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|Size||0.144 gigabytes (52 digital files)|
|Abstract||Lauren Adams (1979-) is a white artist originally from Snow Camp, N.C.. The Lauren Adams Digital Files relate to the research, design, and production of "Crazy Quilt," a work of art commissioned by the Ackland Art Museum. "Crazy Quilt" depicts historical events, people and places from North Carolina, with an emphasis on reimagining women's roles in society, politics, labor, and art. The digital files include designs for original collages and designs for the artwork, photographs and documentation from the installation, the proposal for the project, design and timeline notes, and a list of sources. There are also high resolution digital images of the entire work.|
|Creator||Adams, Lauren, 1979-|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
This finding aid compiles archival collecting, description, and preservation work performed by Nancy Kaiser, Dawne Howard Lucas, Nicholas Graham, Jessica Venlet, and Clare Carlson, March 2020
Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2020
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"Lauren Frances Adams was born on a pig farm in Snow Hill, North Carolina in 1979. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and with a Masters of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007....Lauren’s artwork primarily features painting, drawing, printmaking, digital manipulation and sometimes video and performance in the context of installation works. She is a trained mural painter, expertise that she brings into her large-scale on-site installations. Her interests include archival research on political propaganda, the history of decorative arts, and protest movements."
A complete version of the collection creator's biographical note can be found a the Lauren Frances Adams website.Back to Top
The Lauren Adams Digital Files relate to the research, design, and production of "Crazy Quilt," a work of art commissioned by the Ackland Art Museum. The digital files include designs for original collages and designs for the artwork, photographs and documentation from the installation, the proposal for the project, design and timeline notes, and a list of sources. There are also high resolution digital images of the entire work.
Adams used the collections at the Ackland Art Museum, Wilson Special Collections Library, symbols of the state of North Carolina and references to state history, and her own personal keepsakes to depict historical events, people and places from North Carolina. The artist particularly emphasizes images of women, including Zora Neale Hurston and Pauli Murray, to reimagine women's roles in society, politics, labor, and art.Back to Top
Arrangement: as received.
|Digital Folder DF-70045/1||
Lauren Adams, "Crazy Quilt": Photos of installation, individual collage files, and Ackland Project Description documents