Throughout modern art history, painting has been declared dead and later resuscitated so many times that the issue now tends to fall on deaf ears. Despite any debate over paintings viability, artists continue to persevere in keeping the medium fresh and new. Currently painting is enjoying a revival in the art world, and innovative North Carolina artists are helping to maintain its vibrant place on the front burner. Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting features a sampling of some of the most relevant and engaging painting being made in the state. The exhibition presents 25 emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in a variety of mediums and ideas. In styles ranging from abstract to figurative, these artists explore the endless possibilities of paint in personal ways.