Interior Spaces Featuring: Kent Ambler, Pam Bowers, Dylan Critchfield-Sales, Yvette Dede, Paul Flint, Meg Griffiths, Stephen Hayes, Susan Lenz, Frank McCauley, Glen Miller, Jaime Misenheimer, Frank Poor, Kristi Ryba & Christian Thee Exhibition Period: July 5 – August 18, 2013 Interior Spaces explores surprising ways in which contemporary artists deal with "interiors," a theme that has kept its currency throughout art history. The exhibition presents artists from throughout South Carolina and beyond who work in a wide variety of media. Interiors are a major facet of some of the works but merely provide a context for other subject matter in others, including narrative scenes. … [Read more...]

New Exhibition – Stephen Hayes’ “Cash Crop”

With Cash Crop, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a traveling exhibition by its new artist in residence, Stephen Hayes. The Atlanta, Ga., resident’s show will run from January 17 – March 31, 2013, and the opening reception for the exhibition will be Thursday, January 17, 7 – 9 pm. The 29-year-old Hayes is in residence at 701 CCA from early January through the end of March. He will present a gallery talk on Sunday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. At the core of Cash Crop are 15 life-size sculptures of shackled people placed in boat- or coffin-like structures, with diagrams of captive, warehoused humans in Trans-Atlantic slave ships carved in wood on the back. The sculptures represent, Hayes … [Read more...]

The 701 CCA Prize 2012 Finalists Are…

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is excited to announce that the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2012 are Jim Arendt of Conway, James Busby of Chapin and Tonya Gregg of Hopkins. The 701 CCA Prize 2012 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. This year’s Prize, which will become a biennial event, is its inaugural installment. The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2012 Exhibition, which will open Thursday, November 1, 2012, with a reception and run through December 16. The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2012 will be announced during a special event at the center on Thursday, November 29. Click Here To See Who … [Read more...]


  Winston Wingo Spartanburg resident Winston Wingo (b. 1952, Spartanburg, S.C.) has had recent solo exhibitions at his hometown’s Wofford College; the University of South Carolina in Columbia; the Fayetteville (N.C.) Museum of Art; the Florence (S.C.) Museum; and the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. His work has been shown in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, France Canada and Italy. Wingo earned a BA in art education from Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., in 1976.  In 1980, he received an MFA in sculpture and painting from South Carolina’s Clemson University.  His post-graduate study includes the Instituto Statule D’Arte’ Lucca in Italy … [Read more...]

TRIENNAL Revisited

Triennial Revisited August 18-September 25, 2011 Featuring: John Acorn (Pendleton), Aldwyth (Hilton Head Island), Michael Brodeur (Greenville), Clay Burnette (Columbia), Jocelyn Chateauvert (Charleston), Stephen Chesley (Columbia) Bruno Civitico (Charleston), Jim Connell (Rock Hill),  Debbie Cooke (Greenville),  Tyrone Geter (Elgin), Peter Lenzo (Columbia), Elizabeth Melton (Rock Hill), Phil Moody (Rock Hill), Jane Nodine (Spartanburg), Herb Parker (Charleston), Colin Quashie (Charleston), Lee Sipe (Columbia) and Tom Stanley (Rock Hill).  <Click here for more> … [Read more...]


  Thomas Whichard Thomas Whichard (b. 1985, Rock Hill, S.C.) has recently had solo exhibitions at Beam Gallery in Dallas, N.C., and the McLaurin Student Galleries at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. He has participated in numerous group shows in Rock Hill; Dallas, N.C.; and Columbia, S.C. Whichard is the recipient of a purchase award from the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas and a commission from Winthrop University. He received an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Gaston College in Dallas. Whichard resides in Fort Mill and is pursuing a BFA with concentrations in painting and sculpture at Winthrop University. Statement of support: Much of Whichard’s work … [Read more...]


  Katie Walker Katie Walker (b. 1970, Pensacola, Fla.) has exhibited in the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum of Art; the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art; the Pickens County (S.C.) Museum of Art and History; the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art; and the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. Her work was included in the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy, where she was an award winner. Since 1991, Walker’s work has been in more than 70 exhibitions throughout the Southeast and beyond. She has taught at Furman University in Greenville, where she earned her BA in studio art. She holds an MFA from the University of Georgia and studied and taught in the university’s Cortona Study Abroad program in … [Read more...]


Chris Todd Chris Todd (b. 1975, Portsmouth, N.H.) had a recent two-person show at The Gallery at Luckie Street in Atlanta, Ga. Since 2005, her work has been shown in galleries and museums in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Todd earned her undergraduate degree in theatre design and technology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998 and worked as a theatrical properties master artisan before pursuing a 2007 MFA in woodworking and furniture design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth.  She lives in Conway, where she teaches sculpture and 3-D design at Coastal Carolina University. Statement … [Read more...]


  Marshall Thomas Charleston resident Marshall Thomas (b. 1987, Charleston, S.C.) was included in the Young Contemporaries exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, for three consecutive years, starting in 2008. He was awarded the Young Contemporaries President’s Choice Award in 2008 and 2010.  His work also has been shown at Columbia College, Mo.; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, S.C.; and the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art. Thomas graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with a BA in studio arts with an emphasis on printmaking. Statement of support: Influenced by the work of Chuck Close, Marshall Thomas’s newest work … [Read more...]


  Colin Quashie The work of Colin Quashie (b. 1963, London, England) was included in the South Carolina TRIENNIAL 1992, 1995, and 2004 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. He also was included in the 2011 TRIENNIAL Revisited at 701 Center for Contemporary Art.  A recent solo exhibition was at the Ponder Fine Arts Gallery at Benedict College in Columbia. Since 1990, Quashie has been in more than 30 exhibitions in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, California and Kentucky, including shows at the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art; the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, S.C.; the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, N.C.; and the Burroughs and Chapin … [Read more...]

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