Live(In) Gallery in the Brighton district
of Cincinnati announces its August exhibition, Something To Write Home About
August 2 - 23, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, August 2, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Traveling often makes us remember just what it is we love about home, our own chosen spaces and familiar environments. Something to Write Home About presents the work of four visual artists and one poet. Each of the participants have a specific way of communicating concepts of space and place in their work. Emily Davidson begins with images drawn from familiar, yet unplaceable sources meant to convey a sense of home, the American Mid-West. Of her work she writes, “The image becomes a placeholder for a changing landscape, and the paintings serve as souvenirs to mortality, nature, nostalgia.“ Evan Halter, a painter, uses the global touchstone of horizon as a starting point to explore more abstract ideas of line. May Wilson´s sculptures emerge and wrap around the places they are installed, transforming a gallery, park or campsite into into new landscapes. Charles Gabel’s recent poetry, alternately dreamscape and memoir, explores the tension between literary history and the poet’s own physical space. Recent CAC alumnus, Joey Versoza creates a more intimate psychological space for his viewers to enter. Sharing private moments, and creating monuments to experience iconic pop culture touchstones in a new way.
This show has largely been organized while Live(In) co-founder Amy Scarpello, traveled through South America. She has been in communication with all of the artists during her travels, sending stories and potential source images. The artists were then asked to develop work along with the conversations. The opening will double as a welcome home of sorts, with food and drink inspired by Scarpello’s South American travels, as well as some classic American treats.
Emily Davidson is an artist and arts educator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She recently exhibited paintings at Fjord Gallery in Philadelphia, and Stockton College Gallery in Galloway, NJ. She holds a BFA in painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. This fall, she will be co-curating monthly exhibitions in a storefront gallery in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. www.emilykdavidson.com
Charles Gabel is the author of the chapbook Pastoral (Strange Machine 2011), and his poetry can be found in Alice Blue Review, Oxford Magazine, and Timber. Charles earned an MFA in Poetry from Boise State University, and he works at the Cincinnati Public Library.
Evan Halter was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1990. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 2009 to 2013. Evan Participated in the New York Studio Residency Program in 2011, and the Advanced Painting Intensive at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City in 2013. Evan received the Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship from the Art Academy of Cincinnati 2013. Evan lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joey Versoza is a graduate of the Cincinnati Art Academy and has exhibited at The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and in Cincinnati at Aisle Gallery, U-turn Art Space, Art Damage Lodge, Publico, and most recently at The Contemporary Art Center.
May Wilson is from Hollywood, Maryland, and is currently based in San Francisco, California. May holds an MFA in Studio Art from University of California Davis and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art. Exhibiting nationally, she was the recitient of a Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing in Artists Grant. Last summer Wilson attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and is currently a Graduate Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Artis in the Marin Headlands.
Please come celebrate the opening and Amy’s triumphant return with us on Saturday
For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org