MAKING IT WORK: ARTISTS IN CONVERSATIONS Featuring: Wade Sellers & Jeff Sumerel Moderator: Betsy Newman (SCETV)

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MAKING IT WORK: ARTISTS IN CONVERSATIONS

Featuring: Wade Sellers & Jeff Sumerel

Moderator: Betsy Newman (SCETV)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

3:00 p.m.

Admission free; open to the public
The event takes place in conjunction with the exhibition:

WADE SELLERS

25 Artists
January 12 – February 26, 2017

A Film Project Featuring Columbia Artists:

Eileen Blyth, Jarid Lyfe Brown, Michaela Pilar Brown, James Busby, Michael Cassidy, Stephen Chesley, Thomas Crouch,  Jeff Donovan, Mary Gilkerson, Bonnie Goldberg, Michael Krajewski, Matthew Kramer, Whitney LeJeune, Susan Lenz, Dre Lopez, Laurie McIntosh, John Monteith, Lucas Sams, Alex Smith, Kirkland Smith, Laura Spong, Anna Redwine, Cedric Umoja, Mike Williams & David Yaghjian

 

In conjunction with the exhibition 25 Artists, a film project by Columbia native, filmmaker and three-time Emmy nominee Wade Sellers, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents the Making It Work: Artists in Conversation. The next conversation, on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:00 p.m., will take place between Sellers and Greenville, S.C., filmmaker, multi-media and interdisciplinary artist Jeff Sumerel.  SCETV’s Betsy Newman will moderate the conversation.

For 25 Artists project, filmmaker Sellers interviewed 25 Columbia artists whose work he admires, asking them why they create, what influences and motivates them, how they work, etc. Each interview took place with the artists standing in front of a neutral, white backdrop and was conducted informally and in spontaneous fashion. The interviews were edited to 60 seconds or less to create a series of vignettes. All interviews are shown simultaneous on 25 mounted monitors in an inventive, gallery-wide installation.

Sumerel is the 2014 S.C. Arts Commission Media Production Fellow. Aside from films and documentaries, Sumerel creates stage, drama, comedy and narrative productions and combinations thereof. His film work has been shown at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and was a first prize winner at the Baltimore Film & Video Festival. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Sellers in an independent filmmaker and producer. He is a three time Emmy nominee whose production company, Coal Powered Filmworks, focuses on producing documentary and independent film. His work has been seen on PBS stations nationwide and independent theaters and festivals around the country. After graduation from the University of South Carolina he began work in independent film as a cinematographer. In the late 1990’s he followed this work to New York City, where he began establishing a strong resume of independent work and corporate clients. After returning to the South he turned his focus to producing and directing.

After a number of years producing and directing independent work and PSAs for state agencies Sellers decided to form Coal Powered Filmworks, a documentary and commercial production company. Over the eight years since founding Coal Powered Filmworks, he has produced work for local, regional and national clients. His work has been recognized with Addys, Tellys and numerous other awards. His latest project is a three-part biography series focusing on soldiers who fought in Vietnam that will air nationally in 2017.

 

For further inquiries, contact wroefs@sc.rr.com or call Wim Roefs at (803) 238-2351.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201.  During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

Start: Jan 29, 2017
End: Jan 29, 2017
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Gariff Lecture

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents:

A Lecture on the new National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

by

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Senior Lecturer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

Modern and Contemporary Art: Renovation and Reinstallation of The National Gallery of Art

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 pm
Admission: Free

 

701 CCA
701 Whaley St., second floor
Columbia, SC 29201

 

David Gariff, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, will give Columbia art lovers an early insight in the changes at the National Gallery regarding the renovation of the museum’s modern and contemporary art section in the museum’s East Building and the new way in which the art is installed. The renovated and reinstalled East Building will open September 30, 2016.

 

Gariff’s lecture will take place Thursday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Gariff is in town to participate in the jury panel for the 701 CCA Prize 2016 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger.

 

After three years of renovating existing galleries and the construction of new galleries and a roof terrace, the National Gallery’s East Building, which houses the museum’s modern art and contemporary exhibition spaces, will reopen on September 30. With the physical changes to the museum, a new configuration of the permanent collection of modern art will be unveiled to the public that date. Gariff’s talk explores selected examples of important works in the National Gallery’s modern collection and discusses some of the issues and concerns considered in creating this new presentation

 

National Gallery senior lecturer Gariff specialized in modern and contemporary art and the art of the Italian Renaissance. Gariff also teaches at the Catholic University of America and has taught art history at the University of Wisconsin, Cleveland State University, Trinity University and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his Ph.D. Gariff was a graduate fellow in Italy at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa and a Fulbright and Kress Foundation fellow at the Institute for the History of Lombard Art in Milan. Gariff has lectured and written widely on topics related to modern art, film, and the Italian Renaissance. His book The World’s Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.

