‘The Endless Junkmail Scroll & Other Trashformational Artworks’ Opens Feb. 5 at Catapult


“The Endless Junkmail Scroll & Other Trashformational Artworks,” an installation and interactive site by Vernita Nemec, will be on display Feb. 5-March 26 at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-9 p.m.

Nemec, also known by the performance name Vernita N’Cognita, is a visual artist, performance artist, curator and arts activist based in New York City, New York, where she has lived since 1965. She was born in Painesville, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 1964. She is known for her soft stuffed sculpture, collages, artist’s books, photographs and installations.

“The Endless Junkmail Scroll Installation” is an interactive site that hangs from the ceiling and twists through space, requiring the viewer to walk beneath and through it.

In addition to the exhibition, Nemec will give a recorded artist’s talk on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. on Zoom as a part of the “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture Lecture Series” at Catapult Creative House.

The exhibition, opening reception and artist’s talk are free and open to the public. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Attendees are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities including the Southeast’s Department of Art and Design students’ studios and gallery, which currently feature multimedia work by Southeast student artist Ashlyn Kinman. Visitors are also invited to browse the merchandise in the Shoppe, which features student work and local business products.

Catapult Creative House is located at 612 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public.