BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery (LGG) in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union latest exhibit is “Stars and Bars,” featuring work by senior Victor Moore.
“Stars and Bars” will be on view through April 1. A reception for the artist will be held April 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
This exhibition was created in response to the controversy regarding the confederate flag that arose during summer 2015 when the flag was removed from the grounds of the South Carolina State House.
Moore’s aim through the exhibit is to expose people to the frustration that many marginalized people feel about the flag. “Creating conscious art is my solace. I spread love through my art, and find ways to display my viewpoint towards different subjects,” he said. This exhibition illustrates the controversial past of the Confederate flag and acts as a catalyst for further conversation.
Moore’s work is appropriated from the work of New York artist Glenn Ligon.
Victor Moore is a senior studying graphic design at Appalachian, He will graduate in May. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and raised in Charlotte. Moore is a member of the Black Student Association, Minority Men’s Leadership Circle, BootstrApps and Tau Sigma National Transfer Honor Society.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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