Matt Hulse has been invited by Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington NC) to create an interpretive film installation in response to the vibrant work of artist Minnie Evans, gatehouse keeper at Airlie Gardens for 27 years.
The exhibition “From Gatehouse to Winehouse: Inside the Artist’s Workplace” is a celebration of 50 years of the Cameron Art Museum, taking a very personal look into the world of local creative Claude Howell and two other significant and influential Wilmington visual artists – Elisabeth Chant (1865-1947) and Minnie Evans (1892-1987) – by reconstructing the spaces where they lived and worked.
Evans’ work has been described as the visual equivalent of ‘speaking in tongues’ and Hulse is taking this as a springboard for his ideas. Working with archive recordings of Evans’ unique, compelling voice in combination with footage shot by the artist at Airlie Gardens and abstracted images of Evans’ work held in the CAM collection, Hulse seeks to create a colourful, immersive, resonant and uplifting experience.
Film maker Elizabeth Lawrence and artist Amanda Stymeist are collaborating to create a part-animated film installation in response to the paintings and writings of Elisabeth Chant.
The exhibition opens Sept. 22, transforming three bays of the museum’s Hughes Wing into the gatehouse where Evans drew, the wine cellarage where Chant taught, and the apartment where Howell held his salon.