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March 2011

Furman University in Greenville, SC, Features Works by Michael Brodeur and Robert Chance

Furman University in Greenville, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Further Along, featuring paintings and drawings by Michael Brodeur and clay forms by Robert Chance, on view in Furman’s Thompson Gallery through Mar. 25, 2011.

The exhibition combines the work of Brodeur and Chance, both Furman art professors. As part of Further Along, Brodeur will showcase “Of Cubic Proportions,” a series of small scale oil paintings on panels and metal point drawings. The series is built on two major formal concerns: compositional structure and color relationships. With no individual work larger than 10 by 10 inches, the images depict small wooden block forms in minimal environments, specifically floor and background planes.

Brodeur will also display his series, “Pansies and Other Fruits,” a body of paintings that explores and reflects upon the cultural displacements, adjustments and reactions provoked by the steady emergence of a GLBT presence in American society.

Robert Chance’s work consists of wheel-made and hand-built clay forms evoked by sources like wine jars, jugs, storage jars, seed pods and boats. Concentrating on fairly simple shapes and adding layers of colored clay slip, texture and other elements, Chance attempts to create an active yet subtle surface for his forms.

Brodeur came to Furman in 2003 and holds an MFA from Boston University. Chance holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and became a Furman faculty member in 1988.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call Stephanie Howard in Furman’s Department of Art at 864/294-2074.

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