Hand-cut paper art on display at Shezmu Cellars all of June with a gallery to top it off!
Shezmu Cellars’ monthly artist spotlight returns with an exciting new exhibit and gallery! The exhibit is on display at Shezmu Cellars now and will conclude with this gallery event where you can meet the artist, Sydney Evans, and purchase your favorites. Come view the exhibit during Shezmu’s regular business hours and make plans to attend the gallery!
While no tickets are required, if you RSVP via the free “ticket” you’ll receive an email reminder two days ahead of the gallery and let the artist know you support them and their work!
Sydney Evans is an artist based in Marietta, GA. She attended Memphis College of Art and has a degree in fine art specializing in graphic design. Her love of paper started in college when she experimented with cut paper for many projects. Starting with a sketch, she uses tracing paper to trace the original drawing and then transfers it onto different colors of paper. She then uses a hobby blade or scissors to hand cut each piece and glue them together layer by layer to create her works.
About the exhibit: “In recent months, I have been thinking about personal growth and identity. We all have spent a lot of time indoors away from our friends and family this past year. That creates a space for depression, anxiety, and fear to creep in. I desperately want to hang on to faith and move forward regardless of the state of the world. I started creating these figures in vintage clothing as a representation of nostalgia in my own life – an example of looking to the past and what was, or could have been. The flowers serve as a contrast to that – as a way of enjoying where you are now, how much you’ve grown, and looking forward to progress in the future. Through all the hardship and suffering, there is always a chance to start over and “grow” again. Just like the flowers do every year. After creating those ladies, the paper flowers spread to mountain scenes, and different decades.
All of those, mixed with work that I’ve created over the years, I hope that you enjoy this whimsical display of paper-cut artworks!”