November - December 2016
A joint exhibition by Caroline Allison and Patrick Deguira.
Through a shared engagement with source materials derived from the landscape, the exhibition emerges and overlaps from the remains of social-philosophical models, earth-based systems, perceptions of time, and abandoned spaces of invention.
Looking to these ideas, the interconnected works on display materialize as double entendres pertinent to our current, yet turbulent times
Atlantic Ocean, September 10
View from the Panther Motel.
On September 10, 2001, two of the September 11th hijackers checked out of Room 12.
Zeitgeist Gallery, Installation View
Left to right: Panther Motel; Out of Copper (Deguira); Puddle (Deguira); Atlantic Ocean September 10
Mother Tree, Kentucky
Believed to be one of the oldest surviving American Chestnut trees to have escaped the chestnut blight of the early 20th century, its precise location remains undisclosed due to concerns about its preservation. Recent efforts to reintroduce a blight resistant variety are largely a result of research done around this particular tree.
Perhaps the only intact and unburied tidal creek to have survived Charleston’s continual development since the 1600’s.
Left to right: Styrofoam Study, Seven Mile Creek (Deguira); Underground Beehive (Deguira); Newmarket Creek; Calendar (Deguira); Mother Tree.
Considered to be one of the first communities formed by emancipated slaves, some believe this Underground Railroad stop in Kentucky was called Slickaway because slaves would “slick away” to freedom in Ohio.
Underground storage warehouse located in converted coal mine. Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee.
Veteran, Big Bluff
Black Mountain College
Founded in 1933, Black Mountain College was a school dedicated to artistic and creative experimentation. Its faculty included John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, Willem de Kooning, among others. The campus is now home to the Rockmont Camp, a Christian summer camp for boys.
Highlander Folk School, Grundy County, Tennessee
Established in 1932, the mission of the Highlander Folk School was to educate and organize working people, advocate for civil rights and nonviolent desegregation. In 1955, six months before the Montgomery bus boycott, Rosa Parks attended a seminar here. Other participants and visitors to the school included Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Septima Clark, John Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pete Seeger and others. Amidst charges of being a “communist training school”, the state of Tennessee revoked its charter, seized its land, and auctioned off parcels of the property to the local, and largely white, community.