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09/06/2011

Winthrop Galleries Renovations, September Exhibitions Explore Form, Space

Quick Facts

 The fall 2011 opening reception will be Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Rutledge and Patrick Galleries.
 Both Cherith Lundin's "Either/Or" and "Counterpoints: Space and Form" open Sept. 12.

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"Modern Organic" by Enid Williams
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"Elementals 1" by Cherith Lundin

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Recent renovations to Winthrop University Galleries will offer a fitting counterpoint to September's two major exhibitions, which deal with artists' complex, varied perceptions of space and form.

Over the summer, Rutledge Gallery underwent several changes, including updated and restructured lighting and the construction of new walls to cover the pre-existing carpet walls and ledges. The new walls enable the Galleries to "expand our exhibition possibilities in terms of the space," said Karen Derksen, Galleries director. In addition, the flooring in Rutledge Gallery and the Lewandowski Student Gallery has been replaced.

The Winthrop community and the public can view the Galleries' new look at the opening reception for Cherith Lundin's "Either/Or" and "Counterpoints: Space and Form" Sept. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries.

In "Counterpoints: Space and Form," four artists from Greenville, S.C., will exhibit their personal viewpoints on space and form through 2D and 3D artwork housed in Patrick Gallery. Both Alice Ballard and Roger Dalrymple utilize clay to demonstrate their perceptions. As a contrast, the paintings of Paul Yanko and Enid Williams offer different takes on space and form through the complex ordering of color and shapes. Yanko's work explores the creative process through Modernist geometric abstraction, while Williams focuses on small, playful circular shapes. Each of the artists will give gallery talks during the semester: Ballard and Dalrymple will discuss their work Sept. 29 at 8 p.m., and Yanko and Williams will speak Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. Both talks will be held in the Patrick Gallery.

Lundin's "Either/Or" in Rutledge Gallery will feature small-scale investigations of private space but includes a large-scale drawing intervention across the walls of Rutledge Gallery. The public is welcome to view Lundin working on the large-scale intervention in Rutledge Gallery Sept. 13-15. Her mixed-media installation encourages reconsideration of assumptions about the familiar; Lundin's work in general grapples with the concepts of transience, time and wonder. Lundin, who has taught painting at Winthrop, will give an artist talk on the exhibition Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in Rutledge Building 119. 

Another mixed-media installation featuring the work of Pam Winegard and Janet Lasher, both M.F.A. candidates, will be on display in the Lewandowski Student Gallery through Sept. 16. A closing reception will take place also on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

Winthrop University Galleries hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed on weekends and university holidays. All artist talks, exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Call the Galleries at 803/323-2493 or e-mail Karen Derksen, Galleries director, at derksenk@winthrop.edu for more information. Follow the Galleries online on Facebook or Twitter (www.twitter.com/@winthropgallery).


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