REFLECTING HER STORY
works by Vivianne Carey, Caroline Rust, and
Noor ul ain Zaib
Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery
121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC
Sept. 13 - Oct. 27, 2019
Thursday, October 10
5:30 - 7:30 PM
ARTFUL BRAS PROJECT
Sept. 13 - Oct 27, 2019
Thursday, October 10
5:30 - 7:30 PM
October 10 - 27
Mobile 3D Mammography
Friday, October 11
9 AM - 3 PM
In a collaborative exhibition, Vivianne Carey, Caroline Rust, and Noor ul ain Zaib share works of art that not only emulate intricacies of being female, they also focus on identity. The concept recognizing that topics traditionally perceived as private and individual are, in fact, shared and universal, is central to the exhibit's thesis. Harnessing this theme, Noor uses the medium of video to explore contemporary social, cultural, and political landscapes while Vivianne and Caroline use the mediums of sculpture and painting to address gender and body-image narratives that stem from personal experience. From altars to compacts, the literal and allegorical mirrors within the conglomeration of these works act as a means to develop dialogues which consider perceptions we have on gender and femininity. The exhibit affords viewers an opportunity to accompany the artists on their journeys to emphasize the poetic beauty and strength found in the stories of women, as depicted through their humble perspectives.
VIVIANNE CAREY | viviannecarey.com
The objects and installations which I create are a metaphor for the darker aspects of life but with a regenerative perspective. Like a beautiful nightmare, these objects, made from primarily glass and steel are reminiscent of haunted treasures found in a reliquary. Filthy pearls, oil-stained rags, sharpened nails and glass shards are juxtaposed against a white ambience to reflect innocence, evil and divinity, grace and disgrace.
CAROLINE RUST | carolinerust.com
Described as a 'painter's painter' Caroline Rust creates paintings and installations charged with expressionistic color and assembled with multiple layered surfaces. Rust's artworks are featured in national exhibitions and procured by corporate and private collectors world-wide. She has exhibited in galleries in Charlotte, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and NYC to name a few. To her credit, Rust has achieved numerous significant awards for her work. Selected accomplishments include: 2018 Arts Council of York County Artist Grant recipient, Charlotte NC 2017 ArtPop Street Gallery Artist, 2016 ‘best of show’ in “InVISIBLE” exhibit in Pittsburgh PA, 2015 Artist in Residence at Charlotte’s McColl Center for Art+Innovation, 2013 SC Biennial artist, and 2012 ‘best of show’ in “From a Different Point of View” exhibit in Pittsburg PA (awarded by E. Shiner, director of the Warhol Museum). Rust is repeat recipient of Artist Grants from both Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council and Arts Council of York County. She has served on the national board of directors for ArtPop Street Gallery, currently is an officer on the board for the Women’s Art Initiative, Rock Hill SC, and a member of the National Association of Women Artists NY, NY. Rust received a BFA from East Carolina University and an MFA from Winthrop University, both with a painting concentration. She has a personal commitment to the arts community, and has accomplishments as a teacher of art and design at the college level.
NOOR UL AIN ZAIB
Noor ul Ain Zaib uses the medium of video to explore contemporary female identity and social justice.
Noor ul ain Zaib is a Performing artist, Documentary filmmaker & Media trainer based in Lahore, Pakistan. After completing her Graduation degree in ‘Film & Television Production’ & Post-graduation degree in ‘Multimedia’ from the National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore, she is currently working as a ‘Media Manager & Trainer’ with an info-media organization/NGO called Interactive Resource Center (IRC). IRC aims to strengthen the process of social development and empowerment of the disadvantaged sections of the society through art-based development approach and its materialization is interactive theatre and Media as a tool for change without political, ethnic, religious, gender or any other biases.
Since 2014 – present, Noor has been working with IRC and trained more than 500+ students for ‘Film & Citizen Journalism’ from all over Pakistan. Her uniqueness in IRC’s work is attributed to giving visual images to social issues. As a documentary filmmaker she has made various documentaries focusing on the topics of culture diversity, peace, arts, inspiring stories, women empowerment, minority rights and counter extremism.
Describing her style of work she shared "As a documentary filmmaker my work revolves around meeting people & documenting lives of others, people who are new to me, issues which are heart-throbbing sometimes, but what I love about being a documentary filmmaker, is that it always teaches me something new, it gives me wings to explore new avenues & share stories that are untold. I like my films to be candid and have this organic feel to it so the viewer can experience what I have experienced, for me narrative & objectivity are the most crucial part of my films."
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