Benedict College Visual Arts Faculty
June 2 – June 7, 2011
Reception: Friday, June 3rd; 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Gallery 80808
808-D Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Contact: Vonda Wright at 803-705-4768
Benedict College is proud to once again host the visual art faculty exhibition, but this year’s exhibition will be held downtown in the Vista at the Gallery 80808 on Lady Street. The visual arts faculty consists of Tyrone Geter, Gina Moore, Alexander Wilds and Wendell Brown. Each of these artists is a master in their own rights, and complements one another with their unique and individual art techniques.
Tyrone Geter, painting and drawing professor, paints and draws what he feels and tends to express his own life experiences through his art. His work seeks to connect with the viewer in a positive way. He is in a constant search for the deeper meaning of our existence as human beings.
Gina Moore, professor of design illustration, uses patterns derived from woven fabrics, basket weaves, and graphic translations of street hardware. The images she creates are aesthetic interpretations of stylized renderings, juxtaposition of shapes, colors and textures. Contrasting surfaces are essential to her work.
Alex Wilds, sculpture professor, views sculpture as a creative problem solving tool that is an important ingredient for taking an idea and making it a reality. His wood and bronze sculpture creations have an Asian flair. His study of the female form is both sensual and exotic. The life sized pieces have a stoic elegance that command attention.
Lastly, Wendell Brown described as, “A risk taker in art” in a New York Times magazine article, work examines ways African Americans throughout a complicated yet consequential history practice the art of quilt making and Negro spirituals to prevail over depressed conditions. Brown’s mixed media creations incorporate the use of painting, quilting, sculpting, printing, and spirited text.
The Benedict College Visual Arts Faculty exhibition will be on display at the Gallery 80808 of Vista Studios from June 2nd until June 7th, 2011. The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The artists will be present. For more information please contact Vonda Wright at 803-705-4768.