Candice Greathouse (b.1984) is an interdisciplinary artist and contemporary curator, based in Atlanta, GA. Her curatorial and artistic practice work hand-in-hand, with an emphasis in critical dialogues, experimental methods, and unconventional projects. Greathouse received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 2012 from Georgia State University. She further received a Master of Arts degree in contemporary art history in 2014, also from Georgia State University. Her photography, video, and installation work has been shown in galleries throughout Atlanta and nationally at AQUA Art Fair in Miami, FL and in Chicago, IL. She has curated exhibitions in the Greater Atlanta area, notably at City of Atlanta's Gallery 72, Hambidge Arts Center, and University of Georgia's galleries.
Domestic and nostalgic objects, the family archive, and gendered concepts of “female sentimentality” significantly inform her artistic process. Greathouse documents collected materials, often balloons, through cameraless photography, the moving image, and installation. These balloons function as metaphors - of the human body, as containers of time and experience, and of the intangibility of implied relationships. Recent works comment on the experiential and impermanent nature of “shiny and new,” a fleeting and chased feeling memorialized through the accumulation and manipulation of lush and indulgent objects into neutral recorded environments. These ideas are further explored through surface and material in tandem with durational video and larger site works.
Candice Greathouse has a collaborative practice with artist Curtis Ames, including installations at Atlanta Contemporary and The HIGH Museum. Their installation and collaborative practice also engage with these ideas, creating site-specific works that explore immersive and ephemeral experiences, moments that are neither here nor there.
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