Sulfur Studios is pleased to announce, Coda in 4 Stages, a group exhibition featuring new work by Akiyo Kaneko, Nam Nghiem, Lauren Pizzi and Marisol Poggi, all soon to be graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. The opening reception takes place on Friday, May 15th, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street, Savannah GA. The event is free and open to the public.
The word, Coda, represents an ending. The musical definition of Coda refers to an individual passage towards a finale that also refers back to repetition and connections of the piece in its entirety. The four stages metaphorically reflect each artist’s continuum of constitution in addition to their structural conclusions. The collaboration demonstrates diverse products of process ranging from personal and systematic outcomes, intuitive experiences, and quietly voiced political statements. Ranging from large-scale abstraction, self-portraiture, printmaking and installation, the show embodies four artist’s systematic outcomes while also recognizing a departure.
Exhibition Website: www.Codain4Stages.com
Akiyo Kaneko, A Rest Period II (detail), 2015, Interactive installation, handmade cotton pad, ryegrass seeds, acrylic boxes, wooden bowl, spray bottle, 21” x 44.5” x 36.5”
Akiyo Kaneko, (Singapore, b. 1991) is receiving a B.F.A. degree in painting and fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design in spring 2015. Her work is a constructed environment of interactive settings that transform the viewer’s participation emotionally and physically. In 2014 she was an intern for the home décor company, Judy Ross Textiles, as well as a studio assistant for Nancy Bowen. Kaneko has exhibited her work in group shows in Savannah, GA, Shanghai, China and Japan. In summer 2015, she is seeking internship opportunities in New York City.
Nam Nghiem, Waldo Jeffers Had Reached His Limit, 2015, Etching, aquatint, and sugar lift on paper, 47.5” x 31.5”, Edition 1/10
Nam Nghiem (Hochiminh City, Vietnam b. 1988) is receiving a B.F.A. degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, in spring 2015. He makes multimedia, abstract work by using digital processes and different methods of printmaking and painting. Nghiem has exhibited in several of SCAD’s juried and group exhibitions including shows at the Gutstein Gallery, Fahm Hall Gallery, Alexander Hall Gallery, and Ashmore Gallery in Savannah, GA. In the summer of 2014, he was a residency recipient at New York Academy of Art.In the summer of 2015, Nghiem is relocating and pursing residency opportunities in New York City.
Lauren Pizzi, October 2015 (detail), 2015, Oil on canvas, 35” x 35”
Lauren Pizzi, (Massachusetts, b. 1993) is receiving a B.F.A. degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA, in spring 2015. Her work currently investigates the unseen aspects of medical conditions. She has received numerous honorable mentions, including the third place winner of the SCAD 2-D Challenge in 2011 for her early painting, Tie-Diabetics. Pizzi has also exhibited in group shows in Savannah, GA as well as internationally in Lacoste, France. She has been featured on various blogs and websites focused on chronic illnesses such as SixUntilMe and Patient Commando. Currently, Pizzi is representing The ONE Group as one of Savannah’s top 25 professionals for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (JDRF). Currently, she lives and works in Savannah, GA.
Marisol Poggi, I Dream of a Northern October (detail), 2015, Oil on canvas, 6’ x 5’
Marisol Poggi, (Pennsylvania, b. 1993) is receiving a B.F.A. degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA, in fall 2015. Her large-scale abstract paintings explore landscapes parallel with her recent travels as well as an integration of imaginative realms. She has exhibited her work in group shows in Savannah, GA as well as achieving an award and scholarship in the 18th Annual Bridge Exhibition at SCAD. Poggi is currently living and working in Savannah, GA.
For more information, please contact Sulfur Studios.