Nancy Newberry — Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings
21 November 2019 – 1 February 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday 21 November, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Closing View: Saturday 25 January, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Dallas-based photographic artist Nancy Newberry brings her internationally recognised brand of performative photographic portraiture to Luton in a two-part project which includes her first UK commission.
Newberry’s unique style is introduced in an exhibition of her ongoing work, Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings, (2016 - 2018), a contemporary ‘Spaghetti Western’ photographed on both sides of the border between Mexico and Newberry’s native Texas. While this work is on display, Newberry is visiting the UK to create a series of new photographic portraits of the leaders, members and young people of Luton’s faith communities, which will form the second part of the exhibition - Articles of Faith - early in the new year.
Location: 64 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY
Departure Lounge’s exhibition programme is delivered in in partnership with The Culture Trust, Luton. The project is supported by Arts Council England.