Upfront Gallery & Lobby

Chelsea Raflo + Summer Rezeli

Regional Emerging Artists in Residence Exhibition
September 7 – 29

First Friday Gallery Walk:
September 7 | 6-10pm

Artist Talk with Summer Rezeli:
Saturday September 15 | 12pm

Chelsea Raflo

After a six-month residency at Artspace, these young artists will exhibit work that explores issues of environment, identity and the effect of technology on modern life.

Chelsea Raflo is a visual artist from Atlanta, Georgia and will begin her residency at Artspace after receiving her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Raflo’s work integrates digital technology and small-scale sculptures to create installations accompanied by animated videos.

Summer Rezeli’s work begins with everyday materials: fabric, thread, yarn, and wool roving. Through meticulous, labor-intensive gestures it transcends the mundane to become ethereal. The small, repetitive actions bear some semblance to penance, but more than that they are a labor of love for the earth and for the craft of what she does. The result is a preservation of not only Rezeli’s experience in a place, but a preservation of a space at risk of extinction now more than ever in a world filled with people too eager to destroy and consume.

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Summer Rezeli

 

Site-Specific Installation:
Tedd Anderson

Davie St Entrance

Tedd Anderson’s mural features the iconic “dry space” characters for which the artist is known set in a landscape filled with swirling, topographic lines, jagged edges, and meditative objects and shapes. A banner with a poem scrawled on its surface runs through the piece, bringing the imagery into a cohesive whole.