MY HEART BEATS
an exhibition by Neill Prewitt
Exhibition Dates: 12.03.20 – 12.25.20
First Friday Opening | 12.04.20
Play is childs’ work. Before we know how to engage with reality, we play. For adults, play offers a primary creative and critical practice. I made this work by imagining the everyday objects around me, coming alive. How does a lampshade move, and what sound does it make? Anyone could tell you! This is a playful practice of creative freedom that shifts my experience of daily life.
Neill Prewitt is a multimedia artist based in Atlanta, GA. He was raised by entrepreneurs in the suburban evangelical 1980s, and found community in the independent music scene in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC. A product of the North Carolina public school system, he earned a BA in English at North Carolina State University and an MFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012, during which time his practice was characterized by collaborative projects ranging from public access TV to community-sourced installation. From 2012-2016 he wrote and directed a pair of rock operas. He has recently performed at Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn and on the OBX Art Truck in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and been Visiting Artist at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Prewitt is a Lecturer in Foundations at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.
To learn more about the artist visit their website: www.neillprewitt.com