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Beverly McIver: Passage/Paintings 1983-2022

Beverly McIver Passage: Paintings 1983-2022 opens at Craven Allen Gallery on Saturday, November 19th, with a reception from 5 to 7 pm, and continues through March 4th.

Passage features a comprehensive selection of paintings spanning more than thirty years of Beverly McIver’s career. Following McIver through the most pivotal moments in her life, the exhibition reflects the passage of time and its effects on Beverly as an artist, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. Passage surveys McIver’s most recent paintings, and archival works complementing the museum retrospective of McIver’s career, Full Circle. That exhibition, curated by Kim Boganey, opened early this year at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and travels to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem from December 8 through March 26.

Uniting all the paintings in Passage are McIver’s unmistakable brushwork, expert use of color and unflinching gaze.

Beverly McIver is among North Carolina’s most noted artists, with work in major public and private collections. She featured in Art of the State, Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina, by Liza Roberts, who will host a conversation with the artist at the gallery at a date to be announced. Recent honors include the Rome Prize, a lifetime achievement award from the Anyone Can Fly Foundation, in a ceremony hosted by Faith Ringgold. She is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary, Raising Renee, and teaches at Duke University.

Craven Allen Gallery is located at 1106 ½ Broad Street in Durham. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call the gallery at 286-4837 or visit www.cravenallengallery.com.