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September 2011

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Maureen Simpson

The Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, SQUARIA: The Liberation of an Ordinary Form, featuring works by Maureen Simpson in the Guild Gallery, from Sept. 1 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Sept. 2, from 5-8pm.

SQUARIA is a series of works combining acrylic painting and sculptural elements to explore a common form experiencing mid-life crisis.

Simpson states, “My work is about creating an abstract environment of color, movement and dimension where simple forms can live and breathe. The idea that we can always learn more, experience more- become more than we are, is a constant theme for me.”

Simpson earned an AA from Joliet Jr College where several pieces of her work remain in the school’s permanent collection. She spent several years working in graphic design and sign making. After moving to the Charleston area in 2005, she then returned to her fine art roots.

Simpson hails from Joliet, IL, an industrial city, where the hands of the builder and the spirit of the artist are equally treasured. This community rich in remarkable architecture and public art greatly influenced her and she honors this in her work today.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 843/722-2454 or visit (


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