. Stacy Utley. Photo by Makayla Binter @mkay_15

Elder Gallery of

Contemporary Art
Welcomes

New Gallery Artist
J. Stacy Utley

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WET PAINT
WET PAINT

Goodyear Arts Camp North End

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WIP Works In Progress Alumni Show
WIP Works In Progress Alumni Show
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Gendered an Inclusive Show
Gendered an Inclusive Show

Mint Museum Uptown

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One Five-O Gallery show
One Five-O Gallery show
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Student Workshop
Student Workshop

Work created by students and presented to Nationals at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, National Convention, Charlotte NC

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Student Workshop
Student Workshop

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, National Convention, Charlotte NC

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My Soul Reading and book signing
My Soul Reading and book signing

Harvey B Gantt Center for African American Culture, Charlotte NC

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My Soul Reading and book signing
My Soul Reading and book signing

Harvey B Gantt Center for African American Culture, Charlotte NC

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PRIDE MAGAZINE November 2014
PRIDE MAGAZINE November 2014

Listed as 1 of 3 emerging artist to watch. Article written by Angie Moses in November 2014 issue of Living with Pride Magazine, Charlotte NC

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NCSU SHOW OCTOBER 6
NCSU SHOW OCTOBER 6

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

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