Found/Loaded

Sarah Fisher (Other), Rachel Anderson (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

<br>The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art ,The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.<br>In “Found/Loaded,” artist Sarah Fisher collaborates with fashion designer Rachel Anderson to transform found objects as diverse and seemingly unrelated as dry cleaning identification stickers, sacramental furniture, grocery bags and newspapers. “Electric color, overt and covert use of text, and idiosyncratic patterning wrap, even cocoon, the objects in words to depict psychological aftereffects of life in the human group,” Fisher writes in describing the works. She states that central themes in the exhibition are “the cost of belonging and resilience in the face of trauma.”<br>The exhibition “taps into a divergent array of emotions” Fisher writes, “from adoration to anxiety, awe to horror, disgust to triumph, fear to fearlessness, forgiveness to peace, and asks the question: how do we reconcile our primal craving for community and belonging with our yearning for authenticity and humanity?”<br>The work in “Found/Loaded” is primarily text based, mixed media and found object, although it includes some drawing and painting.<br>The show runs Jan. 21 through March 20 and are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, William Arscott and the Nacogdoches Junior Forum. Admission is free.<br><br>The two-person exhibition was curated/invited by John Handley<br>"The gallery program has operated four exhibit spaces for many years. The Cole Art Center is downtown, and has about 6,000 sq ft of exhibition space in three galleries. Overall we average 18 exhibitions each year, however, we are attempting to lower that figure somewhat to accommodate longer venues. Typically we have a show up for 8-10 weeks, but are now striving for longer times.<br>We have between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually. We try to show as much contemporary art by living artists as possible, and have featured both national and international artists. Every now and then we show something historic, like folk art and so forth. I’m always trying to find ways to attract new audiences".<br>John Handley, PhD<br>Director, SFA Galleries, School of Art (formerly)<br><br>Now: Executive Director, Museum of East Texas <br><br><br><br>
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jan 21 2021

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