Second Street Gallery is pleased to present an Artist-in-Residence exhibition featuring Charlottesville-based artist Somé Louis, to be held in the Dové Gallery from September 2 - 30, 2022. The exhibition space will continue to evolve throughout the course of the month as Louis creates new work.
An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Friday, September 2, 2022, from 5:30-7:30pm, where the artist will be present to chat with visitors.
Learn more about the exhibition and artist here:https://www.secondstreetgallery.org/some-louis
Somé Louis is a Charlottesville-based conceptual artist whose work investigates concepts of observation, memory, and emotional processing through simple creative exercises. In her recent work, Louis explores drawing, painting, plant arrangement and installation as ritual-like centering practices, as well as tools to mitigate sensory overload and record daily occurrences.
Louis received her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Wellesley College in 2017, and received the Friends of Art Prize for Studio Art. She has participated in a number of Charlottesville creative projects, including the Nick Cave AIR Workshop at the University of Virginia, and the FLOW Rivanna River Festival. Louis was a 2021 New City Arts fellow and a 2022 McGuffey Art Center Residency Artist. She is a current artist in McGuffey Art Center’s 2022-2023 Incubator Studio Program.
Louis was selected from a competitive pool of applicants by guest curator, Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, from this year’s Artist-in-Residence open call. The selected residency artist is provided a working studio space and opportunity for exhibition within the Dové Gallery at Second Street Gallery for the months of August through September 2022, in addition to a $1000 stipend and professional photographs of work created during their fellowship.
The Artist-in-Residence opportunity provides an emerging artist who is facing financial challenges or lacking access to a studio space an opportunity to grow in their studio practice while strengthening their professional skills as an artist. Preference was given to applicants with specific project goals for the two month residency period. The residency artist will receive mentoring and guidance from the guest curator.
This residency opportunity and exhibition is generously sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.