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August 2011

City Art in Columbia, SC, Offers Works by Viveka Barnett

City Art in Columbia, SC, is presenting a new exhibition in the main gallery, on view through Aug. 27, 2011, showing a collection of drawings by Viveka Barnett.

These drawings are rendered in lush, saturated color using oil pastels and graphite. Tinged with nostalgic references yet clearly depicting a world that is far from perfect, her work is filled with flawed characters and peculiar analogies.

Describing the characters in her work, Barnett says, “They have history, they meet, they eat, work, play and gather among themselves. They ignore, lust, wonder and die. They long to belong and they long to forget. They’re greedy and they’re generous.”

Born in Tennessee, Barnett earned her BFA at University of Houston. She has an extensive exhibition history, including group shows at Lawndale, DiverseWorks, The Art League of Houston and Blaffer Gallery.

City Art Gallery is located in the historic Congaree Vista area in Columbia.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 803/252-3613, visit ( or check them out on Facebook.


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