Within the booming museum scene on South Tryon, you be missing a small gem. New Gallery of Modern Art, 435 South Tryon Street, Suite 110, is always free to visit.
It’s on the Green, across South Tryon Street from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: By Appointment only
Stephen Wilson: Shine a Light When It’s Gray Out
March 2 – April 7
Public Opening – Fri. March 2, 6-8pm
Coffee and Conversation – Sat. March 3, 11am-12:30pm
Local figure Stephen Wilson, whose fine art pieces were recently featured in Town & Country is debuting his newest series Shine a Light When It’s Gray Out at Charlotte’s New Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition will also serve as a book signing for the release of Wilson’s first cohesive art book. With installations at Nordstrom SouthPark as well as galleries and museums across the United States Shine A Light marks Wilson’s largest series debut to date.
Central to Shine A Light are Wilson’s unique signature creations – hundreds of butterflies composed of as many as 100,000 embroidered stitches each. The stark contrast of their flight against a dark canvas speaks to his message of finding inspiration and communal interconnectedness during our society’s darkest hours.
Inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, private conversations with Brunello Cucinelli, and the birth of Wilson’s first child, Shine A Light When It’s Gray Out is a gorgeously detailed, physical manifestation of love and positivity.