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St. Tammany Art Association presents a new exhibition
on display July 10 – September 25, 2021
Serious Traits III
Covington, LA – St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) presents a new exhibition “Serious Traits III” by artist Tiffany Nesbit on display July 10 through September 25, 2021 in the Miriam Barranger Gallery of the Arthouse. Please join us for the Kokomo stroll and opening reception from 5 pm – 8pm July 10, 2021.
Tiffany A. Nesbit was born in New Orleans and grew up in surrounding parts of
Louisiana. Nesbit graduated from Disney University in Orlando, Florida, with a
certificate of Creativity and Innovation in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts
from Southeastern University of Louisiana in sculpture in 2018. Nesbit curated two
community murals in Lacombe, Louisiana on the Lacombe Family Pharmacy from 2014-15.
She has also curated and co-curated many local art events and exhibitions throughout
Louisiana. Nesbits’ work is also a part of several community projects, such as; Pelicans
on Parade and Artists in Cellophane. Her solo exhibitions include: Serious Traits ll, Elgin
Street Studios, Gallery ll, Houston, Texas, 2021. Serious Traits l, Third Space Gallery,
Houston, Texas, 2020. Daydreams of a Metropolitan, the Hammond Regional Arts
Center, Hammond, Louisiana, 2019. Remnants of Past Obsessions, the Heritage Bank of
Saint Tammany, Covington, Louisiana 2019, the Paintings of Tiffany Nesbit, the Gallery
of Covington City Hall, Covington, Louisiana 2018. Today, Nesbit is continuing her
education with an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Houston, Texas, while instructing
Fundamentals of Sculpture. She is a Board Member of the Hammond Regional Arts Center, Hammond, LA. In the Artist’s own words, “the components that create industrial objects and organic structures are
associated with each other in unpredictable ways. I am interested in searching for their
similar attributes, and using these characters to create a visual formula that construct a
compromise between the industrial and the natural. My work is the outcome of a
fantasized environment, which makes peace with nature and the industrial world we live
in: warping processed inorganic goods into forms that appear raw.
My practice reflects elements of my personal past, present and future living in
both rural and urban areas of the southern United States. While I am becoming more
grateful to live in this moment in history, I still realize there is space to improve day-to-
day human interactions with the environment and humanity as a whole and on an
individual bases. My work uses small individual characters that are physically tied
together, or collaged to create large bundles and layers. The bundles can be seen as either
the fullness or chaos that is possible when individual persons settle into larger groups.
The structures are created from a mixture of found materials; obtained from the side of
roads, waste from construction sites, farming equipment, rusted vessels, etc. These
objects are combined with handmade elements with materials like ceramics, plants,
paper, fabric, house paints and ropes. A sense of play and humor is created when the
spectator interacts with the bundles; by acting as the viewer, or physically touching and
re-arranging the pieces. When exhibited, the sculptures are never shown the same twice.
They are forever changing and morphing into a new pile. The drawings compliment
my sculptures. Using a multitude of separate drawings, they are collaged creating layers and textures; therefore, building surfaces that are influenced by my sculptures and my environments.”
The St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N. Columbia Street in downtown Covington. Current gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
St. Tammany Art Association is supported by the generosity of members, volunteers, sponsors and by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, St. Tammany Parish Government. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.