My mixed media piece entitled Ladylike was chosen for the juried show Curious Deviations at Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, GA. Event description:
"Non-Fiction presents Curious Deviations, a juried exhibition of 27 artists exploring the concept of the uncanny. Through diverse style and medium, the artists encapsulate both the familiar and strange, feelings of tension, eeriness, or disquiet."
Unfortunately I could not attend, as I was beginning my semester abroad in Lacoste, France. However, I was ecstatic to receive news that the jurors awarded my piece Honorable Mention! The award was icing on the cake of a truly great experience showing alongside 26 fantastically bold and talented artists.
The show was part of First Friday Art March, a program by Art Rise Savannah that collaborates with local businesses and community members for a gallery hop on the first Friday of every month. Kayla Goggin of Art Rise Savannah wrote in her review of Curious Deviations:
"It is my opinion that this is one of the most conceptually successful shows I have yet to see in Savannah’s independent galleries...this is a must-see stop on Friday’s Art March; it is rich, diverse, and will definitely command your imagination"
Goggin also cited a few specific works in her article, including Ladylike:
"Throng Kim’s Disco Mind, Zhenjie Dong’s Pixie and the Red Cross Society of China and Kenzie [Adair]’s Ladylike deal with themes of mystery and the eeriness of untold identity. [Adair]’s piece seems to offer some nebulous feminist commentary, perhaps referencing Hannah Wilke’s Starification Object Series with its similar chewed gum motif obscuring the identity or beauty of a woman." (See the full article here: http://desotorow.org/curiosities-at-non-fiction/)
Overall, being a part of Curious Deviations was an honor, a great experience, and great way to debut the new direction of my work. Special thanks to Everyone at Non-Fiction Gallery and Art Rise Savannah for everything you do to support artists and expand the arts in general!