The St. Tammany Art Association presents Serious Traits III, an exhibition of sculptures by Tiffany Nesbit.
The exhibition is on display July 1-September 25, 2021 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 10 during Kokomo Stroll, 6-9 p.m.
Born in New Orleans and raised in a small bayou town, Tiffany Nesbit grew up surrounded by a family of creatives. Nesbit’s inspiration draws from elements of her personal past, present, and future living in both rural and urban areas of the southern United States.
The St. Tammany Art Association's Art House is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Guests are not required to wear a mask but it is suggested when social distancing is not possible.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nesbit’s work uses small individual characters that are physically tied together, or collaged, to create large bundles and layers. The multi-faceted bundles represent the fullness, or chaos, that is possible when individual persons settle into larger groups. The structures are created from a mixture of found materials obtained from the side of roads, waste from construction sites, farming equipment, rusted vessels, etc. These objects are combined with handmade elements with materials like ceramics, plants, paper, fabric, house paints, and ropes.
Nesbit creates a sense of play and humor when the spectator interacts with the bundles by viewing or physically touching and re-arranging the pieces. When exhibited, the sculptures are never shown the same twice. They are forever changing and morphing into a new pile.
Reflecting on her work, Nesbit says: “The components that create industrial objects and organic structures are associated with each other in unpredictable ways. I am interested in searching for their similar attributes and using these characters to create a visual formula that constructs a compromise between the industrial and the natural. My work is the outcome of a fantasized environment, which makes peace with nature and the industrial world we live in: warping processed inorganic goods into forms that appear raw.”
Learn more at https://www.sttammany.art/serious-traits.
St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) is supported by the generosity of its members, volunteers, sponsors and by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, St. Tammany Parish Government. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.