Although the rest of our Goetemann Artist Residency program for 2020 had to be cancelled for this year, the Environmental Installation Artist Sophy Tuttle is still coming! She’ll be working outdoors at Ocean Alliance, painting the heretofore not-too-pretty shipping container where Ocean Alliance houses its Robotics Club.
We are planning to Zoom Sophy’s Opening Talk, which will take place September 9 at 4PM. A recording of the talk will be available after the presentation. Her Closing Talk will take place at Ocean Alliance at 4PM September 29 (and possibly recorded as well).
About the Artist:
Sophy Tuttle is a visual artist born in Colchester, England. She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Hartford Art School in 2019. She currently resides in Massachusetts.
From Sophy Tuttle’s Artist Statement:
My paintings and installations examine humanity’s collective priorities for the planet. I draw upon disparate inspirations such as the aesthetic and methodology of the natural sciences or the compositional strategies of the Mexican muralismo movement.
I always begin with a certain genre of questioning. For example, we have relied on the idea of Aristotle’s hierarchy of species to place ourselves above all others in every decision we make. What would it look like if we inverted this hierarchy? In this vein, each piece that I produce is a catalyst for conversation, collaboration and activism.
Rocky Neck Art Colony’s partner is Ocean Alliance, a global leader in research and education related to the conservation of whales and the ocean — right in our backyard at the end of Horton Street.
Opening Talk: Wednesday, September 9 at 4PM. Check back here for the Zoom link to watch the live presentation.
Closing Talk: Tuesday, September 29, at 4 PM. Check back here for the Zoom link for the live presentation.