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August 2011

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Offers Works by Kate Thayer & Lalage Warrington

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will present the exhibit, Feeling and Form, featuring works by NC painter, Kate Thayer, and Spartanburg sculptor, Lalage Warrington, on view in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, from Aug. 1 - 27, 2011. A reception will be held on Aug. 18, from 5-9pm.

Thayer resides and works in Flat Rock, NC. She is widely known throughout the USA and Europe for her pastel renderings of scenes of nature. She describes herself as a “new realist,” who stands on the shoulders of the impressionists.

“My work reveals a world that most have never seen, or in ways they have never seen it—a world that is brought to life by my unique coloration and composition, and my impressions,” Thayer said. “I prefer untrammeled small-frame landscapes—the ordinary but enchanting scenes that we are usually too hurried to see. My aim is to capture the scenes that seduce my senses. Each has a soul-enriching story to tell. My intent is to call forth in my paintings the colors and the shapes and the stories that captured my heart and imagination, and to make of them an offering to the viewer.”

Warrington is a native of Spartanburg, who now lives and works in the countryside of Campobello, SC. In addition to her studio work, Warrington has taught sculpting extensively at the Chapman Cultural Center and Converse College. She has produced more than 25 commissioned busts, and her bust of Walter S. Montgomery II, Spartanburg textile executive, is on permanent display at the Spartanburg County Foundation.

During her long career, Warrington once did facial reconstructions of clay on skeletal remains to help identify crime victims. As an artist, Warrington says, “I suppose I am basically an abstract expressionist for I struggle to express feeling in whatever I create. This pertains to representational, figurative, 2-D, 3-D, abstract or whatever it happens to be. On viewing one of my pieces, it is hoped that the eye can travel easily from one area to the next with the end result of an expressed feeling.”

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 864/764-9568 or visit (


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