PLACES OF OFFERING
Ceci Cole McInturff
Places of Offering
Ceci Cole McInturff
Episodic outdoor installations of organic ephemera
on the grounds of the Hammond Museum
July 10 - November, 2021
Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis
Quiet not obedient, subtle and not, these minimally impacted natural forms are metaphors for human feelings and life.
Usually installed, documented and then dismantled for use in an eventual photographic artist’s book, here on the Hammond Museum grounds these materials from nature can be viewed while left to wear away, back to where they came from.
OPENING - July 10, 2021 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Exhibit is open during museum hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 4 pm
ARTIST STATEMENT AND BIO
Ceci Cole McInturff works in cross-media sculpture, hand-formed paper, casting and book objects.
In non-traditional combinations of plant and animal material, she uses a minimalist aesthetic with intimate handwork, often conveying an introspective quality. Her work is meant to honor things no longer living and suggest wisdom in applying nature’s cyclical lessons to human culture.
She also often casts in monochromatic white, using its clarity, purity, and for many its clinical creepiness in the breaking up and reconfiguring of recognizable objects, including parts of the body.
These works variously seek to expand the definition of beauty, demonstrate interconnectedness and linked well-being between species, use body as emotional metaphor, and imply sacred within the natural.
Founder/owner of the former 87FLORIDA non-profit exhibit and performance space and a member of the Otis Street Arts Project - both in Washington D.C. - she holds an MFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University; completed two years of MA/Art and the Book study at the Corcoran College of Art+Design; is a former executive with the CBS Television Network; and the mother of two sons.
Memberships: International Sculpture Center, Washington Sculptors Group, Washington Project for the Arts, ArtDC Forum, National Museum for Women in the Arts, and the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.
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