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February 2014

Greater Lake City Artists’ Guild in Lake City, SC, Offers Works by Adrian Rhodes

The Greater Lake City Artists’ Guild and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance will bring you Passages, an exhibit of artwork by Adrian Rhodes, at the ArtFields Gallery in downtown Lake City, SC, on view from Feb. 7 through Mar. 14, 2014. A reception will be held on Feb. 7, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Rhodes, who studied at the University of South Carolina and Winthrop University, has shown in various galleries throughout the Pee Dee and the Midlands, as well as at Spartanburg’s Carolina Gallery and Charlotte’s Rice Gallery (to name a few). When asked about the type of work she’ll be showing, Rhodes responded that visitors will see mixed media painting and collage rooted in printmaking.

Rhodes offered the following artist statement: “I am interested in the act of making. Rather than expressing a preconceived idea or conveying a specific message, I find that meaning and purpose within the work comes from employing art making as a way to question. Through process the content is revealed to be dependent on the internal logic of the piece. The resulting composition bears many traces of how it was made. While you can see the effects of underlying colors and patterns showing through the topmost skin of paint, there are also the traces evident in the many layers, abrasions and seams within the composition. These tactile remnants of the piece’s foundation lie beneath the surface layer and bear witness to the history of the painting’s creation.”

Rhodes hails from Hartsville, SC, where she lives with her husband, Michael, and adorable daughter, Sophie.

This exhibit is the third exhibit brought to the ArtFields Gallery through a partnership between the Greater Lake City Artists Guild and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance. Last year, Patz & Dogs (featuring artists Patz Fowle and Heidi Bond) and The Great Harvest (photography by Benton Henry) were shown in the gallery.

Established in 1984, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that is committed to preserving, supporting, and promoting the Arts in Florence County. Additionally, FRAA strives to promote and strengthen the arts in the region through its online arts marketing initiative, Pee Dee Arts.

For more information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or e-mail Sandy Cook at (greaterlakecityartistsguild@gmail.com). For more info about the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, contact Bruce Douglas by e-mail at (peedeearts@gmail.com).

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