Camayuhs is pleased to announce it's second Flat File program! Chosen from an open call that attracted artists from across the country, the 25 that were selected represent an array of approaches towards flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
Flat File 2 opened February 6th and closed March 6th. The works will remain in the gallery through 2021, but will be in the drawers of the flat file. Throughout the year, visitors are welcome to browse and acquire artworks from the flat file. Individual pieces from the program will be selectively highlighted via social media during their year at the gallery. After the exhibition, all works can be viewed and purchased on the Camayuhs website in the 'Flat File Shop'.
Paige Adair (b.1982) is an artist working in time-based media, sculpture, and painting. Her practice explores narrative structures and spatial relations, combing a study of fairy tales, fantasy, cultural ephemera, interior design, and magical realism. Her work has been exhibited at the Albany Museum of Art, Vox Populi, Beep Beep Gallery, and Eyedrum and her animated films have screened at Whitespace Gallery and the Lydon House Arts Center. She received her interdisciplinary MFA at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in Painting from Georgia State University. She is the Visual Materials Archivist at the Portman Archives in Atlanta, GA.
Eleanor Aldrich was born in Springerville, Arizona. A participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she also holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she currently lives. She earned her BFA in Painting & Drawing through the Academie Minerva (Groningen, the Netherlands) and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She was a participant in the Drawing Center’s first Open Sessions. Eleanor works in a long-distance collaboration ALDRICH+WEISSBERGER with the artist Barbara Weissberger. Eleanor has had solo shows in Boston, Nashville, Knoxville, Flagstaff, AZ, and at the University of Alabama. Her work has been shown at Saltworks Gallery and White Space (Atlanta, GA), the Drawing Center (New York, NY), Grin (Providence, RI), Bunker Projects (Pittsburgh, PA) and Ortega y Gasset (New York, NY). Her work was chosen for 1708 Gallery’s ‘FEED 2013’ (Richmond, VA). She has been awarded an Endowment for the Arts through the Whiteman Foundation, and the Herman E. Spivey Fellowship. Her work has been included in New American Paintings, and reviewed in Art in America and on Artforum.com.
Maria Britton lives and works in Carrboro, North Carolina. Her work has been included in exhibitions with the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; LABspace, Hillsdale, NY; Snag, Seattle, WA; LoBo, New York, NY; Smith Gallery at Appalachian State, Boone, NC; Camayuhs, Atlanta, GA; Lump, Raleigh, NC; Tempus Projects; Tampa, FL; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA; BAM, Brooklyn, NY; The Stephen & George Laundry Line, Queens, NY; The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC; and Harbor Gallery, New York, NY among others. She has participated in artist residencies through Hambidge Center, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Petrified Forest National Park, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings (#82). Maria earned her BFA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
CC Calloway (b. 1993, Augusta, Georgia) received her BFA in Printmaking + Book Arts from the University of Georgia and her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. CC’s art practice is interdisciplinary, ranging from traditional printmaking processes, sculpture, and installation, to new media, sound, video, and web-based work. In her work and research, she considers technology’s impact on the human condition, communication, gender, and spirituality. CC has written and self-published four books of poetry, including one book of photography entitled My Favorite Word is Nothing. CC has exhibited widely across the US and internationally, most notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Peckham Park in London, UK, and Jonathan Hopson Gallery in Houston, Texas. Currently, CC is an artist-in-residence at Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN. CC has participated in many residencies including the Ox-Bow Fellowship, Atlanta Printmakers Studio (EAR), the WonderRoot Hughley Fellowship (formerly known as the Walthall Fellowship), and the Ossabaw Island Residency for Arts and Science. Her work has been featured in BURNAWAY Magazine, Glasstire, Number Inc., LOCATE Arts, and GLITTERMOB Magazine. CC is also an arts writer and poet, contributing to BURNAWAY, Number Inc, and other publications and literary magazines.
Amelia Carley’s work engages with the interpretation of memories within a landscape and fictitious sites. Born and raised in Colorado, Carley received a BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. She has participated in several Artist-in-Resident programs, including Vermont Studio Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Carley has exhibited at such venues as SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City, UT), Hathaway Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder, CO), Hyperlink Gallery (Chicago, IL), Day & Night Projects (Atlanta, GA), Galleries of Contemporary Art at University of Colorado (Colorado Springs, CO), Photographic Arts Center (Denver, CO), Glass Gallery at University of Georgia (Athens, GA), SOUP Experimental (Tallahassee, FL), and Paradice Palase (Brooklyn, NY). Amelia Carley currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
April Childers (b. 1979), received her BFA from The University of Tennessee and her MFA from The University of South Florida. Exhibitions include Regina Rex, NY, NY., New Capital, Chicago, IL., Field Projects, NY, NY., Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NY, NY., Vito Schnabel and Bruce High Quality Foundation, NY, NY., Small Editions, Brooklyn, NY., White Projects, Paris, FR., Kimberly Klark, Ridgewood, NY., Zola/ Liebermann Gallery, Chicago, IL., Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY., The Front, New Orleans, LA ., Hood Gallery, Brooklyn, NY., Helper, Brooklyn, NY., CR10, Linlithgo, NY., Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL., Imersten, Vienna, AT., Kurant, Tromsø, Norway, Knockdown Center, Flushing, NY., Field Projects, NY., and The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, KY. and most recently VSOP Projects in Greenport, NY. April is the former director of Lump, Raleigh and currently resides in Carrboro, NC.
