TAR Project presents
Holding Space : Unfolding Space
Artworks by Kyle Henderson, Julie L. Sims, Steven L. Anderson, and Xenia Simos
Opening reception: May 12, 6–9 p.m.
Artists Talks: May 21, 12-1:30 p.m.
Exhibition on view from May 12–27, 2017
J Gallery at Binders Ponce City Market
First in a two-part series, Parallels: Holding Space, presents new work by Atlanta artists Kyle Henderson, Julie L. Sims, Steven L. Anderson, and Xenia Simos. The four artists compose the first cohort to complete the Therapeutic Artist Residency, a year-long program led by artist and licensed therapist Orion Crook, LPC.
With Parallels: Holding Space, the artists have created space for drawing, photography, video, vinyl decals, and wall sculpture to push the boundaries of their individual practices. These new artworks have been shaped by a year of intense reflection, transition, personal growth, and empowered empathy.
Parallels: Unfolding Space, the upcoming companion exhibition (July 27–Aug. 19 at Day & Night Projects), will allow these same artists to put this new work through a similar but condensed and collaborative process that will lead to unpredictable results.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kyle Henderson is a visual artist based in Atlanta, Georgia, originally from Tampa, Florida. While initially a photographer, he is always exploring new ways to push the medium of photography, often combining it with unexpected materials and alternative presentations as he comments on personal identity and society. Since 2013 he has participated in a number of group exhibitions in both in Savannah and Atlanta.
For more information visit KyleAHenderson.com
Julie L. Sims lives in the Atlanta area and graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and locally, and has been written about in Creative Loafing, ArtsATL.com, and in publications including Possible Futures’ Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape. She is a 2016–15 TAR Project resident, and was a 2014 WonderRoot CSA artist, a 2013–14 Walthall Fellow, was selected by the New York Times to attend the New York Portfolio Review (2013), and was nominated for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2012). See more at lensideout.com
Steven L. Anderson is a founding member of Day & Night Projects, an artist-run gallery in Atlanta. Anderson has been a Studio Artist at Atlanta Contemporary (2013–16), a 2015 Hambidge Center Distinguished Fellow, and a 2014–15 Walthall Artist Fellow. Anderson’s notebooks are in the permanent collection of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. He has exhibited in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago. More information atwww.StevenLAnderson.com.
Xenia Simos is an installation artist with a background in sculpture and design. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor of fine arts in interior design, her work explores space and our relationship to it. Through a conceptual and process-based approach, Simos translates the human experience into a spatial composition, manifesting mental structures into physical ones. Her works are often site specific, and interdisciplinary in medium.
ABOUT THE TAR PROJECT:
The TAR Project is a Therapeutic Artist Residency new to Atlanta, that is in its inaugural year of offering four artists a year-long residency at the intersection of art and therapy. Accepted residents receive monthly two-hour individual and group therapy sessions. The residency culminates in a group showcase featuring individual and group work, along with discussion panels. A main focus of the residency is analyzing the artist’s process and looking at how art parallels other life processes, and vice versa.
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