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Ruth Cortis

Plein-air B&B: York & Ontario
2021
Wood pallet, upholstery foam, shower curtain, glue
40” x 40” x 14”

RUTH CORTIS MAKES PLEIN-AIR B&BS TO CHALLENGE HOW TACTILITY IS VIEWED TODAY. IT IS IMPORTANT (IGNORING PANDEMIC TIMES) BECAUSE TOUCH VERY UTILITARIAN AND NOT BIG USED IN NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY, SEEN AS AWKWARD AND IMPROPER. IMPORTANT DURING PANDEMIC TIMES BECAUSE DISTANCING HAS REVEALED JUST HOW IMPORTANT TOUCH IS FOR HUMANS (BRAINS HEALTH AND BODY HEALTH). RUTH PUTS THEIR ART OUTSIDE TO ALSO INTRODUCE SUBJECT OF WHO USES PUBLIC SPACES, WHY, AND HOW IT’S USED.

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Rylee Rumble

September 25, 2003
2021
Acrylic on Canvas
48″ x 48″

Rylee Rumble is an interdisciplinary artist concentrating on exploring time and memory through abstraction of old photographs. With a focus on painting, Rylee looks to critique both the calculated and spontaneous moments captured within personal photographs pulled from her family’s archive. In turn, loosely translating the subject matter from photograph to canvas, through colour matching and many different forms of mark making

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Shay Donovan

Clipped
2021
Tufting

“Clipped” is an intersection of my photography practice and work using a tufting gun. The cicada wing was designed using yarn fed through a hand-held tufting machine, then cut from the cloth and given to the model to be draped across her back. This textile work lends itself well to applications involving the body as the material is malleable and shapes itself to those who interact with it, regardless of the graphic style that it holds. Shay Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist creating representative artwork through digital drawing, textile work, and photography. Through the integration of occult symbolism, Shay creates an accessible library of symbols found in the subconscious that any viewer can find and lose themselves in.

@shay_dono

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Sky Gilbert

Hollow Ring
Copper Sheet Metal
6cm x 6 ⅕cm x 1 ⅕cm

My work revolves around an intense fascination with nature. Utilizing traditional metalsmith techniques and materials, I explore colors, shapes, and textures in nature. This ring takes after the silhouette of a leaf. The outline of this piece was inspired by the spine of a leaf and the curve it makes. I imagine the curve around the pinky finger to be the stem of the leaf.

@gilberts82018

Winthrop University

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Sophia Chilton

Light Painting 2
2021
Film Still

Sophia Chilton’s practice consists of immersive and contemplative light-scapes that can be shaped in response to the environment in which they are displayed. She does this by manipulating light, projecting her abstract paintings on and through numerous translucent and transparent surfaces. Sophia experiments with the materiality of light and uses it as if it were a tactile medium. Sophia welcomes the viewer to interact with the projections by using gently shifting imagery, often produced by her own hand, inspired by the movement of light itself.

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Sidney Gambrell

Life’s Terrain
Screenprint
22″ x 15″

Life’s Terrain investigates the constant exploration of the human experience in relation to time, history, and family. This vertical landscape reflects the metaphorical challenges and accomplishments we face as growing and inquisitive individuals. The flat and solid use of color surrounding both the top and bottom portions of the print mimics the components of life that appear more clouded. The remaining aspects of our lives, those which carry more clarity, are found within the detailed center of Life’s Terrain. The foliage, created through the use of CMYK color processes, represents the more understood elements of our being that work simultaneously with those that are more complex.  

@sydney.creates

Wynthrop University

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Exhibitions 2020 - 2021

Layered Imprints


The Artists of the Print IV 2021 class were challenged on so many levels to each create an independent body of work and through the greatest of distance, communicate and collectively bring that work together for this exhibition. We partnered under the most unusual of circumstances, so the multiple layers of our artist voices could speak as one.

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Exhibitions 2020 - 2021

Exposure


During a period in history filled with much internal and external disruption, representations of such altered conditions are present throughout Exposure. Exploring themes of distortion, environment, and identity, the Photo IV students have embraced virtual collaboration despite geographical distance. 

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Find your breath

By Emil White

Find your breath is a video installation that responds to the stress and insecurity that can build up from rapid and mindless consumption of images, fed to us by online media platforms. From tense politics to superficial advertisements, each wall of the virtual gallery space presents a video of fast-scrolling pictures which imitate the visual content that flood our newsfeeds and timelines on a day-to-day basis. The circle of shifting light and colour that emerges from the floor, along with the title, act a prompt; a call to mindfulness – to locate and draw attention to your own breath while acknowledging the stimuli in your mind, body, and environment.

Epilepsy Warning:

The following videos contain fast-moving imagery that appears to flash/flicker, which may be harmful to individuals with photosensitive epilepsy. The video’s do not play automatically and settings are available within the media-player window to adjust the video speed. Below the videos is a gallery of still-images taken from the videos.

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