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October Issue 2003
HoFP Gallery in Columbia, SC, Features Works by Jan Clayton Pagratis and Phillip Clark
HoFP Gallery in Columbia, SC, is hosting
Jewel Tones featuring new original oils and pastels by Jan
Clayton Pagratis and handmade jewelry by Phillip Clark. The show
will run from Oct. 16 through Nov. 8, 2003.
Jan Clayton Pagratis
Jan Clayton Pagratis paints with a balanced
mixture of light and dark values to create colorful landscapes.
Her palette includes vibrant primary colors, rich golden tones,
and brilliant greens. Her compositions are multi-layered with
light, producing many unusual shades. Altruistic colors saturate
her entire canvas. The final product is a masterful presentation
of an impressionistic vision of the world. As the viewer, your
eye moves effortlessly through the artist's alternative world.
The journey through this land is not passive. Because there is
a European familiarity to Pagratis' landscapes, you will be challenged
to recall where you have seen some of these vistas. In actuality,
they exist only in her mind. Pagratis describes her work best
with, "Carmine clouds, steel gray curbs, red clay rooftops;
these are pieces of imagery that spill onto the canvas as I work."
Jan Clayton Pagratis
A native of Miami, FL, Pagratis currently lives
in Savannah, GA. She earned her BA from the University of Maryland
and her MFA from George Washington University. She began exhibiting
in 1991 and has had numerous shows since then. Her work is in
over 20 public and private collections. Pagratis has been featured
in many publications. Coastal Arts & Antiques states
that Pagratis is an artist to collect. Most recently, she has
been featured on the cover of the Sept. 2003 issue of Southern
Phillip Clark creates unusual and striking handmade jewelry. Whimsical, intriguing, light-hearted, even fantastical have all been used to describe his unique creations. For his pieces, Clark uses genuine stones (precious and semi-precious), and silver. A new series he is working on uses coins from around the world. Some coins are no longer in production or are from a country that no longer exists. Another series includes many members of the oft maligned insect family. Lady bugs and spiders gleam in brilliant jewel tones. His average piece takes 16-18 hours to complete.
Clark is a native of Aiken, SC, currently residing
in Columbia. He earned his BA from the University of South Carolina.
He studied studio art and majored in painting. Post academia Clark
was a visual manager and a member of the Design Team for a well-known,
high-end retailer. After a successful career with many innovative
designs, Clark left for Spain to launch an apparel line. While
in Spain he was inspired by Giselle Sanchez to create jewelry.
Upon completion of his first piece (turquoise) he promptly sent
it to her. A new career was born.
For more information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 803/799-7405, or on the web at (www.hofpgallery.com).
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