Sulfur Studios is delighted to present ON::View Revue, the once-a-year exhibition showcasing the prior year’s ON::View Artists-in-Residence.
Following a almost 12 months-extensive pause due to COVID, the ON::View Residency System returned in June 2021, and hosted 5 Artists-in-Home: Bridget Conn, Kimberly Riner, Kellie Martin, Sinead Hornak, and Rebecca Braziel.
By media ranging from fibers to painting, ceramics to images, these five artists challenged the community to contemplate grief, inclusivity, impermanence, memory, interactions, and a lot more. Featuring work established throughout just about every artist’s residency and afterward, this exhibition surveys their modern explorations and presents them in conversation with just one a different.
Bridget Conn is a photographic artist and educator residing in Savannah. Her work explores penned language, communication, and the prospective of pictures as a actual physical and chemical medium as a result of the creation of chemigrams. Conn has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, and been featured in publications these kinds of as Lenscratch, The Hand Journal, Analog Permanently Magazine, and Aeonian Journal. She is the Founder and previous director of The Asheville Darkroom in Asheville, N.C., and is now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at Ga Southern College.
In her ON::Look at Residency task Deep Breath, Conn welcomed subjects to sit for a conversation about how the pandemic has influenced their perceptions of individuals, our society, our region, when she photographed them with lengthened digital camera exposures to visually doc the time physically used collectively. The resulting chemigrams had been driven by the artist’s want to get back consolation and rely on with many others by portraiture and dialogue.
Kimberly Riner, Visible Arts Director at Averitt Heart for the Arts, received her Masters of Fantastic Artwork from Ga Southern University in sculpture with an emphasis in ceramics. Riner presently teaches at Ga Southern College, and Ogeechee Complex Higher education. She is actively involved in escalating the artwork scene in the Statesboro place, the place she opened the Averitt Center’s new visual arts facility: The Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts. Riner’s ON::View Residency project, A Time to Recover, gave the community an chance to collaborate with the artist in the creating of a Group Grief Quilt.
The group was invited to incorporate textures to black stoneware clay tiles by pressing in goods from dropped beloved types or particular tokens from missing activities. This system grew to become a tactile way for people to join to the physical method of grief, specifically in this time of pandemic. The final result of this community endeavor was exhibited throughout Riner’s solo exhibition Impermanence at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center Gallery in Oct 2021.
Kellie Martin is a deaf, queer and non-binary artist and recent graduate student in Imaginative Company Leadership at SCAD. Their functionality and visible works are rooted in the exploration of the inner and external elements of their queer, deaf identification.
Martin’s expression is rooted in their childhood traumas from the deep south, dealing with a deficiency of accessibility, and ignorance about deafness and queerness. The critical aims of Martin’s ON::Look at Residency job Keeping Storms ended up to produce “healing dialogue in between deaf and listening to communities…to establish a sturdy bridge between these different worlds, to build methods for every single others’ futures, and to build acceptance of many identities.”
In addition to portray a canvas featuring American Indicator Language throughout their residency, Martin supplied a workshop to teach some basics of ASL and go over inclusivity, accessibility, and privilege, fostering empathetic engagement.
Sinéad Hornak is a Good Artist and Textile Designer from Ramsey, N.J. She been given her BFA in Fibers from the SCAD in Might 2021. Hornak’s residency project Fleeting Bodies: Everlasting Souls centered on the bodily containment of the human soul, documenting the gradual decay of our bodies into an ephemeral and summary condition. The artist narrated the soul’s path to existence via summary collages and blended media operate in a sequence of ebook webpages.
Every page was individually shown in the window of the residency house, developing a tapestry of abstract collaged internet pages composing this overarching narrative of the soul escaping the bodily containment.
Rebecca Braziel’s multidisciplinary follow includes fiber installations, mixed media sculptures, paintings on paper, and hand-stitched surfaces. Her perform entices viewers to search deeply into exuberant floor textures, discovering visions of flora and fauna in an experience intended to strengthen the human relationship to mother nature. Braziel graduated from SCAD with a BFA in 2008.
Soon after relocating to Houston in 2013, she accomplished a six-thirty day period residency at the Houston Centre for Contemporary Craft, acted as member of Box13 Artspace, received the Houston Specific Artist Grant, and exhibited at venues this kind of as Lawndale Art Center, Galveston Artwork Middle, Grey Present-day Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In her ON::View Residency Venture Regular Climbing, “hand-stitched fibers took on the form of an organic species attaching to dwelling plants.
This invasion distorted the type and threatened the wellness of its host, making ephemeral sculptures that stimulated conversation about nervousness, gender roles, and the environment.
IF YOU GO
What: ON::Check out Revue
When: Opening reception on Friday from 5-9 p.m.
Wherever: Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.