OUT OF CONTEXT
OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH
6 – 9 PM
through September 9th
CAMERON GALLERY at The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707
Out of Context
The practice of quoting out of context (sometimes referred to as “contextomy” and quote mining), is an informal fallacy and a type of false attribution in which a passage is removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its intended meaning. Contextomies are stereotypically intentional, but may also occur accidentally if someone misinterprets the meaning and omits something essential to clarifying it, thinking it non-essential.
Artist Statement: Kathryn DeMarco
One of my favorite things to do with my artwork is to find materials and use them in surprising ways. I often take advertisements, magazine images, song lyrics and book quotes out of context so that the original meaning is changed. Innuendo and funny ideas can come from a truncated part of a sentence or picture. I interpret a new meaning of the images and words that suit my desires and help me tell a different story. Some might call this misinformation, but I call it a new way of thinking about situations and ideas. My ideas are open to the viewers’ unique perspective to take out of context too.
About Kathryn DeMarco
Kathryn is an artist who works in collage and pen and ink. She was born in New England and has a BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts. She has spent more than 25 years in North Carolina enjoying the wonderful warm temperatures and friendly people and cats and dogs. Kathryn’s art consists of self-portraits, animal portraits and landscapes using collage and paint. She shows at Craven Allen Gallery, Durham Art Guild and other venues around the Triangle.
About Linwood Hart
Most of my work is OUT OF CONTEXT. I absolutely LOVE removing bits and pieces of material and then presenting or misrepresenting them (however you want to view it). I remove information as I see fit and present it within a new landscape that I have crafted. The original message being amplified or squelched. I sent it out. You can interpret.
Artist Statement: Libby O’Daniel
My work is a visual journal of my experiences as one who exists in the between spaces of gender and sexuality. Hybrids of painting with sculpture, fibers, and printmaking question traditions within both art and society. By revealing the hidden and exposing social-norm projections, the viewer is invited to consider a more creative definition of identity. Through the process of art-making, I explore my own duality, discover authenticity, and work to create a sense of belonging for myself and others like me.
About Libby O’Daniel
Libby O’Daniel, born in Tucson, Arizona, raised in Michigan and Colorado, has lived in North Carolina since 2002, and earned her B.A. in studio art from Meredith College. Libby’s work bridges the gap between two-dimensional and three-dimensional, and between traditions of art mediums, using painting as a springboard. She will be completing residencies at Golden Belt and Artspace in 2016 and has shown work locally at Durham Art Guild, Visual Art Exchange, and the Betty McCain Gallery.