I'm so excited to have my first solo exhibition @ USC Sumter February 9 - April 12, 2011. As a friend said to me yesterday, while attending an art talk at the University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collection Library by Jeffery Makala, "universities are sacred spaces."
I agree with her and am honored to have my work hang in the University Gallery adjacent to the Anderson Library. Academic galleries have a different meaning to me than commercial galleries. While both are intended to share art with the viewer, academic galleries, not only be their location, but by their mission, seem to offer more of an expanded opportunity for knowledge and exploration.
Additionally, because of the nature of my work, academic galleries seem like a natural fit.