Not to Scale: 2015 – 2016 Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence
Found on maps, diagrams and illustrations, the term not to scale signifies that the information presented is not objectively accurate; it is a representation of something larger. Applied to this exhibition of work, the phrase simultaneously contextualizes and expands the objects, implying that there is more than meets the eye.
These works represent five distinct explorations of memory, lore, history, and site, unified by the presence of personal narrative. Each artist has chosen what to reveal and what to keep hidden, and as a result each piece experiences the loss, addition or obscuration of information inherent to the translation of idea into material.
Not to Scale is the final exhibition from Arrowmont’s current Artists-in-Residence. The Exhibition is on display in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery from March 19 – May 14, 2016. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 15th from 6-8pm, and is open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9am -5pm and Saturdays 10am – 4pm.
The exhibit showcases sculpture, woodworking, fiber, ceramic, and mixed media work made by Artists-in-Residence Skye Livingston, Julia Gartrell, Sarah Rachel Brown, Charlie Ryland, and Drew Davis Johnson. The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The 11-month residency provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment.