Adrienne Elise Tarver
Camayuhs will be presenting the work of Adrienne Elise Tarver with the digital platform 'not cancelled'. Not cancelled '"Southern U.S."— is a week-long digital art event of more than a dozen galleries from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. The exhibition will start on May 23rd at 11 am EST. The website is accessible from May 23-30, 2020, and will feature, apart from exhibitions, daily live content such as streamings, talks and guided tours.
This edition of not cancelled was initiated by Good Weather (North Little Rock). The idea to group commercial gallery programs from the South arose from a desire to highlight the significant work they are doing under unique circumstances. Each gallery is a crucial representative of their local art scene within a global context, as well as an important conduit that brings artists into their cities from an international gamut of contemporary art. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is putting all global activities to a standstill for the immediate future these galleries are particularly affected since they are also dependent on visibility outside their local markets. Rather than each fighting alone or on a local level for this visibility, respectively, we thought to celebrate the artistic activities of the region as a whole by joining forces.
12.26 (Dallas); ada gallery (Richmond); Camayuhs (Atlanta); coco hunday (Tampa); Good Weather (North Little Rock); Jonathan Hopson (Houston); Sean Horton (Presents) (Dallas); Inman Gallery (Houston); Institute 193 (Lexington); SOCO Gallery (Charlotte); Spinello Projects (Miami); Tif Sigfrids (Athens); Tile Blush (Miami), and whitespace (Atlanta), among others.
Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the black female identity in the Western landscape--from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress.
She has exhibited nationally and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles; Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY; Victori+Mo in New York; BRIC Project Room in Brooklyn; and A-M Gallery in Sydney, Australia. She has been commissioned for an upcoming New York MTA project, received the inaugural artist commission prize for Art Aspen in 2019 and was selected by ArtNet as one of “14 Emerging Female Artists to watch in 2017.” She has been featured in online and print publications including the New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, ArtNet, Blouin Art Info, Whitewall Magazine, Hyperallergic, Ingenue Magazine, among others.
She is currently the Associate Chair of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta Campus (SCAD Atlanta). She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Boston University.
not cancelled is a project developed by treat agency and was inaugurated in April 2020 in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic as closed museums, galleries, art fairs, studios and event closures subjected the cultural institutions to a hard test. treat wanted to offer its support to its local art and knowledge clients, which is how not cancelled was born. By providing a digital platform, they enabled their art & knowledge clients to be #closedbutopen and make their planned events #notcancelled. After a successful launch in Vienna, they expanded with editions in Berlin, Paris, Warsaw and Chicago, among others to come. The one-week event presents real-time live events - but on the web: virtual tours, live streams, interviews, artist talks and making-of videos provide a look behind the scenes and into the studios of renowned artists and the art world in general. Please check for more on: Instagram @notcancelled.art