Opening Reception: Sue Bradford, Bea Hurd, Taylor Wright, Nakita Shelley, Kamilla Earlywine
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us Friday evening for the opening reception of five new exhibitions at Bountiful Davis Art Center:
Sue Bradford: Legacy Kamilla Earlywine: I Am Witness To Your Transformation Bea Hurd: Devoured Devotion Taylor Wright: A Bell That Never Rings Nakita Shelley, BDAC Artist-in-Residence: Porous Flux
Exhibitions will be on view August 7 - September 11, 2021
About the Exhibitions:
Kamilla Earlywine: I am Witness to Your Transformation
This exhibition merges the ideas of traditional spirituality with modern science and nature. In the practice of religious pilgrimage, a pilgrim will journey long distances often on foot to encounter spirituality, receive clarity, healing and become a personal witness to the transformative energy contained within holy relics. Earlywine invites the viewer to acknowledge their own transformative experiences and reflect on their personal journey of transformation.
Sue Bradford: Legacy
In the past I have built many buildings. Creating structures for people has been a long-time passion. With this body of work I am shining a light on social structures inherent in our world that at times exist below the surface and without much acknowledgment. I look at language and cultural structures that are used to define women, ways in which feminine lineage manifests over time and how structures in clothing, seams and lines of stitch are holders of memory and part of a long legacy.
Bea Hurd: Devoured Devotion
In “Devour Digest Devote”, I explore my relationship to the material world around me. Or more specifically, the part of the material world that demands my attention. I am fascinated by how materials that interact with or require a body to function add to the understanding of my body and physicality.
I centered my show around materials that are mass-produced consumer goods; those that lack love and speak of guilty pleasures. To counteract the negativity I feel around such goods, I invested countless months taking these materials through laborious processes that require my full attention. Through the time and labor I gave to the materials, I invited them to expose what they can say about me, in an effort to learn about myself through materials that make me uncomfortable.
Taylor Wright: A Bell That Never Rings
This series of paintings is formally influenced by the 17th-18th century vanitas still life tradition, but applies a symbolic language derived from a 21st century American context: memento mori born out of the background radiation of routine mass shootings, surveillance, police executions, and a feedback loop of escalating alienation & spiritual crisis.
Nakita Shelley, A-I-R: Porous Flux
Through the red abstraction and exaggeration of bodily elements and forms, Shelley explores themes of isolation and their effects on the fundamental needs of the body. The imagery of the body’s motion and stagnation visually acts as a roadmap of the lived traumas and experiences of the artist and her own experience of regaining control.