Yvette L. Cummings: Uncovered
701 CCA Prize 2016 Winner
"Uncovered" showcases original paintings and hand cut paper collages that present moments of transition between experiences of recalled child abuse and the dynamics of motherhood. Culling through scattered memories of the past and current experiences with her daughters, Yvette Cummings work explores the complicated path of youth, beauty, femininity and transitions from childhood into self-awareness.
Yvette Cummings Arendt of Conway, SC was our 2016 701 CCA Prize winner. As the winner, Cummings received a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national art magazine.
This solo exhibition will feature work created throughout the duration of Cummings’ residency that explores themes outlined in detail above. The show will be comprised of two-dimensional paintings and installations.
EXHIBITION PERIOD: July 12 - August 26
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: THURSDAY, July 12, 7-9 PM
Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation
brittany Watkins: Affect-ed, being
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 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: <Accept [(Self) + Elsewhere] and has since presented work in group and solo exhibitions throughout Florida and South Carolina. In March of 2018, she was nominated President and exhibitions coordinator of 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL where she also teaches Contemporary Art & Design at Florida State University. Watkins plans to remain a full-time artist in 2018 and she looks forward to attending more residencies through the U.S. and internationally.
RESIDENCY: AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
EXHIBITION PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 28, 2018
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018