Arts Daily / Winthrop University Galleries Photo Exhibition: Cozy, by Kristin Smith Skees

Winthrop University Galleries Photo Exhibition: Cozy, by Kristin Smith Skees

Winthrop University presents Cozy, works by Kristin Smith Skees,  on view December 7 – March 11 in the Rutledge Gallery. The artist’s conceptual photographs play on traditional ideas of portraiture by concealing her subjects in knitted “cozies.” While the cozies add a layer of ambiguity and tension, the photographs’ colors, patterns, objects and poses create meaning and construct identity. Ultimately, the photographs reveal to us our own ideas of identity and self and the ways in which our closest relationships can often walk the fine line between loving and smothering like an ill-fitting handmade sweater. Gallery hours are Fri 9AM-5PM. Closed December 21-January 8 and January 18.