Non-Fiction Gallery is pleased to announce Proclivity, a multi-disciplinary group exhibition from Friday May 27th until Monday May 30th, 2016. The exhibition features the work of four emerging artists, Emily Beasley, Thomas Flynn II, Christopher Mark, and Katie Smith-Day. The opening reception takes place on Friday, May 27th from 6pm to 9pm, and an artist talk will take place on Saturday May 28th from 1-2pm and both are free and open to the public.
A proclivity is a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing. Habitual cycles proliferate throughout daily activities and decision making. Each artist featured in this exhibition explores these tendencies in their practice. Beasley creates paintings that are abstractions of chance moments in life. Flynn is engaged in dialogue with the barrier between the natural world and the imposed constructs of contemporary society. Mark focuses on reaching the essence of invisible energy by inventing interconnecting forms that are suggestions of self-referential patterns. Smith-Day is exploring the manifestation of aura in person- al objects and in the monumental. Painting, sculpture, installation, and video are presented as a discussion on these proclivities.
10/31/2015, 2016, 30” x 36”, oil on wood panel
Emily Beasley (b.1993, United States) is receiving a B.F.A. in painting, and a minor in art history from Savannah College of Art and Design in June 2016. Beasley creates paintings that are abstractions of chance moments in life. She has exhibited her artwork in Savannah, Georgia, and in Lacoste, France while studying abroad. She lives and works in Savannah, Georgia where she interns at Non-Fiction Gallery and is involved in several upcoming exhibitions.
Screw Eggs, 2016, each 1.75”x1.75”x3.5”, wax and screws
Thomas Flynn II (b. 1994, Houston, Tx, United States) is receiving a B.F.A. in painting and a minor in art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in the spring of 2016. Flynn is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in installation and sculpture who is engaged in dialogue with the barrier between the natural world and the imposed constructs of contemporary society. His work has been exhibited in Savannah and in Lacoste, France while studying abroad. During the 2016 SCAD deFine art Juried Student Showcase Flynn performed Metagenesis as the featured performance. His work is included in the SCAD permanent collection and he is currently tutoring students in drawing and design. Flynn lives and works in Savannah, GA and is involved in several new projects and exhibitions.
O.I.N.D (PT 4), 2016, 25”x27”, acrylic and wood on lasered
Christopher Mark (b. 1993, Pennsylvania) is receiving a B.F.A in painting with a minor in furniture design from Savannah College of Art and Design, spring 2016. Mark focuses on reaching the es- sence of invisible energy by inventing interconnecting forms that are suggestions of self-referential patterns. He has exhibited work in group exhibitions at Willow on State gallery in Kennett Square, PA and at the New Wright gallery in Los Angeles, CA. He currently lives in Savannah, GA where he is working on multiple projects that blend fine art with fine woodworking. ￼
Release (still), 2016, video with object floor component, 1 minute: 00 seconds
Katie Smith-Day (b. 1994, United States) is receiving a B.F.A in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in the spring of 2016. Smith Day is a multi-media artist engaged in performance and time based media projects that explore the manifestation of aura in personal objects and in the monumental. She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions in Savannah, Georgia as well as internationally while studying abroad in Lacoste, France. Currently, Smith lives and works in Savannah, Georgia and is seeking residency and internship opportunities in New York and France.
For more information, please contact the Proclivity exhibition team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.proclivityexhibition.info