Sandra Shugart, a native Tennessean, is rarely without pen and paper. She began her lifelong love of drawing at an early age and is strongly influenced by the works of Aubrey Beardsley, Andy Goldsworthy, Erte and M. C. Escher. Her preferred medium is pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paints and water-based markers. Her artwork is detailed and repetitive and she often refers to it as anxiety-on-paper. She draws much of her inspiration from nature. Sandra lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with her husband Wes, a custom boot maker, and her teenage son, Cole.
About The Eckleburg Gallery
Since 2010, the Eckleburg Gallery is an online, print and pop up gallery space for contemporary and international artists, including event installations in Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Boston and more. We seek to share provocative art forms in all media through intimate, intellectual moments in which aesthetic and ideas entwine. We are committed to providing artists an international platform to explore form and context in canvas, sculpture, performance, digital media, video, technology and more. We encourage all aesthetics with gender and diversity awarenesses. We also like feminist cowboys.
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The Johns Hopkins University M. A. in Writing Program Hybrid Forms
Artist’s Statement: InspecttheHeart is a project that has been the culmination of my greatest passions: feathers and freedom, the alien reptile mind of birds as a stand-in for othered humanity, the juxtaposition of the clinical and the magical, breakable youth, healed again. Transparency in transparency, truth within fact. I say it is a culmination of my obsessions, but this piece is the focal point through which the rest of a project will spin itself out.
Materials: X-ray of a newly hatched bird with wings outspread, one leg broken and set, over the redacted text of an autopsy textbook describing how to autopsy the heart.
L Ann Dulin is a writer of genre and midwestern gothic, a midwestern transplant into the mid-atlantic. She’s gigged in multiple bands, drawn a comic book, performed in countless shows in a theatre downtown, been in three different movies (none of which you’re likely to have seen), recorded an album, painted a mural, written a book, and… that might actually be it. She’s an assistant editor for The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review. Her intermedia work has been part of the Rue de Fleurus Reading series in DC, Baltimore, and NYC.
Black box or black cube art museums refer to museums or collections with a focus on intermedia, digital, innovative film and video art. White cube museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA in NYC), the Neue Galerie (NY) and Hirsshorn Museum (DC) create black cube exhibit rooms for digital presentations. The black box exhibit space began in the 90s to accommodate the growing demand for intermedia and digital installations. View our collections at The Eckleburg Gallery.