SECCA hosts a coffee popup to celebrate the opening of Jenny Fine's immersive new sculptural and photographic exhibition.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Terrace

After a month of gallery closures as we transition into springtime, SECCA invites the community to celebrate the opening of the immersive new Synchronized Swimmers exhibition by Jenny Fine with a cup of coffee from Arrowhead Coffee.

Arrowhead will be set up on the Hanes House terrace serving coffee for purchase from 10am until 1pm, credit cards only. SECCA will host a special Member Hour from 12pm to 1pm, followed by a public reception with the artist featuring performances in the gallery from 1pm until 4pm. Face coverings are required while waiting in line for coffee, and at all times while inside SECCA's buildings.

Jenny Fine's Synchronized Swimmers is an immersive photographic and sculptural installation exploring the artist's aquatic childhood memories. Relying on research and imagery from the Gulf Coast of Florida, including the Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Show, Synchronized Swimmers will source untrained performers from the hosting communities to embody the photographic space. Fog, animated lighting, and sound lure the viewer deeper inside the story towards a willing suspension of disbelief. Synchronized Swimmers was commissioned by Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama. Learn more about Synchronized Swimmers here.

ART AT HOME

March 13 also marks the new iteration of Art At Home, expanding from a newsletter into the physical world with free art kits for kids available for pickup at SECCA's front desk. Learn more about Art At Home here.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jenny Fine (b. 1981, Enterprise, AL) is a visual artist and professor currently living and working in Alabama. Rooted in the photographic form, Fine's practice employs time as material in an exploration of both personal and cultural memory, identity, and our shifting relationship to the photograph in our digital, image-saturated age. Fine has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Geh8, Dresden, Germany (2012), Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, Ohio (2014); The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio (2015), Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, New York (2015); Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama (2015); and Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, AL (2016). Learn more at Jenny's website here.