Opens December 7th through 28th, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, December 7th from 6PM-10PM
Flypaper is an exhibition of recent collaborative work by Douglas Degges and Sarah Phyllis Smith. The work explores the space between idea and feeling through the pairing and layering of text and image. Image-making is approached as a physical thinking process and objects become containers for shared memories. For Sarah, whose work is often rooted in autobiographical narrative, this work is a move toward improvisation and abstraction. For Douglas, this work marks an embrace of representational imagery and storytelling.
Douglas Degges | www.douglasdegges.com Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Douglas Degges graduated with a BA from Rhodes College in 2009 and a MFA from the University of Iowa in 2012. His work has been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Most recently his work was exhibited at Night Light Gallery in Chicago, IL, Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, The Yellow Door Gallery in Des Moines, IA, The Masur Museum in Monroe, LA, Loveland Artspace in Loveland, CO, Organ Kritischer Kunst in Berlin, Germany, and Galleria Huuto in Helsinki, Finland. Douglas was also recently an artist-in-residence at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation.
Sarah Phyllis Smith | sarahpsmith.com Sarah Phyllis Smith (b. 1986 Middletown, NY) is an artist and educator currently based in Chicago. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Where the Great Lakes Leap to the Sea at The Shed Space in Brooklyn, NY and Fish Hotel at Vanderbilt University’s Space 204. Her work has also shown at Whitespace Gallery, The University of the Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Kentucky, and The Midwest Center for Photography. Her work has been featured by several online publications including Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Light Leaked, AINT-BAD Magazine, Vulgaris Magazine, Photo-Emphasis, and was recently featured on the cover of Iranian literary magazine, Dastan. Sarah currently serves as the Assistant Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts: Media Arts program.