The Widow Maker Collective brings a dream to Georgia Southern

Davis Cobb

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University’s Center for Art and Theatre is currently holding an exhibition for multimedia art group The Widow Maker Collective.

“Bedtime Stories” has been on display since Jan. 13 and is the latest collection of the group’s unique art style. An artist talk and reception was held on Jan. 16 to celebrate the exhibit.

A Savannah-based studio, the Collective consists of artists Will Penny, Michael Porten and Britt Spencer, who collaborate on a variety of works that merges traditional art with modern media technology to examine the value of material objects in a world steadily becoming more and more virtual, according to the press release.

The artists have made a name for themselves both as a group and on their own, with their individual works being featured at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and being used as cover art for the Saturday Evening Post and Newsweek.

As a group, they are famous for their installation “Pollinate” at Boston’s Art and Technology Festival Hubweek in Oct. 2017 and brought over 50,000 visitors to the event.

“The Widow Maker Collective is among the most dynamic and exciting groups of artists not only in the southeast, but along the east coast,” Jason Hoelscher, gallery director of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, said in a press release. “I’ve worked with all three artists individually and as a group on-and-off for years now, and their ability to transform any idea or material, from the unusual to the mundane, never ceases to amaze me. Their show, ‘Bedtime Stories’, is sure to be one of the state’s must-see exhibitions for 2020.”

“Bedtime Stories” will be on display at the GS Center for Art and Theatre on the Statesboro campus until Feb. 7.

Davis Cobb, The George-Anne News Reporter,