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Exhibitions

 

Current Exhibition:

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Artist Talk: Thursday, September 27, 6 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 27, 7-9 pm

Exhibition: September 13 - October 28, 2018

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Contemporary psychology defines affect as the feeling or experience that is associated with an emotion or the act of displaying and exhibiting emotions through gestures or facial expressions. 

AFFECT-ED, BEING offers a contemporary approach to portraiture and being through a series of installation-based, painting, sculpture, video, and performance works. Each object presented, is rife with narrative-based signifiers highlighting the individual’s place among society alongside the functioning of the human mind. 

As paint coats the surface, this life is re-contextualized with purpose, enhanced for public display. Site-specific installation is paired with bright colors, dramatic lighting, audio and video to provide a sensory experience that will lead viewers throughout the psyche/space. Each persona hinges on my embodiment of the subject, as insecurity, dependence, compulsion, etc. (the human condition) are employed visually and/or metaphorically in the process/final presentation. A cycle of obsessive-compulsive behaviors and subconscious, coping mechanisms are revealed in the daily interactions between the self-aware object and the complex, yet fragile human. Non-traditional materials, once discarded from the home, range in use, historical context, and class as they place the individual experience within the framework of contemporary art for a subversive look at consumption.

Brittany M. Watkins would like to extend eternal gratitude to the helpful hands which made this installation a reality. 

Thank you,

Melika Tavasol Bagheri, Nick Boismenu, Satia Brackett, Anderson Breeland, Tom Chinn, Eric Duncan, Callie Hoyson, Lee Ann Kornegay, Jessica Luskin, Caleigh McDaniel, Michelle Miller, Anais Parada, David Redick, Megan Roe, Wim Roefs, Brianna Selph, Danielle Thorner and Jaishree Webster   

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Artist Bio:   

RESIDENCY: AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Brittany M. Watkins is an interdisciplinary artist based in Georgia & Florida. Her installation-based practice incorporates painting, sculpture, audio, video, and performance as she moves back and forth between physical and theoretical spaces. Watkins received the Juried Panel Prize ($25,000.00) in ArtFields 2017 for her installation titled:

 

 
 

Upcoming Exhibition:

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701 CCA PRIZE 2018 RECEPTION + 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5-9 PM

Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation

EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 23, 2018

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701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is excited to announce that the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2018 are Carey W. Morton of Charleston, Alexander Thierry of Columbia and Jena Thomas of Spartanburg. The 701 CCA Prize 2018 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. A record number of 28 artists submitted for the Prize this year.

The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2018 Exhibition, which will open on Thursday, November 8, with an extended artists’ reception to coincide with the 701 CCA's and 701 Whaley's 10th Anniversary Celebration, 5–9 p.m. The exhibition will run through December 23. The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2018 will be announced during a 701 CCA Prize 2018 Celebration on Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. This year’s Prize is the fourth installment of the biennial event. 

Through the combined opening reception and 10th Anniversary Celebration, 701 invites the public to celebrate ten years of outstanding exhibitions, educational programming and organizational growth at 701 CCA. The event will begin with the three finalists in the gallery and will continue on with music by DJ Preach Jacobs, fun activities with prizes, special drinks by Liquid Assets and a dessert bar by Anne Cline catering!

701 CCA PRIZE CELEBRATION EVENT AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 7 - 10 PM

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ADMISSION: 
$20, 701 CCA Members; $25, non-members

To announce the winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2018 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents the 701 CCA Prize 2018 Celebration. The event will take place Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The exhibition catalogue will be presented during the Celebration. Admission is $20 for 701 CCA Members and $25 for non-members.

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