ROCK HILL, SC – Hues on the Horizon, works by Keith Bryant, Kathleen Burke, and Felicia van Bork opens at the Center for the Arts, 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, on Friday, May 4, 2018. This exhibition runs through Sunday, June 10, 2018, with a free, public reception on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Hues on the Horizon is an exhibition featuring abstracted landscapes, grids of color, and abstract sculptures. These uniquely profound works draw the viewers into a world of solitude and renewal.
KEITH BRYANT | Keith Bryant’s work is a translation of his own perspective; it embodies his attempt to make his conception of what is abstract both concrete and multi-interpretive. He uses and responds to a variety of different materials and techniques, ranging from found objects to fabricated forms. His unique works employ a variety of different materials, including concrete, steel, plaster, lead, and clay. The physicality of examining ideas in the studio creates a deeper understanding of the issues behind his work, evolving into a physical manifestation of metaphor and form. This intuitive meandering frees his work from direct narrative, allowing the form to speak more directly and universally to his musings as opposed to his story.
Bryant graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University and later received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Broomfield Hills, Michigan. | http://www.keithbryantsculpture.com
KATHLEEN BURKE | Kathleen Burke’s work is heavily inspired by landscape. She is drawn to quietly dramatic places, such as the sea. However, she is also drawn to rapidly vanishing places that, though shaped by generations of people, seem self-contained or isolated. She is also fascinated by the endlessly changing drama of the skies above these places.
Kathleen was born in Pennsylvania and began painting in her early teens. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus in Painting, from Seton Hill University in 1991 and a Master of Fine Arts from Winthrop University in 2007. She is employed as an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts department at Winthrop University and at University of South Carolina - Upstate. Kathleen has been working with encaustic since 2004. Her work is represented by Cindy Saadeh Fine Art in Kingsport, Tennessee.
FELICIA VAN BORK | Felicia van Bork creates collages by piecing together torn and cut pieces of her own monotype prints. The artist's paintings and collages are widely collected and Felicia has been the recipient of numerous residency fellowships, including McColl Center for Art + Innovation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In the summer of 2018, she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.
Born in Toronto, Canada, van Bork completed her undergraduate studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and earned her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. Felicia’s collages are represented by Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC and are regularly shown at international fairs such as Art Miami, Art Miami NYC, Art Houston and the Dallas Art Fair. | http://www.feliciavanbork.com
Making Good Choices Art Contest, sponsored by the York County Solicitor’s Office is on display in the Perimeter Gallery throughout the duration of the Hues on the Horizon.
Compass Prep Photo Exhibit is on display in the Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery at the Center for the Arts through June 10.
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