Nurture & Nature
Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery Exhibition on view July 11th – 30th, 2014. (Invited Curator)
Is it Nurture or is it Nature? Investigating Sex, Animals, Dripping Cakes, Flowers, and the Everyday Object, artist curator Carol Cunningham brings together five artist's each whom injecting whimsy and flamboyance into the art world. Join us on Friday July 11th at Second Friday on Beacon Hill to welcome 4 new exhibiting artist to Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery - Ann Wood (Galveston, TX), Clare Little (Santa Barbara, CA), Scotty Hensler (Lubbock, TX), Carol Cunningham (San Antonio, TX), and Clamp Light Resident artist Wes Harvey (San Antonio, TX).
Along with questioning societal interactions and the self, Nurture & Nature examines the human condition by reconfiguring scenarios that occur on a day to day basis. In juxtaposing stereotypes and domesticity with the cute and gross, Nurture & Nature creates a gallery size curiosity similar to that of a Renaissance Cabinet of Curiosity encouraging scientific investigation. Some scientists think that people behave as they do according to genetic predispositions or even "animal instincts." This is known as the "nature" theory of human behavior. Other scientists believe that people think and behave in certain ways because they are taught to do so. This is known as the "nurture" theory of human behavior.
The purpose of this exhibition is to open up a dialogue and encourage discovery between artist's with similar personalitys and themes. Each artist will include both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, spanning an array of mediums and methodologies. A total of 10 works will be on public display by appointment for the duration of the month. The opening will take space on July 11th.
(Photographs by Victoria Marie Bee)