August 5 – October 2, 2022
Currents is a gallery space dedicated to recognizing the work of emerging and evolving California artists. Featuring a different artist every two months, Currents presents a range of media, styles, and genres.
Player pianos, guitar strings, and organ wires become the raw materials of my work.
Once glorified, these instruments were found at the dump or brought in off the streets. Their blue-green patina, deep scratches and nail holes are embedded traces of our history and humanity while revealing the passing of time.
This exhibition is a fusion of these abandoned parts.
Eliciting jazz riffs and melodic fragments even in their brokenness these objects hold meaning and conjure a desire for wholeness and harmony.
Repurposed into improvisational compositions, Reprise is an exploration in taking up and reshaping known objects into renewed forms.
– Nancy Sevier
Experience the exhibition playlist featuring Monterey Jazz Festival 2022 performers.
About the Artist
Nancy Sevier has applied her love of art to a personal practice in photography and sculpture. A lifelong Californian, Sevier received her BA degree from Chico State University and later went on to earn her Master’s degree in sculpture from San Jose State University. As an Adjunct-Professor, she’s taught art appreciation and photography at Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College. Sevier has curated a number of exhibitions, most recently, Tent Dresses by Robin Lasser and Adriane Pao in 2016, for the Center for Photographic Art. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Center for Photographic Art and is curating a show of underwater photographers to be held at the PGAC in January 2023.
Sevier’s work is in the collection of the Monterey Museum of Art and the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
She currently resides in Salinas, CA.
Image: Nancy Sevier, Chance Music for John Cage, 2021, mixed media, 27 x 27 in.