I’m exhibiting some new work in a three-person exhibition here at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The show is titled, Three Makers and includes the work of Stacey Lee Webber and fellow Rinehart graduate, Sebastian Martorana. Our work will be in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall from March 5-24, 2015. The opening reception is Thursday, March 5 from 6-8pm. In addition, Sebastian is giving an Artist Talk in the Humanities Lecture Hall directly before the opening at 5pm. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more info click HERE and HERE. Hope to see y’all at these events.
I’m excited to announce that my work has been curated into the 30th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. The show opened on February 9th and runs through March 6th in the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU. The juror, Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden will give a lecture and present awards on Monday, March 2nd from 5-7pm. For more info click HERE.
My suits have been professionally installed at the Nashville International Airport and will be on view until March 1st. They are in the Art Case, A/B Meeter Greeter Lounge, which is before the security checkpoint, meaning anyone can check them out. Click HERE to see images of the show. And click HERE to learn more about the Arts at the Airport program.
I am participating in a group exhibition entitled, Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeast at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. The exhibition was juried by Stefanie Gerber Darr and includes work from artists and craftspeople that are either from or live and work in the Southeast United States. The show opened last night and will run through January 17, 2015. Please check it out if you’re in the Raleigh area. Click HERE for more information.
I’m pleased to announce the opening of my solo show at the Nashville International Airport on Tuesday, December 9th from 4-6pm at the Exhibit Case, A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge. On display will be my handmade three-piece suits made from nontraditional materials such as burlap, tarp, quilted moving blankets and trampoline fabric. This series, entitled Collapse, was begun in 2009 when I completely unstitched my wedding suit and have been using the resulting pieces as templates in order to recreate meticulous replicas ever since. I recently completed the sixth and final suit from 100% recycled Kraft paper.
RSVP is required by December 5th, so if you can make it to the opening, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 275-1614 and include your full legal name and date of birth…and be prepared to go through security on the evening of the reception. Click HERE and HERE for more information.
The Charleston City Paper recently wrote a series of profiles on each of the seven finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. To read my interview, click HERE.
I’m participating in an exhibition right now at the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, entitled The 29th Annual Tallahassee International. The exhibition opened on August 25th and runs through October 5th, 2014. Four awards were given out and I received an Honorable Mention for my piece, Axed. For more information, click HERE.
I am extremely excited and honored to announce that I was named one of the finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The competition is hosted by Society 1858, a membership organization affiliated with the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. A panel of artists, art advocates and museum professionals reviewed over 250 applications and narrowed it down to these seven artists: Jim Arendt, Sonya Clark, Andre Leon Gray, Jackson Martin, Jason Mitcham, Damian Stamer and Stacy Lynn Waddell. The winner will be announced during an event at the Gibbes Museum on September 18, 2014. Hope to see you there!
I just finished installing my solo exhibition, Seep in The Cube gallery at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. The show runs from June 26 through August 15 with a First Friday Reception on July 11th and an Artist Talk at 8pm on August 1st. If you’re in the Raleigh area in the next two months, please check it out. Click HERE to view the work in the show. Click HERE to view the show card.
I’ve just completed two new sculptures that I’m really excited about. They are both custom created pallets along the same lines as my recent piece, Escape. The first is titled Fly and is made from steam-bent white oak and walnut woods. The top half has separated from the bottom half and now appears to be flying away. The second is titled Stand and is made from steam-bent red oak wood. It depicts a pallet that has been leaned against a wall and is now attempting to stand up.