Craig Drennen is an artist based in Atlanta, GA. He has received national awards, including a 2015 Art Matters grant and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been reviewed by Art Forum, Art in America, and the New York Times. He has recently shown at Cloaca Projects in San Francisco, Flyweight Projects in Brooklyn, and the Kunstverein Langenhagen in Germany. He teaches at Georgia State University, served as dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and writes occasional art criticism. Since 2008 he has organized his studio practice around Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
Natalie Escobar lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. They received their BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013. Recent collages are created from images taken on their phone from 2019-present during their commute to work and walks around NYC. Imagery mainly consists of weeds, grates, and foliage. They're interested in locating patterns that occur in nature and their relation to social structures in human life. They're interested in locating defense mechanisms found in nature; thorns, spikes, prickles, hairs, focusing mainly on weeds and plants that are commonly viewed as unattractive or unwanted and how they’ve adapted as a means for their own survival. The outcasts that fight to exist. The plants that are often ripped out of flower beds to be replaced with plants from a nursery that have been agreed by someone that they are more deserving to be there than what was there before. Thinking of existing hierarchies, gentrification, colonialism, and queerness.
Enrique Figueredo is a Venezuelan-American artist who immigrated from South America at a young age. Figueredo’s work looks closely at the forces and issues affecting today’s world—economy, religion, immigration, power—and relates those incidents to the visual history of ancient civilizations, the colonization of the Americas, and mythology. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at The Re Institute (At the Edge of Lawlessness), group shows at International Print Center New York (Multilayered), ARTag Gallery (The Happiness Index) in Helsinki, and a site-specific installation on 14th Street in NYC for Art In Odd Places 2017: SENSE. Figueredo is the recipient of the VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Painting and Printmaking (2019-2020), The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Award (2019), and the Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center (2019). Figueredo studied at Purchase College (SUNY) earning a BFA in 2004, with a printmaking concentration, and his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2019, where his work is in the Zimmerli Art Museum collection.
Lewis Foster, a graduate of Georgia State University, is a multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer who focuses primarily on mixed media collage. His collages provide a juxtaposition of stark imagery enhanced by marbled, fluid, watercolored ornamentation — placing his work firmly in the intersection of psychedelia and surrealism. This combination forces a conversation about the story behind each piece, spanning from whimsical & aesthetically pleasing, to striking & thought provoking, the duality of these suggesting a mutualistic relationship. His work comments on topics, such as race, sexuality, and mortality.
Frances Holmes is a recent SCAD graduate, exploring a new world of digital fine art. Her goal is to create artwork which is deeply personal, yet at the same time universal. She offers minimal forms of maximum beauty through her use of digital symbols and texts. Frances paints out the drama of her life through deeply saturated and bright colors. Exposing her past and the use of iconic imagery, most recently she has featured Bambi as a symbol of her identity. In creating art that expresses her narrative France's goal is to cathartically expresses her memories of love, nature, beauty and dreams.
io (FKA Aiden Simon) is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, photo, sculpture, and construction. They are interested in the disruption of stable states and subjectivities. They are currently drawing small creatures and writing a book. io is also interested in plants and rural queer space. They live at Tinkledy Spring, a queer land project they co-founded in Abiquiú, New Mexico. They received their BFA in Photography at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) 2009, and MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) 2013.
Jessica Langley (b. 1981, USA) is a multimedia artist based in Colorado. She has exhibited her work internationally, and has been an artist-in-residence in numerous programs including Skaftfell Center of Visual Art in Iceland, Askeaton Contemporary Art in Ireland, the SPACES World Artist Program in Cleveland, and the Digital Painting Atelier at OCAD-U in Toronto. She was a recipient of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship for research in Iceland, and earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. She is an amateur mycologist, and her artwork and writing have been published in the New York Mycological Society Newsletter, New American Paintings, NPR, Hyperallergic, and Temporary Art Review.
Emily Llamazales is an artist based in Atlanta, GA working in multi-media installation, performance, and ceramics. In 2019 she graduated from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Design. Emily’s work integrates photography, family history, sound, and video to weave together narratives of disjuncture and play.
