Nice Is Not Enough
Sedrick Chisom, Madison Creech, Ingrid Tremblay
April 17th, 2019 – May 22nd, 2019
Reception Wednesday, April 17th from 6-9pm
Publication Release Friday, May 3rd from 6-9pm
Gallery Hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1-6pm
The VCU Fountainhead Fellowship is a highly competitive award given to recent MFA graduates who display exemplary talent within their concentration. VCUarts extends one fellowship per department: Sculpture + Extended Media, Painting + Printmaking, and Craft + Material Studies. Each recipient is given a studio space, furnished apartment, stipend, teaching opportunities, and an exhibition. This year SEDIMENT is pleased to host the Fellowship exhibition and to produce a limited-edition publication with the artists.
Ingrid Tremblay is a French-Canadian artist, originally from Montreal, Canada and currently based in Richmond, Virginia. She is the 2018-2019 VCUarts Fountainhead Fellow in Sculpture + Extended Media. Tremblay completed an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at The University of Texas at Austin and a BFA at Concordia University in Montreal. She additionally holds and a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Speech-Language Pathology from Université de Montréal. She received several fellowships through The University of Texas at Austin, including the College of Fine Arts/Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship and the College of Fine Arts/Graduate School Continuing Summer Fellowship. She also has been awarded the Bourse Fonds de Recherche Québec Société et Culture and the Bourse Recherche et Création from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).
Recent exhibitions include grayDUCK gallery, Austin (solo); Visual Arts Center, Austin; Lawndale Art Center, Houston; Mass Gallery, Austin; and Phi Center, Montreal. Tremblay completed residencies including ACRE (USA), Vermont Studio Center (USA), Terra Vivente Art Studio (Italy) and 59 Rivoli (France). She has also been selected to attend Djerassi Resident Art Program in August 2019. The creation of Ingrid’s work presented at SEDIMENT ARTS was made possible by the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Madison Creech is the 2018-19 Fountainhead Fellow in the Department of Craft and Material Studies. She holds an MFA in fibers from Arizona State University and a BFA and BS in textile, merchandising, and fashion design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has served as faculty associate at Arizona State University, instructing surface design and served as Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar at Stetson University teaching digital art and textile art courses.
Creech has held residencies at Metro Community College Prototype Lab in Omaha, Nebraska, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Texas, and Techshop in Chandler, Arizona. Her work has been widely exhibited across the country, and she has been the recipient of a number of distinguished awards, including the Juror’s Award from the Surface Design Association’s Explorations exhibition, the Rudy Turk Award for History in American Craft from ASU, and the Mary Beason Bishop and Francis Sumner Merit Scholarship from the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. For more information about Madison Creech, please visit, http://www.creechers.com/. Image by Steven Casanova courtesy of VCUarts.
Sedrick Chisom (b. 1989) was born in Philadelphia and received a full scholarship to study at Cooper Union. Fascinated with thermal imagery and preoccupied by Christian iconography, Chisom conjures images that are both warm and chilling, akin to a pietà surveilled by a U.S. Army drone. Much of his work examines the ways in which Whiteness and Christianity have colonized the lives and sublimated the suffering of People of Color. After completing his BFA, he received his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His work has been displayed at numerous group shows, including at JTT Gallery, Signal Gallery, and Abrons Art Center.