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January 2014

Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, Features Works by Karen Ann Myers

The Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, will be presenting Interiors, featuring paintings by Karen Ann Myers, on view from Jan. 15 through Mar. 23, 2014.

Reflecting the pervasive culture of sex and beauty as portrayed in contemporary mass media, artist Karen Ann Myers employs the intimate setting of the bedroom to explore the psychological complexity of young women.

In her paintings, Myers portrays women she knows personally, juxtaposing them against geometrically patterned textiles in her sparingly furnished but optically energized bedroom. Often, the women are posed to mimic the intricate designs of the linens, wallpaper, or rugs found in the scene.

Presently, Myers lives and works in Charleston, SC, where she is Associate Director of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. She received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and her BFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University. Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited at Luis de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles, Robert Steele Gallery in New York, at the Commonwealth Gallery in Boston, the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Join Myers on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Museum for an Artist’s Gallery Talk as part of the GCMA’s Sundays at 2pm programming. The event is free and is presented by Duke Energy.

The Greenville County Museum of Art, considered the premier American art museum in the South, is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by iconic American artist Andrew Wyeth. The GCMA also has an impressive collection of paintings and prints by contemporary artist Jasper Johns. Ranging from Federal portraits to contemporary abstractions, the GCMA’s acclaimed Southern Collection invites viewers to survey American art history through works with ties to the South. Of particular note is the exhibition David Drake: Potter and Poet of Edgefield District.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 864/271-7570 or visit (www.greenvillemuseum.org).

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