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JEFF
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GODA

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JEFF
GODA

JEFF
GODA

conceptual installations - performances

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JEFF
GODA

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 July 16 - August 13  2022

Woodbine Gallery

1112 Rutherford Rd.
Greenville, South Carolina

Tuesdays - Saturdays  11am - 4pm

title:  underlining strength

genre: experiential installation

mixed media: vintage hammers, raw cotton, metal stanchions, ambient audio track

JEFF +
GODA, are husband/wife multimedia artists, whose latest work is underlying strength - a conceptual installation touching on the relation of subjective and external time.

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Throughout the installation a visual and visceral connection comes from hammers. Ten vintage hammers presented on identical freestanding wire stanchions. Each is manipulated, transformed and juxtaposed with images, objects and sound that create a distinctive scenario. The result offers a personal perception that generates a range of feelings including nostalgia, intrigue, amusement, sorrow, and insight.
 

The entire installation is accompanied by a

soundtrack consisting of ambient sound effects, music, and archival educational audio clips.


Sumerel and Rupeikaite have garnered a place among notable contemporary artists of the U.S. southern region. Several of their works have been received internationally, exhibited at such places

as the Museum of Modern Art - New York, Warsaw INPUT Conference - Poland and Vilnius Museum

of Tolerance - Lithuania.

With underlying strength, as with many of their works, Sumerel and Rupeikaite conflate overlooked, common objects with the form and style of art, by wondering “what if”.