SouthXeast: Contemporary Art Triennial: 6th Edition, Univeristy Galleries, Florida Atlantic University.

20 January - 11 March 2023

Curated by Veronique Cote



Opening Reception: 

Jan. 26th 6:30-8:30 pm


On View: 

Ritter Art Gallery 

Jan. 20th - March 4th 

Schmidt Center Gallery & Public Space 

Jan. 27th - March 11th


The 6th southXeast: contemporary art triennial follows a legacy initiated by retired director Rod Faulds in 2005 at Florida Atlantic University. Curated by Veronique Cote, this display of regional talent is created through the team efforts of FAU student workers and recent graduates.As a professional training ground for future museum workers, the Galleries are proud to promote a culture of inclusivity and genuine southern welcome. This year’s production highlights an impressive roster of thirty artists selected through referrals from various regional institutions across the southeastern United States.

A sense of longing for home, reconciliation with an alienating past, and connection with nature permeates this exhibition. The Americana aesthetic brought about by recycled materials paired with surreal, constructed nature form a striking visual of our generation’s concerns for ancestral healing and ecological stewardship. Through an almost manic impulse for assemblage, we yearn to heal from a traumatic past, connect with deeper values, and honor our elders while building a hopeful future. We create contemporary totems asking a timeless question: is it just me?