Ruth Jeyaveeran, Textile/Surface Design, won second place for her work Synoptic Chart #1 in the AD Gallery’s Ninth Annual International Juried Competition at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Interpretations of the theme of “Empathy” were welcomed in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches. Artists were invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). The work on view in the on-campus gallery represents a wide range of approaches to the theme including photography, mixed media, abstraction, and traditional figurative painting.
Jeyaveeran’s piece, Synoptic Chart #1, is part of an ongoing series exploring the shifting relationship between the natural and industrial elements in our environment due to climate change. Referencing nautical maps, synoptic charts and extreme weather events, each piece is created using a combination of traditional handcrafting techniques (felting/embroidery) and digital technologies (laser cutting/engraving). Two other works from the series, Red Algae Bloom and Tributaries, were also accepted into the show.
An exhibition of the selected works will be on view at AD Gallery through October 20.
For more information, contact Jeyaveeran, (212) 217-5143.