“In A Different Context Of Time And Space,” an exhibit of installation art will be on display at the studio space in ARTworks beginning February 25. Participating artists are Laurie Lovell and Cindy Male.
The exhibit is comprised of textile pieces by two different artists and reflects their distinct sensibilities. The installation Three Journeys is an “eye labyrinth” which was created by Cindy Male in 2000. The floor cushions that are part of the piece invite quiet contemplation. In contrast, Laurie Lovell’s work, Ashes to Ashes, is a visceral experience that invites the viewer to journey through a series of suspended and draped free-form shapes made of flax, burlap and fabric which the artist describes as “reactive structures.” The juxtaposition provokes visitors to question the sensory and ways in which we interact with art and the different ways artists conceptualize their work.
On February 27 and 28, the artists will also present lectures about the place of installations in art history and a video to stimulate further discussion regarding art movements past and present and thoughts on the direction of art in the future. Partial funding for these presentations is provided by a grant from the SC Arts Commission.
Laurie Lovell is a native of Ohio, who received an MFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art & Design. For the past 12 years, Laurie’s work has been exhibited in shows in South Carolina, Georgia and Ohio. Cindy Male splits her time between the Beaufort area and St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Both an educator and an artist, Cindy’s work is strongly influenced by her studies of left brain/right brain theory, chaos theory, and studies of brain states and expanded consciousness.
ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort. The space is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 843-379-2787 or visit www.beaufortcountyarts.com.