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Clemson University in Clemson, SC, Features Works by Jacinda Russell & Nancy Douthey
Clemson University in Clemson, SC, will present the exhibit, In Search of the Center Jacinda Russell & Nancy Douthey Collaborative Project, on view in Lee Gallery from Oct. 8 through Nov. 10, 2010.
In Search of the Center is a collaborative exhibition of photographs, sculptures, books and videos created by artists Jacinda Russell and Nancy Douthey. The artists worked for two years to develop, prepare and present this exhibition which include three components, 3 Weeks, 1 Portable Studio and All That Lies in Between.
For three weeks in the summer of 2009 the artists traveled across the American West creating works in response to six famous earthworks: Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty and Amarillo Ramp; Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels; Michael Heizer's Double Negative; James Turrell's Roden Crater; and Walter De Maria's Lightening Field.
Russell and Douthey ponder over the artists who made the earthworks. They consider the significance of the artworks and their locations, the vastness of the landscape, their time in isolation with the works and all places in between. They created a real-time blog that recorded their day-to-day activities, thoughts and observations. Through their experiences the artists construct a commentary that is respectful while interjecting a bit of humor and the feminine with props such as a pink prom dresses, cans of peaches and floating fake cakes. The exhibit touches on economic elitism, preservation of nature -vs- its destruction and gender.
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