The Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building at the University of the South is pleased to present “Fired Up,” an exhibition of soft sculptures by New York artist and Sewanee alumna Natalie Baxter. The exhibit will be on display Nov. 1 through Dec. 16. A gallery talk and opening reception will be 4–6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4.
“Fired Up” is an exhibition of recent works by Natalie Baxter that showcases an interpretation of the current political landscape in the United States. After Baxter’s series, “Warm Gun,” a collection of quilted firearms gained press, the work drew inevitable criticism from online commenters and internet trolls. Baxter explores the culture of online hate through sewn wall hangings that depict some of the comments she received, such as those that question her sexuality and her role as a woman. The work focuses on a microcosm of online hate in order to shed light on a larger conversation about the divisive nature of society and masked aggression.