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June Issue 2010
Artists' Guild of Spartanburg Features Works by Vivianne Lee Carey
The Artists' Guild of Spartanburg will present the exhibit, Hair of the Dog, featuring a collection of sculpture and charcoal drawings by local artist Vivianne Lee Carey, on view from June 1 - 26, 2010, in the Guild Gallery in the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC.
The title, Hair of the Dog, literally reflects Carey's material: the work features concrete and steel sculptures of fleas amid wire and fiberglass hair tufts. Her inspiration, however, comes more from God than from dogs.
"God manifests his essence first in the natural world, then in the spiritual world," says Carey. As a Christian artist, she attempts to "portray His persona though mimicry of His natural creations and the results may be beautiful, sensual, exciting, or just simply funny." Like most of us, the artist once thought of fleas as a pesky nuisance. But as she studies these creatures, she gained "a new respect for God's creation - God is speaking through my art."
Laura Pinkley, Director of the Artists' Guild, admires Carey's originality. "Vivianne Carey's art is perhaps the most 'out of the box' in the area. It is always interesting to see what she'll come up with next!" The creativity and craft of Carey's work led the Guild Gallery selection committee to choose to exhibit her work in June.
The Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is a non-profit organization for visual artists in Spartanburg County and the surrounding counties. It is sponsored in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the Guild's generous supporters.
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