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Frank Selby

Frank Selby

Conflicts erupt as communication breaks down. Frank Selby’s dynamic works on paper and experimental new paintings represent a contemporary remix of archival photographs depicting demonstrations, riots, and wars. His multi-layered imagery probes the underlying failures of communication, which in some instances, lead to clashes of will and ideology. Selby’s frenetic content exploits the shortcomings of journalistic images that do not convey the full breadth of the moments captured.

While in residence, Selby will collaborate with Sasha Janes, Associate Artistic Director for Charlotte Ballet, on a new conceptual dance performance. Drawing on both the Selby’s rigorous mark making and subversive content, the collaboration will meld the beauty often associated with dance with subject matter rooted in multi-layered chaos. The performance is scheduled to debut during Charlotte Ballet’s popular Innovative Works series. The production will run January 30 - February 21, 2015 at the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. 

Frank Selby earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of New Mexico–Albuquerque in 1998 and a Master of Arts degree from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London in 2004. He has previously been and Artist-in-Residence at Centro Cultural Raiano in Monsanto, Portugal and had works featured in exhibitions at the FLAG Art Foundation and The Drawing Center in New York. Select museum collections include the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. 

Artist Information

Residency Type Artist-in-residence

Currently Based Salisbury, North Carolina

Medium Performance, Painting, Drawing

Residency Dates Sep 1 — Nov 25 2014