March 11 – March 15, 2013
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design
Fine Arts seniors Jessica Anne Cattle, Darcy Little and David Morais present the viewer opportunities to transcend time and memory. The works in this exhibition share an underlying theme of the figure’s relation to its surroundings. The viewer is led through each artist’s reflection on past experiences of a distant yet nostalgic terrain, self‐discovery in a paradise and visions of a post-apocalyptic world.
The exhibition Chapters in Time focuses on the specific immersive aspects of the three artist’s individual works. Cattle’s work references the past, Little’s work looks at the past in comparison to the present and the future and Morais’s work captures an imagined post-apocalyptic future. The work in this exhibition functions as a portal or window into a specific environment created by each artist. It is hoped that their juxtaposition and arrangement will provide a stimulating visual journey. It is hoped that during this journey the viewer will create their own narrative.
Jessica Anne Cattle
My work is about remembering those quiet, precious moments that one tends to forget. I want re-capture the forgotten moments in a life. I believe a landscape can be a portrait of someone, and through printmaking, watercolor painting and sewing I seek to capture the true and unique identity of someone. I want to suggest that I am evoking an aesthetic that I call Contemporary Victorian: an admixture of delicate and bold traditions of the new and the old.
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During my process of painting and drawing, I am exploring the dichotomy between perception and reality. With my use of sensuous color and active line, I manipulate and excite the viewer’s observations.
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It is 200 years into the future and the city of South Port is under the control of a supreme leader by the name of Wesley. Under her rule, new law is put in place that essentially places the modern human creature into a state of slavery. Human companionship is outlawed, and all people are to only love and adore their great leader Wesley.
Meanwhile, deep in the sewers beneath this dysfunctional society, voluptuous temptresses who would otherwise distract these slaves from Wesley are excommunicated. Wesley’s genetically enhanced enforcers are regularly sent into these sewers to eradicate the so-called menace, but fail repeatedly due to their lack of solidarity. The belles survived on the flesh of these enforcers and have become fearless and strong enough to endure, (and perhaps enjoy) life beneath.
My work brings forth this story in the form of life- size paintings on flat surfaces, in this case, doors. By inventing this universe and the characters that lie within it, I use the doors as a metaphor for entrances into this world.
Closing night will be Friday, March 15th – 6pm – 9pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
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