SOLOS 2020 Artists:
Tara Gupta, Kim Llerena, Rebecca Rivas-Rogers, Anne Clare Rogers, Constance Simon, and Heidi Zenisek
For SOLOS 2020, AAC presents exhibitions by six contemporary artists who work in a diverse range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, and painting. The exhibitions are part of AAC’s long-running SOLOS program, which presents solo exhibitions and projects by emerging and established artists based in the Mid-Atlantic, selected from an open call for proposals
In American Scrapbook, Kim Llerena constructs a portrait of a country shaped by various invisible systems that manifest themselves in our physical landscape. Examining her own uniquely American childhood, Heidi Zenisek considers how her early exposure to hunting culture shaped her upbringing and introduced her to complex feelings about both life and death. Tara Gupta’s surreal and colorful paintings grapple with illness as both a physical experience and a metaphor for the earth in the midst of climate change and other environmental traumas. In her abstract, grid-based paintings, Constance Simon applies techniques honed as a representational artist to create abstract works that couple influences from textile traditions with the endless possibilities of the grid as a form. Anne Clare Rogers’ A potato in space includes sculptures that blur the boundary between the familiar and the unknown, questioning processes of meaning-making and metaphor. Through her installation, The Drawing Room, Rebecca Rivas-Rogers brings together sculptures, isometric drawings, and improvised measuring devices, setting up a dialogue between two- and three-dimensional space.
The six artists included in SOLOS 2020 were selected from an open call for proposals by two accomplished jurors: Terence Washington, formerly of the National Gallery of Art and currently Program Director of NXTHVN, a residency and gallery space in New Haven, Connecticut, and Michael Benevento, director of Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland.
SOLOS Artist Talk: Thursday / October 29 / 6-7:30pm
SOLOS Artist Talk: Thursday / November 12 / 6-7:30pm