Local photographer’s work on display at museum

Shallotte native, David Pickett’s, pictorial art was selected for display at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. Pickett’s photograph entitled, ‘UNHINDERED’ will be on display from October 8, 2017 through July 8, 2018.
Pickett is participating in the “State of the Art/Art of the State” exhibit. Organized by the Cameron Art Museum, this exhibit focuses on contemporary art by artist currently living in, or native to North Carolina.
The event pays homage to the open, creative curatorial spirit of the late art world maverick, Walter Hoops (1932-2005). In 1978, Hoops responded to a comment from his junior colleague, Deborah Velders (Jensen) concerning the challenge artists face gaining access to notable curators. Mr. Hoops conceived the idea of a totally open, unmediated event to remedy the situation. His program invited any artist to bring a single work of art, meet Hoops, and see the installation of their work.

There were six Curators from notable museums in North Carolina. Curator, Peter Nisbet, viewed Pickett’s pictorial art. Nesbit is the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at The Ackland Art Museum on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.  The well-established Curator expressed his liking of “UNHINDERED” from an artistic and technical perspective. Pickett stated, “Mr. Nisbet’s verbal review was an inspiration and a confirmation”.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
Phone: (910) 395-5999