Missing Pieces

Discovery by Virginia Sperry
10″x8″; paper collage. Courtesy of the artist.


Virginia Sperry: Missing Pieces

at NOMA Gallery in Frederick, Maryland, USA
31 December 2021-30 January 2022

Virginia Sperry’s “Missing Pieces” is a series of paper collages and mixed media sculptures exploring a white woman’s personal journey through the complex issue of race in American History. Sperry has spent the past two years encountering new and renewed knowledge about the realities of racism and what it means to be white in America. With this body of work she attempts to look beyond her initial feelings of guilt and shame in order to come to terms with her role in the ongoing inequities that are rooted in the founding of this country. She hopes her artwork promotes a thoughtful dialogue about these issues that will lead to sustained positive change.

Virginia Sperry is presenting an Artist Talk on the exhibition on Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7-8PM EST. Learn more and link to the Zoom HERE.

Freedom by Virginia Sperry
22″x11″; paper collage. Courtesy of the artist.

(text adapted from the artist’s press materials)


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