Effigy : Hemric
11 December – 8 May 2022
Danner Washburn (b.1994, North Carolina) utilizes sculpture, painting, sound, and installation to study the junctures between consumerism, folklore traditions, and the built environments of rural American subcultures. Effigy : Hemric is the second iteration of a series where the artist fabricates the lives of Yadkin Valley North Carolina tobacco farmers through domestic spaces. Washburn first investigates the histories, cultures, and lived experiences of these tobacco farmers before constructing their narratives through found and reclaimed objects, both natural and manufactured. The immersive installation explores how intangible qualities—psychologies, beliefs, traditions, and politics—materialize in constructed space.
Washburn has exhibited in the United States and Italy, with recent exhibitions including: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (Effigy : Dinkins), whitespec (whitespace gallery), Atlanta, GA; SECAC Juried Exhibition, UT Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN; Gathered IV Juried Exhibition, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA. He currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC.