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BITTERSWEET The Art of Mercedes Nelson
November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Our friend Merecedes Nelson is moving out the 605 and we couldn’t think of a better way to send her off than her own solo show. BITTERSWEET will fill the Third Eye Gallery with her visionary photography. Fresh from her show at the Washington Pavilion, we are honored to have her here for a going away of sorts. (She promises to return on occasion)
First Friday opening will feature the return of Abbi Day, beer, glizzy and love filled magic. Save the date, this shall be rad indeed.
Shop/Look/Listen Local….Stay rad….
About the artist and the art:
Merecedes Nelson, AKA Film Fawn, is a photographer and artist inspired by the seemingly mundane moments of life. Driven by how those moments can be transformed through alternative film processes into a magical, surreal, dream induced world. Layering and alternative film processes are at the heart of their practice, from film souping, to cyanotype, to embroidery and watercolor on polaroid emulsion lifts, it’s about exploration and experimentation, It’s about the contrast of controlled process (framing a composition in the viewfinder) against the magic of the uncontrolled (souping film).
These pieces range all across the board from the last decade that Merecedes has been creating work in Sioux Falls, as an ode to the place that has shaped and inspired her into the artist and human she is now. These pieces are a love letter to Sioux Falls and the experiences and people here that have held Merecedes as she changed and grew along with her art and process. Now is the bittersweet goodbye to a home she has always known as she prepares to move to New Mexico and whatever magical adventures await.