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September Issue 2010

University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Offers Works by Mary Edna Fraser

The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, is presenting the exhibit, The Art of Environmental Awareness: The Batiks, featuring works by Mary Edna Fraser, on view at the McKissick Museum through Dec. 14, 2010.

Fraser uses batiks, a form of earthworks and an ancient medium of waxing and hand dyeing cloth to express climate change and its long term effects on the environment. Earthworks, a new style of environmental art, emerged in the 1960's drawing parallels between traditional art in museums, gallery and the environment.

Early in her career, Fraser recorded landscapes as an artistic expression and focused on the coastlines of the Carolinas. She noticed changes in the earth and became inspired by the land, water and sky. Her works are topographical, and reflect large to scale pieces like barrier islands, coastal regions and in-land rivers, which reflect the dynamic look and feel of the diversity the landscapes.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 803-777-2876 or visit (www.cas.sc.edu/MCKS/).

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