Codi Maddox (born 1994) is a self taught contemporary Artist From Atlanta Ga. using mixed media and collage she weaves together stories about an Atlanta of the past which is slipping away with every Newly constructed condo and luxury apartment. Her work depicts and narrates urban life. Archiving cultural markers and familiar house hold items the work seeks to provoke a sense of nostalgia.
Lydia McCarthy’s work has been exhibited at 106 Green, Essex Flowers, Sardine and the Scandinavia House in New York, NAU Gallery in Stockholm, A-DASH in Athens and MECA in San Juan. She has been reviewed and published in The New Yorker, Art F City, The Wall Street Journal, Dossier and the Huffington Post. Lydia received a yearlong American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship in 2011. Her book 'Vision 5: The Vibratory Waves of External Unity' was released with Silent Face Projects at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in 2017. Lydia is an Associate Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University.
Trey Moseley is a multi disciplined artist with a focus in painting and sculpture. Born in the American south, he has exhibited work through public murals and exhibitions all over the east coast. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Joey Parlett is a visual artist who makes works on paper. He received his MA from Kent State University. In 2015, he was selected to participate in the Arctic Circle Residency, along with a group of international artists and writers. He has exhibited in group shows at numerous galleries including Rush Gallery in New York, NY, Pavel Zoubok in New York, NY, the former Pace Wildenstein Gallery in New York, NY, Platform Project Space in Brooklyn, NY, TSA NY in Brooklyn, NY and Transmitter Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Joel Parsons - I am not satisfied with the world I live in, so I have to make a new world, for myself and for the people I love. I construct a habitable place between the actual and the ideal, estrangement and identification, seduction and alienation, failure and success - a place to perform ambivalences. I operate promiscuously, through bad ballet, queer country music, guerilla organizing, unstable and ephemeral objects, embarrassingly romantic film, and always, always drawing. In all of these practices, I extend myself into a space of vulnerability, awkwardly but earnestly, sincerely but not without humor, in the hope of finding new ways of being here, in the world, with other people.
Carley Rickles is an atlanta born interdisciplinary artist. her projects combine art, [landscape and urban] architecture, scholarship, and social practice to question relationships between everyday life and the built environment. her projects are informed by her methodical process which includes inquiry, field research, documentation, and attempted conclusions. rickles holds a bachelor in landscape architecture from the university of georgia and a master of science in urban design from georgia tech. carley was a recipient of the 2019 dream warriors foundation spark grant for the arts and the 2020 idea capital travel grant. she is a founding member of the ceramics collective side clay studio. rickles is a 2020-2022 creatives project artist in residence. rickles co-runs martin rickles studio, an interdisciplinary art and design studio.
Kaleena Stasiak is an interdisciplinary artist who uses an assortment of haptic media such as printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and wood furniture to explore methods of the consumption of history. Her material investigations question the way individual, regional, and national identities are constructed in order to understand the formulation of collective myths, their relevance to the present, and ways to productively disrupt them. Recent shows include Ancient Art Objects curated by Katie Geha at Whitespace in Atlanta, GA, Give Them the Slip curated by Wendy Vogel and presented by Regina Rex at bitforms Gallery in New York, NY, and Identity Measures curated by Jordan Amirkhani at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA. Stasiak received her BFA in Printmaking from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario in 2008 and her MFA in Printmaking & Book Arts from the University of Georgia in 2018. Currently she is Lecturer in Printmaking & Foundations at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
HOUSE of TAU // represents the work of artist and designer K.Tauches who is based out of Atlanta, GA. Working in ceramics, graphic design, and photography, her designs inspire acts of conservation and respect for the Natural world.
Mishel Valenton is a Filipino-American artist born in Manila, Philippines currently residing in Northern Virginia. Color is their primary medium with preferred materials being oil and more recently inks. Their recent ink drawings began as personal portraits of an inner self and then progressed towards reflections of the BLM protests that happened over the summer.
Derek Weisberg, was born in 1983. He began sculpting at a very early age starting with the medium of mashed potatoes as soon as he could hold a fork and knife, moving onto action figure assemblage when he could load a hot glue gun, and at age 7 he turned to the medium of ceramics, which was the beginning of his lifelong love and ultimate passion. He unwaveringly pursued ceramics sculpture throughout his childhood and teens, in Benicia, CA, where he was raised. At age 18 he moved to Oakland, CA, to pursue his love for ceramics and art in general and attended California College of Arts and Crafts. At CCAC he received several awards and graduated with high honors in 2005 with a BFA. Since then Weisberg has co-owned his own gallery, Boontling Gallery, as well as curated numerous other shows. He has also worked with highly esteemed artists such as Stephen De Staebler, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Manuel Neri, and Peter Lane, among others. In addition Weisberg has maintained a strong and demanding studio practice, exhibiting nationally, and internationally. Weisberg currently lives and works in NY and is faculty at Greenwich House Pottery.
Andy Moon Wilson lives and works in Atlanta GA with his wife Jiha Moon, their son Oliver, and their two dogs.