August 21, 2020
378 Gallery is pleased to present Resonance, a new exhibition of art, running from August 8 to 29.
Resonance is 378 Gallery’s first exhibition since the beginning of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, and public health safety and protocols drive the presentation. There will be no opening reception. The exhibition can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by appointment. Attendance is limited to six people at a time, and social distance of 6 feet between patrons inside the gallery and waiting in a queue outside is required. Masks are required without exception for anyone inside the gallery and waiting to enter. To schedule an appointment call or text 4404 530 9277.
Resonance features work by the following eight artists: Susan Cipcic, Cynthia Farnell, Rachel Garceau, Emily Gomez, Deborah Heidel, Tim Hunter, Pandra Williams, and Shona Wilson. Originally scheduled to coincide with Earth Day 2020, the concept for community focuses on the resonance between viewers and the natural world. Exhibition organizer and director Pandra Williams envisions, “Auditory resonance is the sound produced by an object when it vibrates at the same rate as the sound waves from another object. Intensification and prolongation of sound, especially of a musical tone, is produced by sympathetic vibration. Emotional resonance is an elemental reaction to an external object, space, idea, or event. When resonance occurs with the viewer, the resonating feature has struck, created, a sympathetic vibration within the mind, our cognitive faculty, or the intuitive reactive centers of the gut, or heart.”
Susan Cipcic is a sculptor living and working in the Atlanta area. She earned a BS in Biology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and an MFA in sculpture from Georgia State University. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown locally and nationally, and she has received numerous awards and honors. Her work has been published extensively and she has exhibited previously at 378 Gallery.
Cynthia Farnell creates recent works that explore the interaction between humans and botanical species, where plants become repositories of memory, history, beauty and desire. She earned a BFA from Auburn University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has earned numerous awards, grants and honors for her work and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. She is on the faculty of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.
Rachael K. Garceau is a studio artist living and working in the Atlanta area. She has been recognized as an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and as a Woman to Watch by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Rachael received a BA in Fine Arts from Franklin Pierce College and completed the Core Fellowship at Penland School of Craft. She has received awards, honors, grants and residencies and her work has been shown nationally and has been published in many arts publications.
Emily J. Gomez, a native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, earned a BA in Fine Arts from Loyola University Chicago and an MFA with Distinction in Photography from the University of Georgia. Gomez is a professor of art at Georgia College in Milledgeville. She has received many honors, grants, awards and commissions for her work, which has been extensively exhibited nationally.
Deborah Heidel earned a bachelor of environmental design in architecture at North Carolina State University and a master of architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has worked as a professional architect and as a teacher all while maintaining a steady dedication to producing works of fine art. Her artwork has been shown extensively in Atlanta and in New York City. She has exhibited previously at 378 Gallery.
Tim Hunter earned a BFA from the California College of the Arts and an MFA in painting from Georgia State University. His work has been shown extensively locally and nationally and has been acquired into many museum and corporate collections. He has earned numerous awards, grants, and fellowships and has exhibited previously at 378 Gallery.
Pandra Williams is an environmental artist and activist based in Atlanta. Large biologically inspired sculpture mingles with native plants in installations. Pedestal and wall sculptures blend plant and organ references, enticing the viewer to entertain ideas neither familiar nor comfortable.
Shona Wilson is a contemporary Australian sculptor, who has engaged with natural found material to create both abstract and representational 2-D assemblages and 3-D sculptures for over 20 yrs. Shona is the creator of the One A Day Ephemeral Art Project, which has inspired people worldwide. She currently lives and works on the NSW mid north coast and is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Artvisory in Melbourne Australia.