Ketterick Waddell, Carmelo Amenta, Marcus Morris, Kate Rossello


Opening Reception

Friday, March 3
7 – 10 p.m.

Close of Show

Friday, March 24

Artist Bios

Carmelo Amenta (b.1995) is an internationally shown Lens Based Artist currently working in Columbus, Ohio. He has received his BFA in Digital and Photographic art the University of Toledo and his MFA in Photography and Integrated Media at Ohio University. His work confronts queer identity and intimacy using archive, found image, portraiture, and still-life.

Kate Rossello. I explore dream-like worlds and scenarios in my work. Through familiar colors and textures, I address the mundane in a playful manner. I take everyday objects and bend them to my own desire; manipulating the world around me. This body of work features sculpture, video, and photography. It is all-encompassing.

Ketterick Waddell is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in writing, photography, filmmaking, screen printing, and painting. His works are reflections of the human experience. He is influenced by critical and feminist theory, while also receiving influence from his radical and queer communities. Ketterick attempts to express creative manifestations through technique, critique, and praxis. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Arts Entrepreneurship, and also received a Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production from Temple University. 

Marcus Morris is a multidisciplinary artist and imagemaker whose work centers queerness and performers. He was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio and obtained a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design. In addition, he spent six months studying Art and Photography at The Michaelis School of Fine Art at The University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Based in Brooklyn, NY since 2012, he is currently an MFA candidate and Graduate Fellow at The Ohio State University. Since beginning the MFA, he is researching a project focused on Black and Queer identity in Appalachia called Elegance Is Refusal.

Show Statement

“Effigy: a copy, image, likeness, portrait, and statue. Effigies, or representations of a specific person or prototypical figure. With an emphasis on the social and political aspects of the depicted, effigies exhibit identity, sovereignty, elegance, jubilation, presence, and ephemera as a visual protest.”

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