July Issue 2002
Conn Gallery in Landrum, SC, Features Exhibition of Abstract Works by Men
The Conn Gallery in Landrum, SC, will be hosting the show Abstract Men through Aug. 9. The exhibit will feature works by Neil Brugmans, Luis Jaramillo, Gary Kornmayer and Doug Whittle.
Neil Brugmans, painter/sculptor, was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He studied at De Amersfoortse Kunste Academie. He now lives in the mountains of Western NC, although his works may be found in private and museum collection in both Europe and the US. His sculptures are particularly stunning and run the gamut of wood to solid aluminum and bronze.
Luis Jaramillo, with his wife Nancy, own and run Gallery 291 in Greenville, SC. Jaramillo' interest lies in monoprints, which are colorful and expressive, and ceramic tile works that are unique and beautiful. He resides in Greenville SC, and plays an active role in supporting the arts and artists in Greenville County.
Gary Kornmayer resides in Tryon, NC. For three decades his work has been divided in two flavors. His early works are large black and white mixed media (auto junkyard photos) these evolved into large black and white mixed media city fragments. During this city series, and to the present, Kornmayer has incorporated photo collage, paint, ink, textured paper, and found objects into his pieces. His most recent works are landscape assemblages using found objects he has collected for twenty years. Each of his pieces is a biographical or historical portrait of an event or person in our history and beyond.
Kornmayer's work has won many awards and his work has been in one-man exhibits all over the US. He is listed in the Who's Who in America from 1978 -2001.
Doug Whittle resides in Spartanburg, SC, and currently teaches printmaking, painting, and drawing at Converse College in Spartanburg. He has also taught at the Penland School of Crafts, and his work is in two separate publications. He is a world traveler and has spent time in the Peace Corps in Zaire, Africa, between his BFA from The University of Florida and MFA received in 1990 from the same school. His work has been part of dozens of juried and solo exhibits from 1984 to the present, all up and down the East Coast. Museums that have exhibited his work include Krakow Academy of Art in Poland, the Center of Contemporary Art in Miami FL, The Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, and many others. His experience and wealth of knowledge of different countries he has traversed, and different cultures he has lived in, comes though in his work - educated, clean, passionate.
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