Tuesday, September 14, 2010

if ART Gallery Presents.....

@ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios

808 Lady St.

Columbia, S.C.

Deanna Leamon: Heads


Dorothy Netherland: D Days

September 24 – October 5, 2010

Opening Reception: Fri., September 24, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m.

& by appointment

For more information, contact Wim Roefs at if ART:

(803) 238-2351 – wroefs@sc.rr.com

Opening on September 24, if ART Gallery presents at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, two simultaneous solo exhibitions by Deanna Leamon and Dorothy Netherland, respectively called Heads and D Days. The exhibition will run through October 5. The artists’ reception is September 24, 2010, 5 – 9 pm.

Deanna Leamon (b. 1957) will present a new body of work made with oil stick on insulation board. In the paintings, Leamon uses the metallic surface of the insulation board as a base color for most of her portraits. Leamon is known for her figurative drawings, most often in charcoal and, therefore, typically rendered in blacks, grays and whites. In this new body of work, however, she uses color, especially blue, red, pink and yellow.

Dorothy Netherland (b. 1962) will present a new body of work using her unique technique of painting, silk screening and transferring ink onto the back of glass. From memory and personal history, Netherland creates narrative, often symbolic tableaus using imagery mainly drawn from 1950s women’s magazines. Most of Netherland’s paintings consist of two or three panes of glass on top of each other, each layer “carrying” part of the image. The approach provides literal and conceptual depth.

Leamon recently moved from Columbia to Massachusetts. Until a few years ago, she taught at the University of South Carolina art department, from which she resigned to work full-time as a studio artist. Her work was in Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life, a 2004 exhibition organized by the South Carolina Arts Commission that traveled the Southeast for three years. She also was represented in The Felt Moment, a 2003 show of art from the Carolinas at the Columbia Museum of Art. Leamon was in 100 Years/100 Artists: Views of the 20th Century, an overview of 20th century South Carolina art at the S.C. State Museum.

Netherland, a native of Alexandria, Va., began studying art in her thirties. In 2000 she received a BFA from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, where she lives. Netherland’s work was included in the 2004 S.C. Triennial at the S.C. State Museum in Columbia. She also was included in the 2004 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Contemporary Charleston exhibition at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

Deanna Leamon, Blue Betsy, 2010, oil stick on insulation board, 32 x 24

Deanna Leamon, Pink Lady #1, 2010, oil stick on insulation board, 24 x 24

Dorothy Netherland, Kitten And Cat, 2010, ink, acrylic, silkscreen and ink transfer on glass, 14 x 11 in.

Dorothy Netherland, Time Bomb, 2010, ink, acrylic, silkscreen and ink transfer on glass, 14 x 11 in.

Friday, September 10, 2010


An Exhibition of Clay Sculptures

Sandra Carr
Rita Ruth Cockrell
Richard Lund

September 16-21, 2010
80808 Gallery
808 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201-3104

Opening Reception
Friday Sept. 17, 2010
5-9 pm
Meet the Artists

If you have any question please call

The Carolinas have a long history and tradition of artistS who work with clay.
This exhibition Clay Works 2010 features three contemporary artistS who
live and work in South Carolina:
Sandra Carr
Rita Ruth Cockrell
Richard Lund.

Each of the artist use clay as a sculpting medium. Rather than make functional pieces, they use clay as a medium for personal expression.

Each has a distinctive style. They create sculptures with conceptual meaning, taking the viewer past the decorative to a more emotional experience.

Artist Statements:
Sandra Carr
Clay represents healing for me as an artist. It has been forgiving, stable and has the capacity to
change when altered by outside influences. All characteristics I admire and strive for. Sculpting
figurative pieces allows me to tell a story in my work or communicate a feeling. It speaks for me
when I choose not to.

Rita Ruth Cockrell
Born and raised in South Carolina, I love this place, every road side weed, every red clay road,
leopard clay bank, shadow of white sand. After traumatic event with myself, my mother and authorities,
I began working in any medium that came my way, always going toward the inside to go outside.
Believing that if I can be good enough, some aspect of truth or beauty would help me understand that
even if I can't get there, the glimmering of the source comforts me.

Richard Lund
I moved to Columbia South Carolina two and a half years ago. Shortly after I arrived
I joined the City of Columbia Arts Center studio which began my working with clay.
I have been an artist many years creating paintings, photographs and sculptures but clay
was a new exciting medium for me. Sculpting in clay offers me a seductive tactile
experience that other mediums can not give. As I mold, move and pinch the clay with
my hands it allows me to easily release my ever changing imagination and ideas
realizing them in three dimensions.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Personal Grounds

Vista Studios Artist, Susan Lenz, will exhibit her works at the City Gallery in Charleston.

Here is a link to more information.


Abstract art arrives | islandpacket.com

Sharon Licata will be showing her work in this exhibtion. This Hilton Head Island newspaper describes the show and publishes a picture of Sharon's sculpture

Abstract art arrives | islandpacket.com

Pathway Icons: A Journey Inward

Mixed Media Works by Heidi Dar-Hope will be presented at the Ponder Gallery at Benedict College (1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204)

Exhibition Dates: August 23-October 5, 2010
Reception Date: September 8, 2010 (5-8 pm)

Contact 803-705-4768 for more information.

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