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February 2011

Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Works by Ned Albright Jr. and Ana Lopez

The Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC, is offering an exhibit by two talented three-dimensional artists, Ned Albright Jr. and Ana Lopez, on view in the Dalton Gallery through Feb. 19, 2012. A reception will be held on Feb. 9, at 6pm.

Ned Albright Jr., a Rock Hill native, has earned several national design awards for advertising, graphic design and display design. He received his BFA with a concentration in Graphic Communications from Western Carolina University. Employed as a graphic designer by day and sculpture/assemblage artist by night, Albright works with metal and found objects creating clever compositions with rustic tones. Many of the pieces have a subtle narrative, personal to the artist. Though much of the work hangs on the wall, the choice of material truly gives it weight and presence in the space.

Albright said, “It’s amazing how the anticipation and excitement of a new show brings on a flood of new ideas and energy that almost makes you want to throw everything away and create a whole new series of works dedicated solely to that single show.” He currently resides in Chatsworth, GA.

Ana M. Lopez is an Assistant Professor, teaching Metalsmithing & Jewelry as well as History of Crafts at the University of North Texas. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and includes a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She has acquired three degrees in the arts; the two most recent being an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in History of American Decorative Arts from Parsons School of Design. In contrast to Albright, Lopez’s metal work is delicately crafted with elements of the organic and industrial objects. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX.

For more info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call 803/328-2787 or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).


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