RUIN AND MONUMENT: HONOR, HONESTY, DESPAIR, DISGRACE at ArtFields 2019!
Confronting the brevity of life in our physical bodies, and the impact that one human being can have on future generations, I visited the graves of family members long deceased, whom I had never met, but knew through stories. They were powerless to confirm or deny tales told about them -- or to ever change their story for better or for worse. I was obsessed with the helpless inevitability of this reality for all of us -- and lamented that our lives will be summed up in just a few sentences. Through this work I seek to exclaim the monumentality of mere human existence. I intended for each piece to place the viewer at the level of the deceased, represented by an empty chair. I placed charcoal rubbings of their tombstones at the top of the work, as if above a row of graves. The chairs are placed in a line, like a silent tribunal, compelling the viewer to acknowledge this inevitability in his or her own life.
MFA Thesis Show - "Remnants of Existence"
REMNANTS OF EXISTENCE
MFA THESIS EXHIBIT
CERAMICS BY ANGEL ESTRELLA AND
DRAWINGS BY ANDREA GARLAND
ARTIST TALKS & RECEPTION
Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m.
1-101 Lee Hall
323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC
On display until April 5
M-F, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
"Remnants of Existence" encourages an intimate reflection on the residue of memories within places that seem familiar, but may be unsafe. Marks intentionally made by the artists, combined with spontaneous reactions of material processes, operate together to document the passage of time and the power of objects. Suggestions of human body forms are left exposed and vulnerable to communicate their delicate, constantly changing nature.
Radiate - a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at Kai Lin Art
I am honored to be invited to participate in Radiate! From November 16, 2018 until January 4, 2019. Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, Georgia!
"Piece" to be included in the 5th Annual Abstract Catalyst Exhibition at Verum Ultimum Gallery
"All calls are challenging to jury due to the plethora of strong work submitted...but I can safely say that this jury process was distinctly difficult with so many intriguing works (many pieces along the same vein)...in the end after many rounds (15)...a thread emerged and your work helped create a new visual story."
The exhibition will open with a reception on August 25th (from 6PM -8PM) and will run through September.
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery
3014 NE Ainsworth Blvd
Portland OR 97211
Currently exhibiting at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH
July 13 - August 10, 2018
Two of only 24 selects out of 194 entries!
Proud to be part of The New South III in Atlanta, GA!
The New South III June 22 - July 27, 2018 | Kai Lin Art is proud to host our third annual juried exhibition of works on paper, The New South III. The show explores the contemporary South through the perspectives of 60 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. From over 1,000 submitted artworks, 75 pieces were selected for the exhibition.