701 CCA Welcomes Summer Artists in Residence

701 Center for Contemporary Art proudly announces Jordan Sheridan and Daniel Esquivia Zapata as our Artists in Residence for Summer 2024

Jordan Sheridan invites visitors to engage in a tactile exploration of maternal identity

Sheridan, an artist whose work delves into the intricate realms of motherhood and identity through her unique blend of textile installations, will embark on an exciting journey during her residency, from May 13 to August 13, 2024.

Born in northeastern Arkansas in 1989, Jordan Sheridan’s artistic trajectory has been deeply shaped by her experience as a mother, particularly since the birth of her son, Samuel, in 2017. Her pursuit of an MFA degree at the University of South Carolina marked a pivotal moment in her artistic evolution, catalyzing a shift from 2-D painting to the creation of large-scale textile installations.

During her residency at 701 CCA, Sheridan will immerse herself in the creation of a series of “womb rooms” using crocheted textiles. These rooms will serve as a labyrinth within the gallery space, inviting visitors to engage in a tactile exploration of maternal identity. Through interactive sculpture, audio, and light, each room will offer a unique sensory experience, reflecting Sheridan’s profound narrative on the journey of motherhood.

The culmination of Sheridan’s residency will be the unveiling of her exhibition titled “Womb Rooms,” which will be on display from Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, October 6. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 22 from 6 pm to 8 pm, providing an opportunity for the public to experience Sheridan’s captivating installations firsthand.

Daniel Esquivia Zapata Explores the Politics of Remembering

Artist and professor Daniel Esquivia Zapata’s latest venture into the realms of memory and narrative through a captivating residency project set to unfold at 701 CCA from June 3rd to July 30th. His residency is an “open studio” and visitors are invited to drop in to observe the artist and discuss the work.

Having traversed continents and cultures, Esquivia Zapata’s artistic journey is a testament to the transformative power of art. With roots reaching from Colombia, South America, to the United States, Daniel’s work is imbued with a profound sense of identity and history.

Based in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama, Daniel’s work has garnered international acclaim, with exhibitions spanning the globe. His residency promises to be a captivating exploration of the human experience, offering audiences a glimpse into the intricate layers of our shared existence. He will aim to uncover the hidden narratives embedded within our bodies, weaving together the threads of personal and political history to create a tapestry of memory and meaning.

701 CCA’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for outstanding contemporary art engaging diverse communities and diverse artists in meaningful dialogue. With a gallery and live-work space for an Artist-in-Residence program, the Center provides artists with resources to develop, create and exhibit visual arts in conjunction with performing, literary and media arts. 701 CCA also offers year-round cultural programming, including contemporary art exhibitions and other events that are free and open to the public.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. Gallery
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