Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer exhibits works by â€˜Emerging Artists' throughout March
- Published on Thursday, February 24, 2011 ( 3:09 pm )
Throughout the month of March, the Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery at Pfeiffer University will host two simultaneous shows to exhibit the work of last year's â€œEmerging Artistsâ€ recipients Everitt Clark and Heidi Ramseur.
Joshua Cross, assistant professor of art and director of the gallery at Pfeiffer, sent a call for artwork to a number of young visual artists across several neighboring states. The result was the university's first regional emerging artists' exhibition, a juried show, held in October.
Everitt Clark, was one of two winners from that show. He is a native of Fairfax, Va. and an alumnus of Princeton University. For his current show, â€œNew Works,â€ Clark took to the suburbs of northern Virginia. He chose not to use the now common digital camera, but rather a traditional film camera for pieces presented in this collection. Clark prints and prepares all his works himself.
â€œThe work calls to mind immaculately manicured lawns, cookie-cutter houses, and lives of quiet desperation. Look more closely, though, and you will discover visual forms that could exist neither in the big city nor in the unspoiled wilderness,â€ Clark said.
Heidi Ramseur is a native of Albemarle, N.C. and a 2010 Pfeiffer alumna. Her Pfeiffer roots can be seen in her show title, â€œNothin' Could Be Finerâ€¦â€ A photographer and mixed media artist, Ramseur uses everyday objects including wire, plaster and paper to create her works of art.
â€œI like to not only see my story in artwork, but to also have the opportunity to feel it in a tangible way,â€ Ramseur said.
Pictured above: An untitled work by artist Everitt Clark.