EMILY MCCALL ROCA RICE: BEING AND BECOMING
Le Swamp October 8 - November 30th
Emily McCall Roca Rice
Investigating what is torn, broken and dead, and then feverishly reshaping these materials is their alchemical method for transfiguration and a way to gather all of time together.
These natural objects are manifestations of a believed and beloved reality exploring the fascia between relationships and time. Their visual praxis is a way to comprehend what is remembered, forgotten and misremembered. Transformative light and shapes in space connect moments and individuals through their storytelling while simultaneously evoking a sentiment of urgency that cannot be ignored.
Emily McCall Roca Rice is an artist whose work engages with fragmentation, post-apocalyptic realities, and sustainable resurrection through material handling and direct observation. Born in Birmingham, AL in 1993, they received their BFA in Spanish and Art from Birmingham-Southern College (2016). They are currently a Painting and Drawing MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.”