Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer exhibits works by ‘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 “Emerging Artists” 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, “New Works,” 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.
“The 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,” 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, “Nothin’ Could Be Finer…” A photographer and mixed media artist, Ramseur uses everyday objects including wire, plaster and paper to create her works of art.
“I like to not only see my story in artwork, but to also have the opportunity to feel it in a tangible way,” Ramseur said.
Pictured above: An untitled work by artist Everitt Clark.