"Ngerringkrrety: One Voice, Many Stories" Art by Regina Pilawuk Wilson

"Ngerringkrrety: One Voice, Many Stories"
Regina Pilawuk Wilson

May 25 - July 27, 2018

The opening reception is from 5:30- 7:30 on Friday, May 25. Artist remarks at 6:30pm

This summer, three exhibitions of Aboriginal art involving one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, will be on view in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. Join us for an opportunity to meet this remarkable artist, activist and matriarch.

This solo exhibition of Regina's work at Second Street Gallery features paintings on canvas and paper, as well as fiber works and prints. The inspiration for Wilson’s works come from the traditional weaving practices of her people. “My painting,’ says Wilson, ‘it’s about the weaving. In case our daughters or grandchildren forget, it’s on the painting. My big sister told me to do the story on painting for our kids, so they can remember what our ancestors used to do a long time ago. The story, it’s there from a hundred thousand years ago.” In shimmering detail, Wilson recreates weaving techniques in paint on canvas—stitch by stitch—creating luminous rhythmic abstractions. Wilson’s large-scale masterworks, which have brought her international acclaim, will be exhibited alongside her virtuosic fiber-works that show both the innovation and strength of tradition in contemporary Aboriginal art.

Regina Pilawuk Wilson’s artwork will also be on view this summer at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville, Virginia and at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. in the "Marking the Infinite" exhibition of Aboriginal paintings by established women artists.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Embassy of Australia, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

  • 115 Second Street, SE
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

Second Street Gallery, central Virginia's first artist run alternative art space, is one of the longest surviving nonprofit organizations in the country focused solely on the art and ideas of our time. Since its founding in 1973, SSG has served its surrounding community with continuous exhibition programming, and today is recognized as one of the... more