Greensboro Project Space (GPS) is an off-campus contemporary art center that serves both the university and communities in Greensboro. GPS acts as a space for students to have critical dialogue that engages with people and issues outside of our university.
For Freedoms Photography Project at UNCG
Leah Sobsey's Photographic Installation Class University of North Carolina - GreensboroExhibition October 15th - 19thOpening: October 17th, 5pm - 7pmStudents will interpret Franklin D. Roosevelt’s concept of Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, in their own voice and style utilizing photography. Their pieces will culminate into a group show that will be installed at UNCG’s Greensboro Project Space. Lawn Signs October 15th - November 15thStudents will take black and white headshot portraits of the local community members in Greensboro and ask them to describe “a moment that they have felt free in their life.” Their answers will be coupled with the portraits and displayed as lawn signs in diverse locations around the city of Greensboro. Banner October 15th - November 15thStudents will choose historic images from the archives at UNCG that visually and or historically relate to FDR’s concept of four freedoms. They will then locate speeches or text in the archives that relate to contemporary issues, and provide a parallel narrative between Greensboro’s history and the current problems we face. The text will be coupled with the photographs and printed on banners which will be hung up on the building at UNCG’s Greensboro Project Space.ArtistsLouie Tangca Daniel Marquez Vergel Theresa Newell Jupiter Hagwood Adam Perez Irvin Maldonado Tyrone MoonDihedry Aguilar Ernesto DennisonKennedy Means Kathryn Douglass Megan Wells Nayeli Campos-francoOlivia Hill*Featured image by Irvin Maldonado-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CommitteeThis project is made possible by a Diversity Grant from the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at UNCG.
UNCG For Freedoms Lawn Signs Project in NYC
Along with professor Leah Sobsey and creative program director Adam Carlin, students from the University of North Carolina Greensboro will facilitate a lawn sign activation in Prospect Park. The signs feature portraits of Greensboro community members alongside quotes describing “a moment that they felt free in their life” or a moment “where their freedom was taken away.” During the event, they will also operate a mobile photo studio where New Yorkers are encouraged to add their portraits and perspectives to the initiative, creating a dialogue between Greensboro and New York. Participating students include: Peter Brown, James Claiborne, Fil Hernandez, Olivia Johnson, Victoria Landers, Irvin Maldonado, Tyrone Moon, Adam Perez, Tyler Rubio, Brittany Souder, and Louie Tangca. View the press release for the event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzn5uTx3FYGhd0RwaV9MTzJiZmFYSXZHdXplVm91UWpNdUIw/view