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September 2011

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Fall Exhibits

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, will present several new exhibits including: Either/Or, featuring works by Cherith Lundin on view in the Rutledge Gallery from Sept. 12 through Oct. 28, 2011, and Counterpoints: Space and Form, featuring works by Alice Ballard, Roger Dalrymple, Paul Yanko, and Enid Williams, on view in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery Sept. 12 through Oct. 28, 2011. A reception will be held on Sept. 16, 2011, from 6:30-8pm.

The work in Either/Or includes intimate mixed media investigations of private space as well as a large-scale drawing intervention across the walls of the Rutledge Gallery.

Whether blotting out everything in an image but the floorboards in order to take note of momentary constellations and pathways through seemingly familiar space, or erasing the clutter of daily life to create “unobstructed” views, the work repeatedly draws attention to states of in between, shifting our attention between object and its shadow, present experience and memory. Obstacles and obstructions become as important to shaping “the view” as that which is seen beyond an opening, giving a subtle nudge towards reconsidering what we know or assume about the familiar.

Four Greenville, SC, artists will exhibit two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork expressive of their individual viewpoints about space and form in Counterpoints: Space and Form. Counterpoints of color, nature and architecture, perception and process, organic and geometric form combine to create dramatic tension and delineation between the artists and their medium.

Both Dalrymple and Ballard articulate clay as surface and form. Ballard’s sensitive forms are genuine and pure expression of organic nature and the world she observes on daily walks. Dalrymple’s captivating structural approach to ceramic work is influenced by his career in architecture and his long exposure to Aboriginal people in America, New Zealand, and Australia.

While Yanko and Williams’ work appears in complete contrast, they both rely on complex ordering of form and color through paint. Yanko expresses creative process in his Modernist geometric abstraction, while Williams explores optical effects with a vocabulary of small circular shapes meant to evoke a sense of playfulness. Through juxtaposition of artist to medium, medium to medium, and space to form, articulated relationships engage and delight the mind as well as the eye.

Winthrop University Galleries will offer several artist talks in conjunction with these exhibitions including: On Sept. 15, at 8pm in Rutledge 119 - WUG Artist Talk: Cherith Lundin; On Sept. 29, at 8pm in Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery - WUG Artist Talk: Alice Ballard and Roger Dalrymple; and On Oct. 6, at 8pm in Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery - WUG Artist Talk: Paul Yanko and Enid Williams.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Tom Stanley at 803/323-2493 or visit (


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