August 3, 2017
Gallery Series: Dereliction: Changing Structures by Pamela Winegard
Dereliction: Changing Structures by Pamela Winegard
Pamela Winegard is a mixed media artist and printmaker. Pam was awarded a 2017 Arts & Science Regional Artist Project Grant. In 2015, she was inducted into the National Association of Women Artist in NYC. Pam was a juried ASC Fall 2014 CSA Program Artist. In addition, she was a 2012 Affiliate Artist-In-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Pam received a both a fellowship and a grant to attend residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, 2012-14. She is a recently retired professor having taught at UNCC, Wingate University, CPCC, Winthrop University, and the Art Institute of Charlotte, where she chaired the Graphic Design Department. Pam is a frequent lecturer and a visiting artist leading workshops at institutions across the country. She has been in international, national, and regional juried exhibitions and has been awarded several exhibition honors including Best of Show and First Place awards. She has been published in a number of exhibition catalogs and national magazines. Pam was awarded an Arts & Science Council Penland School of Crafts scholarship. Cabarrus Arts Council awarded her a public art award for the city’s mural project “Windows of Cabarrus County”. The SC National Guard recognized for her volunteer work creating a large mural, in support of the Ft. Mill National Guard Armory. She currently advocates for art in her community by serving on two boards, the James River Arts and Humanities Council and Riverviews Artspace. She continues to volunteer her time and energies in projects that involves giving voice to members of her community. Her work is represented in a number of private collections. Pam and her husband, Herb, recently relocated their home, numerous pets, and her studio to Lynchburg, VA where they love being in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
“I conduct a visual investigation of the narratives created between the members of a community and the places they inhabit. Buildings, environments, and landscapes resonate with me as metaphors for current social issues and personal anxieties. These lost spaces particularly reference American architectural icons – but I reframed the emotional or aesthetic discussion of them. It is curious and compelling to use the concepts of nostalgia, transience, permanence, roots, connections, and heritage, to illustrate fractured relationships or degrees of separation. Using the resulting contradictory means (color palette, scale, materials, medium) to recreate these spaces or reinforce the gaps between images that speak to me of the complexities of the times we live in today and my own personal journey.
“I have come to believe that I am drawn to spaces and the places we have or do inhabit; to groups of people affected by displacement, or lack community attachment; that are forgotten or overlooked because all of these aspects mirror my own experience. I see a certain amount of beauty and sadness in these places but I also see stories that need to be imbued with life. If I keep talking about them, about me, about others in these spaces I create, then they continue to exist. In addition, the making process and the act of drawing create an intimacy that gives me a safe place to be in my daily life. The work anchors me.”
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