New artwork, a new venue: “Cherchez la Vérité” at The Porch

I’ve been writing a lot over the last year or so about DYI movements in the arts, especially the Savannah music scene.

But we’ve seen some great energy in the visual arts too, epitomized by a new venue like The Porch — a gallery space in the Bull Street Baptist Church’s college annex at 17 East 31st St. That’s between Drayton and Bull.

From the press release for Cherchez La Vérité:

On view at The Porch this Friday will be Cherchez La Vérité an exhibition of multimedia work of six seniors from the fine arts department of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The artwork explores divergent perspectives that comprise an underlying vision dealing with truth as it relates to sociopolitical, natural, and universal forces.

Alexandra Olivier is working with industrial materials, clay and video installations to convey a fundamental spiritual connection to truth. Candace Whittemore paints with traditional media and fibers to reflect on intimacy, interpersonal relationships and cultural interactions. Isaac McCaslin’s paintings convey a philosophical nervousness toward the acceptance or rejection of technology and simulations in light of a deteriorating environment. Lacey Fuquea paints and works with video installation to spark a dialogue about suppression, expression, and censorship. Rhett Scott fills his drawings, and paintings with mixed media and complex imagery that invite the viewer to question the instability of the human condition. And Xavier Robles de Medina’s work exhibits spatial deconstruction through line and circuitry.

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Cherchez La Vérité will take place November 2, 2012 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.