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September Issue 2010

Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, Offers Exhibition Where Artists Explore Death with the use of Line

Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, will present the exhibit, The End of The Line, on view in the RIVERWORKS Galley, from Sept. 3 through Oct. 31, 2010.

We all come to "The End of The Line". Death is a physical and mysterious reality of all of life. Though we all share its reality, we mourn individually and uniquely. As death is the common denominator of all humanity, the use of the line as a design element is a foundation of art. The End of the Line presents the work of thirteen artists utilizing one of arts essentials, the line to consider life's universal essential, death.

The exhibition includes whimsically humorous sculptures, drawings of flattened bird carcasses, images of folded shirts suggesting the tradition of funeral portraits. Also on view are photographs that record roadside memorials and may themselves become memorials to a tradition that could soon be outlawed by the South Carolina Highway Department. The exhibition has woodcuts that present food as a perpetrator of the end and photographs that provide a record of decay and deterioration utilizing leftovers. You will see lonely, austere paintings, a foreboding picture from Revelations, a magical sculpture, a photograph with a happy ending, plus sculptures that are memorials but also debates.
The exhibit brings together 26 works in all; drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and woodcuts by thirteen artists. The artists included are: John Acorn, Kent Ambler, Carl Blair, Michael Brodeur, Katya Cohen, Nancy Ehlers, Linda McCune, Jane Nodine, Blake Praytor, Scott Stewart, Joe Thompson, William Thomas Thompson, and J. P. Tousignant.
RIVERWORKS Gallery is a small art gallery operated by and for the faculty and students from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River at Art Crossing in downtown Greenville.
For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Fleming Markel at 864/271-0679 or e-mail to (fleming.markel@gvltec.edu).

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