Latrell Broughton debuts first solo exhibition at DCAC Gallery

Published 8:39 am Friday, June 18, 2021

Washington-based artist Latrell Broughton’s exhibition Worlds Near and Far opened at Dare County Arts Council’s Courtroom Gallery in downtown Manteo on Friday, June 4.

Broughton was a recipient of an Artist Support Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council this spring. The grant was given in response to the pandemic to support professional and artistic development.

Broughton used the grant to expand and improve the creation of his artwork, specifically his photographic portraiture series New Geographies.

“I’m only in the position to present my first solo exhibition because I received the NC Artist Support Grant,” said Broughton. “It has not only given me the means to create a body of work in my community, but the confidence to hold my head high and forge new connections.”

The exhibition showcases Broughton’s portraits and landscape photography taken from around the world, as well as his signature animated speculative portraits.

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GANYMEDE #15 (THE KING) by Latrell Broughton. Courtesy DCAC

“Worlds Near and Far is a collection of vibrant images I have taken while traveling around the world,” said Broughton. “Through stunning land, sea, and skyscapes, I encourage my audience to remember that, no matter how closed off or separated we may feel, there is a beautiful world out there that will welcome us. At the heart of this exhibition are speculative portraits that will come to life through the free augmented reality smartphone app Artivive. If you are an art lover, aspiring traveler, XR enthusiast, or just someone who dreams of faraway places, I am sure that there will be something here that speaks to you.”

Worlds Near and Far will be on display through June 26, 2021.

For more information about the exhibition, visit DareArts.org/latrellbroughtonexhibit or call 252-473-5558.

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