When: Feb. 25-April 7 2012
Beverly McIver's star continues to rise. The Durham artist and N.C. Central instructor was named one of 2011's 10 best painters by Art in America magazine. Raising Renee, the award-winning documentary about her that you might have seen at the Full Frame Festival last year, will soon be showing on HBO. The New York Times just ran a feature (in the Home section, weirdly) on her. And a large retrospective of her work is up at the N.C. Museum of Art through late June. Whew.
Now Durham's Craven Allen Gallery offers a glimpse into McIver's lesser-known work with a show of smaller pieces that runs through April 7. Revealing the artist's experimentation with different media and styles of depiction, "Small Works" includes monoprints, collage, text and sewing, as well as the bright oil painting for which McIver is known. The show also features a recent portrait of McIver by Philip Pearlstein. —Chris Vitiello