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October Issue 2003

Winthrop University Galleries in Rock Hill, SC, Feature Works by Heather Johnson and Gabisile Nkosi

Through a partnership with Charlotte, NC's McColl Center for Visual Art, Winthrop University Galleries, at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, will bring San Francisco based Heather Johnson and Durban, South Africa, based Gabisile Nkosi to the Rock Hill campus for exhibitions entitled, Untitled Projects #3 & #4, and week-long residencies.

Untitled Project #3 - Featuring works by Heather Johnson, McColl Center for Visual Art Fall 2003 Artist-in-Residence will be on view from Oct. 6 - 31, 2003 at Winthrop's Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. Johnson's Winthrop Residency will take place from Oct. 6 - 10, 2003. A lecture by Johnson will take place on Oct. 6, at 8pm in Rutledge 119.

Johnson holds an MFA in Photography from California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and a BA from the University of Maryland. Her work explores fragments of the familiar and investigates the spaces "between" physical and psychological distances. Johnson employs photography, embroidery and text to explore concepts of time, distance and alienation. Her work has been shown in Baltimore; Washington, DC; San Francisco; and Japan.

Untitled Project #4 - Featuring works by Gabisile Nkosi, McColl Center for Visual Art Fall 2003 Artist-in-Residence, will be on view from Oct. 13 - 31, 2003 at Winthrop's Rutledge Gallery. Nkosi's Winthrop Residency will take place from Oct. 13 - 17, 2003. A lecture by Nkosi will take place on Oct. 13, at 8 pm in Rutledge 119.

Gabisile Nkosi, printmaker, Durban, South Africa, Caversham Press. Gabisile Nkosi received her B.F.A. at the Technikon Natal in Durban, South Africa. She has a strong sense of community responsibility and has done volunteer work for many arts-related community initiatives and HIV/AIDS organizations. She views her art as a vehicle for unveiling the "other me" and sharing her inner-self with the outside world. Her prints identify the impact of African culture on her life and the important role that The Caversham Centre plays in her life as a South African woman. Her work is about the details of her life - what she is unveiling are the masks she is always wearing. These masks represent the different roles she plays: the mask of a daughter and a mother when at home, a friend, a teacher, an independent woman, an artist.

Both artists will be producing installations during their week at Winthrop. They invite your participation.

Untitled Projects was designed to bring innovative artists to the Winthrop Campus in order to stimulate discussion, work, and perhaps play with student and community audiences over a period of one week each. We are very grateful to the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte for their leadership in the visual arts, and their cooperation and partnership in Untitled Projects. Untitled Projects is made possible in part by the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery Endowment.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 803/323-2493, e-mail at (stanleyt@winthrop.edu) and at (www.winthrop.edu/arts).

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