Exhibitions Ephemeral Chance by Nancy Bernardo
January 4 – 31, 2021 Project Space One
Playing off of the concept of ephemera and chance Nancy Bernardo plans to use the Project Space to create two-dimensional, three-dimensional and projected collages with imagery from the Soibelman Archives and Lantern Slide Collection. She is interested in the ways unlike objects might intersect and interact with one another and create more subversive and unintended meanings. Bernardo would like to refashion these items in order to preserve an aesthetic depth not originally intended in their construction. She is interested in using images that relate to the portrayal of female gender roles and messaging that is aimed at women. In addition, she has an interest in images that relate to nature and science. This re-purposing and re-fabrication of “old” imagery paradoxically gives these items new life in a 21st century artistic context. Her work processes moves between analog and digital techniques which compliments and juxtaposes the imagery.
Nancy Bernardo currently lives in Rochester, NY and is a practicing designer/artist and teaches at RIT. She has been recognized and awarded honors from Graphis, Print Regional Design Awards, Design Observer, HOW In-House Design Award, HOW Best of International Design and STA 100.
Funds for this residency came from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.