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New Intern for SECCA!

July 24, 2012

Hello, SECCA fans! My name is Sarah Parks and I’ll be the intern here at SECCA for the rest of the summer. I’m a rising senior at Emory University, down in the crazy metropolis of Atlanta, and I’m working on getting a B.A. in Art History. My academic focus has leaned more toward ancient art so I wanted to branch out and learn about what is going on in the contemporary art world. I was lucky enough to get an internship at SECCA so I could get some experience working with contemporary art. (I’ll admit, I was also drawn to North Carolina so I could indulge in the succulent BBQ that y’all make here. Atlanta can be somewhat lacking in the BBQ department).

A good bit of my family resides around these parts of North Carolina; I had heard about how awesome SECCA is but I had never had the opportunity to visit. Now that I have been here for a couple days and have had some time to poke around the galleries, I am just kicking myself because I had not visited this amazing gallery earlier. From the moment I turned onto Marguerite Drive and saw that giant cow, I knew SECCA was going to be a great place to delve into contemporary art.

For those of y’all that have not been to SECCA (or haven’t been recently), I highly recommend you drop by and escape the sweltering summer heat. The summer exhibitions are intriguing, to say the least. The newest exhibit, Curtis Mann: Modifications, opened today and I think it will be a huge hit with SECCA visitors. The chemically altered photographs of international locations suck you into a bright wasteland peppered with dark figures. paperless is a fun exhibit that features several artists’ interpretations on the fragility of paper as a medium. Light and Space is only here until August 5th so come see it while you can! This exhibit features glass pieces by Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova that play with optical illusion. Words can’t do these exhibits justice, so come see them for yourself!

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