Location: UCF Art Gallery
Yvette Cummings Arendt states: “My studio practice thematically explores child abuse, adolescence and maternal struggles. My abuse happened as a child; now as the mother of three young girls I confront these memories from multiple perspectives. The work presents a moment of transition between the abuses of the past, the joys and fears of present life, and the challenges that await my daughters.”
Silent Lines will include large-scale paintings, an ongoing small-scale painting series, and a mixed-media installation to provide a platform to facilitate discussions of empowerment for sexual assault survivors in the era of the #metoo movement.
Yvette Cummings Arendt received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. Currently, she is a Teaching Associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Her work has been exhibited in multiple group and solo exhibitions throughout the South and Midwest, has been featured in the Contemporary South at Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC and was recently the recipient of the 701 CCA Prize 2016 for South Carolina artists under 40.