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December 2011

Nina Liu and Friends in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Aggie Zed

Nina Liu and Friends in Charleston, SC, rings in the holiday season with an exhibition of work by Aggie Zed. Entitled From A to Z, the exhibition will be on view from Dec. 2, 2011, through January 20, 2012. An opening reception will take place from 5 - 7pm on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

From A to Z anticipates Zed’s solo exhibition, Keeper’s Keep, that the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present in Jan. 2012.

Zed combines pastel and ink in her works on paper to produce haunting, dreamlike images. She sprays the surfaces of the images with water to produce drips and runs of color that form webs across the drawings’ surfaces. The words and phrases that often appear in her drawings can illuminate their meaning, but just as often they can have the opposite effect.

Working with clay, copper wire and found objects, Zed creates “scrap floats” that attract the viewer’s attention through their interesting juxtapositions of elements. Like the drawings, these small sculptures often seem to arise from the realm of sleep. Zed’s smaller sculptures of animals, humans and hybrid beings feature delicate details in fingers and facial expressions and bring to mind ancient stories of metamorphosis.

Zed, who grew up on Sullivan’s Island, SC, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina. A few years after graduating Zed moved to Virginia, where she continues to work on her drawings and sculptures.

The Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts have awarded fellowships to Zed. Her work has appeared in exhibitions at both the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA; the Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts in Winston-Salem, NC; the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC; and the Spruill Center Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

From A to Z is the last scheduled exhibition for Nina Liu and Friends. (Liu soon will move to Mexico.)

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings or call the gallery at 843/722-2724.

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