May 20th-22nd, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21st, 6-9pm
13 Bricks, 631 E Broad St., Savannah, GA 31401
Ambedo* Embodied, a four-person exhibition, opens Friday May 20th, and closes Sunday, May 22nd at 13 Bricks, 631 E Broad St., Savannah, GA 31401. The opening reception is on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, from 6-9 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
AMBEDO is a kind of melancholic trance in which life’s’ simplest details begin to absorb the mind through vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life. The works of Briel Hughes, Sean Taillefer, Olivia Laeta and Katharine Russell are meant to embody the essence of this word; allowing the viewers to become entranced in the cultures, pathways, icons, and anatomic anomalies that tend to envelope human existence.
Native Bliss, 2016, Oil on stretched leather, 24” x 30”
Briel Hughes (b. United States, 1994) is receiving a BFA in painting and cultural language studies from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA in the spring of 2016. Her work conveys the essences of nature while implicating cultural symbolism through portraiture. Hughes has exhibited in various group exhibitions in Savannah, GA and Lacoste, France. Currently, she lives and works in Savannah, GA and will soon be moving to Rennes, France to pursue her career in art and teaching.
And think about what you’ve done, 2016, Acrylic ink on wood and paper, 60” x 24”
Sean Taillefer (b. Alberta, Canada 1994) is receiving a BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, in the spring of 2016. His interest in the contemporary fusion of street art and fine art culture largely influences his work. Taillefer presents his interpretation of the human experience through the meditative practice of maze-making. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in North Adams, MA; Lacoste, France; and Savannah, GA. Taillefer will be relocating to the Boston area in the summer of 2016 to pursue his career.
Details of Andy: GwPE, 2015, Serigraphy on western paper, 22.5” x 30”
Olivia Laeta (b. 1993 Denver, Colorado) is receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in spring, 2016. She studied under Andre Fisch in his Atelier Re-Naissance (Paris, France) in 2012. Laeta creates small-scale work that stems from insignificant details of everyday life. Mixing different processes from printmaking and painting and using traditional oriental aesthetics, she aims to elevate the details in life that often go unnoticed. She currently lives and works in Savannah, GA.
Active Mind, Chinese ink, clear gesso, acrylic, fluid acrylic, and acrylic flow release, 72″ x 72″
Katharine Anne Russell (b. Knoxville, 1993) is receiving a BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, in the spring of 2016. Her background in psychology, medicine, and medical illustration significantly impacts her work. Russell provides insight into microscopic anomalies of the human body and the psychology of the human experience through painting, mixed media, and alternative media. She has exhibited in group exhibitions in Knoxville, TN; Farmington, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Savannah, GA. Currently, she lives and works in Savannah, GA.