Feature Articles

March 2011

RIVERWORKS Gallery in Greenville, SC, Offers Works by Anderson Wrangle

RIVERWORKS Gallery in Greenville, SC, will present the exhibit, Interruption, featuring photographs by Anderson Wrangle, on view from Mar. 2 through Apr. 15, 2012. A reception will be held on Mar. 2, from 6-9pm. The gallery will be closed Apr. 3 – 9 for Spring Break.

The still life has been beloved by artists for hundreds of years to capture the beauty of nature or to flaunt wealth or to preach moderation. Wrangle’s photographs continue that tradition but with the interruption of the present. He photographs the fragile magnolia blossom, Double Square/Magnolia Bloom targeted by the strings, measuring devices and mud caked plywood usually found on a construction site.

Wrangle’s photographs are hauntingly cold and we are achingly aware that the flower or the tree has been cut. His natural subjects like the Snow Beet are victims snatched from the earth now lined up in the snow. Wrangle’s photographs go beyond the still life moment to suggest a tableau or scene, an interruption within a narrative, especially in the photographs of tools suspended in nature, Double Barrow Suspension or Frozen Axe #2. All the photographs depict human interruption, inversion and control of nature. All of Wrangle’s “Interruptions” are rich and elegant in the still life tradition.

Wrangle has exhibited widely including FotoFest, Lawndale Art Center and Rudolph Projects/Artscan Gallery. He received a 2010 Clemson University Research Grant for a current project looking at the Chatooga and Savannah rivers. In 2008 he was nominated for the Baum Award and the ARTHouse Texas Prize. In 2005 he was a fellowship resident at the Vermont Studio Center

Wrangle work is in many private collections and also the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He is currently Assistant Professor of Photography and digital Media at Clemson University.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located along the scenic Reedy River at Art Crossing in downtown Greenville. Look for the red umbrella.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 864/271-0679 or visit (www.gvltec.edu/vpa/).


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