“Shelter-in-Place” is a group exhibition of sculptural installations by Culture Shock Arkansas Art Collective. The exhibition seeks to explore physical or mental spaces where one could dwell or find shelter or refuge. Each participating artist took their own approach in responding to the exhibition theme. Participating artists include Melissa Cowper-Smith, Melissa Gill, Sofia Gonzalez, Louise Halsey, Tammy Harrington, Dawn Holder, Holly Laws, Sandra Luckett, and Rachel Trusty. Not all Cultural Shock members are participating in this exhibition.
“Shelter-in-Place” will be on exhibition in the gallery at the main branch of the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock, Ar from Sept. 11th, 2017 through Oct. 27th, 2017 . The opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Argenta Art Walk on Friday Sept. 15th from 6 - 8 pm.
Culture Shock Arkansas is a diverse group of women artists working in Arkansas. The Culture Shock Art Collective was founded in 2013. With an awareness that male artists continue to have greater opportunity and exposure, the Collective is committed to expanding the networking and exhibition opportunities for women artists in Arkansas. Other members of Culture Shock include artists Melissa Wilkinson and Jessica Mongeon.
For more information about Culture Shock Arkansas including member information or other events, please visit the Culture Shock Arkansas Facebook Page.
For this show, I've made a new work titled "Unremember". "Unremember" is a cuboid black box covered in three large sheets of paper made from summer dresses and plant fibers. (Imagine Tony Smith minimalism with Robert Rauschenberg gestural assemblage) Looking through a small peep hole on the short front side of the box, you can see a video projected within.