The South Carolina Arts Commission, The South Carolina Arts Foundation and the 701 Center for Contemporary Art recently unveiled its exhibition of the State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations: Part 1 curated by Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor to Art in America, at the 701 Gallery in Columbia, SC.
Janette Grassi and I enjoyed privately viewing the exhibition on a cold fall morning and then returned that evening for an art talk by Heartney titled The Biennial Paradox. Although we purchased the catalogue of the state art collection, we decided to shelf it until we view part 2 of the exhibition which opens on November 5th. Below are just a couple of my favorite pieces included in the exhibition.
(Click to enlarge). The Door of the Fordibben by Bing Jian Zhang.
(Click to enlarge). Batik by Leo Twiggs.
(Click to enlarge).Quilt by by Heidi Darr -Hope.