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May 2013

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

Nina Liu and Friends Gallery in Charleston, SC, will present Rear View Mirror: Selections from the Portfolio, featuring a retrospective of work by Aggie Zed, on view from May 15 through July 15, 2013.

Zed first exhibited her work at Nina Liu and Friends in 1990. She has produced the drawings in this exhibition over a span of nearly two decades. The drawings range from minimal explorations of line and shape to complex compositions. Her personal imagery reveals a dream-like world that invites elaborate interpretation or simple appreciation of the drawings.

Zed, a native of South Carolina, also builds small sculptures from wire, clay, and found objects. The smaller figures of humans, animals and human/animal hybrids recall stories from childhood and ancient myths. Zed calls her larger works “scrap floats.” Like the drawings, these objects that blur lines between man/animal and machine invite the viewer to invest them with broad meanings or to enjoy them for their complexity.

Zed has been the recipient of a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, both in sculpture, and her work is in the collection of the South Carolina State Museum. In January and March of 2012 the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts presented Keeper’s Keep, a solo exhibition of Zed’s work that will be on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond through May 31, 2013.

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

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