Archive for September, 2014

Cavaliers of Nowhere at The William King Museum

September 11, 2014

Cavaliers of Nowhere: Photographs by Tammy Mercure and Dawn Roe

Opening Reception First Thursday, September 4 from 6-8 p.m.
September 5, 2014 – January 18, 2015
United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery

This two-person exhibition connects contemporary photographers Tammy Mercure of Nasheville, Tennessee and Dawn Roe of Asheville, North Carolina. Mercure has been photographing the louder people and places of the Southeast since 2008 in her series entitled Cavaliers I & II. She consistently captures a wayward vision of Appalachia in up-close portraits of low-culture, regional provincialism, and burning recklessness. In quieter places, Roe’s landscapes document overgrown outdoor spaces in her series This is Nowhere. The swarms of kudzu, fallen branches, and unpopulated locales deliver a haunting sense of isolation and abandonment that echoes throughout the Appalachian Mountains.  Through these ongoing photographic projects by Mercure and Roe, this exhibition examines the distinct social and physical realities of rural Appalachia.

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Airfield Studies @ Lee Wagener Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

September 11, 2014

This solo exhibition consists of an installation of 10, LED light boxes and is on view now through October 14, 2014.  Lee Wagener Art Gallery is located in a pre-security section of the airport, in Terminal 2.  Click HERE for more information on the FLL Artist-in-Residence project and public art commission.
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Sense of Place: Picturing West Greenville

September 11, 2014

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My work is included in this group exhibition in Greenville, South Carolina.  A very nice catalog was produced in conjunction with the show.  More information is below:

SENSE OF PLACE: PICTURING WEST GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
June 13 to August 30, 2014
Clemson University Center for Visual Arts – Greenville
1278 Pendleton St
Greenville, SC

Clemson University’s Art Department was awarded a $5,000 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission allowing the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University to bring the internationally and nationally recognized editor, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine, David Bram to curate the exhibition, Sense of Place. Bram invited four photographers to visit The Village of West Greenville to observe, learn and interpret what they discover through an artistic trained eye using the lens of a camera.

View images from each artist and read statements by visiting the Fraction Magazine page devoted to this group exhibition, HERE, and see additional images from my contribution HERE.