ANDREW NIGON, CARMEN TIFFANY, KELLY BOEHMER @ SWAMPSPACE

NIGON_POOR_HAPPY

Exploring the space between childhood imagination and adult existance as seen in drawing, sculpture/installation and video. Carmen Tiffany investigates the significance of childhood imagination in relation to the destitute and isolated regions of rural Western American culture. Inspired by children’s media, Tiffany’s work subtly uses fantastical characters that blur the line between predator and prey in a haunting beauty. Boehmer’s sculptural work speaks to the relationship between soft materials such as yarn, wool, faux fur and fleece, with a subject that is repulsive and violent. This process of seduction and brutality lead Boehmer into a dialogue about relationships, who we are and what we can become. Nigon is interested in the parallax nature of our existence in which we have an insatiable drive to improve while living in a state of constant decay. His process involves a periods of feverish construction followed be reckless dismantling and assemblage until the form becomes a complex “living” thing, which contains a personal history and an implied truth.

Andrew Nigon was born and raised in Rochester, MN in 1981 and received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2011. Nigon currently lives and works in Miami and has shown extensively in South Florida as well as nationally and internationally including a group show in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Wonderland Magazine and Beautiful Decay Magazine. Nigon is represented by Primary Projects in Miami, FL.
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Carmen Tiffany received her BFA from Minnesota State University in 2005, and her MFA from the University of South Florida in 2010. Working in several mediums, including installation and video, Carmen has exhibited in the United States and Europe. Recent exhibitions include Miami, New York, and Chicago.
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Kelly Boehmer has exhibited and performed her work nationally and internationally including shows in Baltimore, Dallas, Miami, New York City, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Juan, and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Kelly is a member of the performance art group, Glitter Chariot. She received her BFA in Studio Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in Studio Art at the University of South Florida
kellyboehmer.com

 

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