Friday, May 12, 2017

Upcoming Summer Exhibits

Summer Exhibits

No 130 Classic Coral Creme Glitter   oil on panel, 24" x 24"
  I've got a couple of painting exhibits going on this summer, both opening in June. The first is a solo exhibit: "Gastronomic Drama" at the  Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA 
(June 8-Aug. 12).

Hot, Smeared and Melted  oil on canvas 36” x 48” 
The second is a group exhibit at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC:
  Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South
June 10 – September 17, 2017
"Feast Your Eyes will explore our culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender…and always a cause for celebration. Food and beverage icons, peculiar and particular to the South, will be examined with works in an expansive variety of two and three-dimensional media, including paintings in oil and watercolor; works in pastel; printmaking; photography; sculptures in ceramics, metal, wood and mixed media; textile and fiber arts, and functional art such as handcrafted dining furniture and serving ware. These objects will invite viewers to explore the confluence of the three distinct foodways (Native American, African and European) which have converged over time and place to form our unique cuisine, originally one of survival, now exalted for its honesty, comfort and generosity.
Feast Your Eyes will bring together painters and sculptors of startling realism; artists working larger than life and those working much smaller; some who are exploring the politics, psychology and humor in the food of the South; others who work with unexpected materials, and those who seek to help us “gather at the table” in an artful way. You’re sure to enjoy every course of this mouth-watering, provocative and evocative exhibition.
Participating lending institutions include The Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC), The Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC), The Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA), The Red Piano Gallery (Hilton Head, SC) and The South Carolina State Museum (Columbia, SC)."