My art does not fit neatly into a box to be packaged, labeled, and mass-produced; it is something to be experienced and contemplated.
I examine contemporary society through a lens of psycho-analysis by deconstructing everyday objects, actions, and experiences. This work often emerges on-site, composed of found items, mined from the surrounding area. I arrive equipped with only a color and the edge of an idea to learn from each place, situated in time, among its history and present day. The result invites viewers to enter the artwork as if stepping into a painting. This reality is separate from ordinary life and traditional art-viewing.
Domestic imagery (home) serves as a metaphor for the mind, highlighting the social psyche as it relates place to the formation of identity. Emotional tendencies such as insecurity, dependence, and compulsion are present, as comforts of ordinary life, such as the couch or chair are personified. Object placement is crucial to my process, as this action exerts a need for control much like posturing the self in public space. Color is used to heighten mental awareness by evoking an emotional response.
Feelings of nostalgia, flashes of past trauma, or a dreamlike state of déjà vu may occur. These installations are temporary; thus, placing attention on the present moment while confronting consumer culture. I implore viewer investigation and imagination to draw one's own conclusions.
Artist to Artist, Episode 1, Sharon Norwood & Brittany M. Watkins, IG Live, May 2020.
Learn more about Sharon's work: https://sharonnorwood.com/home.html
InstallMINT, MINT Gallery, Curatorial Show, Fall 2019, Atlanta, GA
Future Present 19, Mono8 Gallery, Invitational Group Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.
GUT/CUT , at Park Ave. Studios, Savannah, GA. Opening Reception, May 19, 2019, 3-7PM, Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-3PM, Friday-Saturday by appointment.
AFFECT-ED, BEING at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC. Opening Reception 09.27.18
& Co. exhibits the work of myself and Tenee Hart through 05.25.18 at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL.
The unlimited, incalculable fourth dimension or expanse in which the visible aspect of physical, mental, emotional, and social patterns of behavioral character represent the quality of being a person; existence, located as a self.
In-progress studio detail, November 2017, Tallahassee, FL.