Start: Sep 15, 2016
End: Sep 15, 2016
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Sound Poetry Lecture



Lecture on Sound Poetry:

Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 pm

Admission Free

Jaap Blonk’s lecture on sound poetry on March 15 will discuss his work, placing it in the context of its roots: sound poetry, improvisation and new music. He presents as part of the lecture both historic sound poetry and his own work.

 

Blonk is a world-famous interpreter of the work of the premier Dada sound poets, including Hugo Ball and Kurt Schwitters. He also is a world-renowned sound poet in his own right and will be performing his own work as well. Blonk consistently travels the globe with his performances, lectures and workshops. He has performed in the United States several times. To see some of Blonk’s performances, go the following links:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2qOO5ersWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs0yapSIRmM

 

More recorded performances by Blonk are readily available on youtube.com or jaapblonk.com.

 

“Dada art was innovative and truly shocking to most of the Dada artists’ contemporaries in the early 20th century,” says 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs, “and it was the major influence on contemporary art as we know it now. But what was Dada then is art now. The one Dada expression, however, that still confounds most people is sound poetry, and with Jaap Blonk, 701 CCA brings one of the world’s foremost sound poets to Columbia and South Carolina.”

Jaap Blonk Performs 1

Start: Mar 15, 2016 7:30 pm
End: Mar 15, 2016 10:00 pm
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Bradford Collins Dada Lecture Series

Bradford CollinsOn Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Bradford Collins will present Neo-Dada & the Dada Legacy, discussing the emergence of the Neo-Dada movement from the 1950s onward. Collins has taught art history at USC for decades. His research focuses on American art of the 1950s and 1960s. His book Pop Art was published in 2012 by Phaidon Press.

Start: Feb 25, 2016 7:30 pm
End: Feb 25, 2016 10:00 pm
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Susan Felleman: Dada Lecture Series

On Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Susan Felleman will present Dada Cinema: An Instrument of Ballistics, a lecture about Dada and film, a medium that Dada artists explored widely and innovatively. As part of the lecture, Felleman will screen Dada films and clips. Also at USC’s School of Visual Arts and Design, Felleman is cross-appointed to Film and Media Studies and has the history of avant-garde film as one area of specialization. She is the author of three books, most recently Real Objects in Unreal Situations: Modern Art in Fiction Films, published in 2014.

Start: Feb 17, 2016 7:30 pm
End: Feb 17, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Peter Chametzky: Take Dada Seriously, It’s Worth It

On Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m., Peter Chametzky will present Take Dada Seriously, It’s Worth It, an introduction to the Dada movement. Chametzky is director of USC’s School of Visual Art and Design. His research focuses on 20th-century German art and culture. Among his publications is the 2010 book Objects as History in Twentieth-Century German Art: Beckman to Beuys

Start: Feb 10, 2016 7:30 pm
End: Feb 10, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Thoughts on Contemporary Art, Especially Painting

A Lecture by

PETER PLAGENS

701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015 National Juror
New York City Art Critic & Artist

Sunday, July 19, 2015
1:00 PM
Admission Free

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a lecture by prominent New York City art critic and artist Peter Plagens on Sunday, July 19, 1:00 p.m. Admission is free. Plagens will be in town to serve as the national juror on the jury panel for the 701 CCA South Carolina 2015. The panel will take place on July 18; the Biennial will be shown in two parts from September – December, 2015.
Plagens is a noted painter based in New York City and one of the country’s most prominent art critics. He writes a bi-weekly art-review column for the Wall Street Journal and was from 1989 – 2003 the art critic for Newsweek magazine. Plagens also has written extensively for such publications as Art in America and Artforum. He is the author of three books on art: Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945–70; Moonlight Blues: An Artist’s Art Criticism; and Bruce Nauman: The True Artist. Plagens’s two novels are Time for Robo and the online novel The Art Critic. 
Plagens retrospective as a painter in 2004–2005 was presented by the Fisher Museum at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and traveled to Columbia College in Chicago and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for painting; the National Endowment for the Arts for painting and arts criticism; and The Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital for arts writing. Plagens lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Laurie Fendrich.

Start: Jul 20, 2015
End: Jul 20, 2015
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Frank Poor Gallery Talk

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a gallery talk by Displaced artist, Frank Poor, February 22, 3pm.

In his exhibition, Displaced, Rhode Island resident and Georgia native Frank Poor (b. 1962) gives vernacular Southern architecture a contemporary twist. His sculptures of vanishing Southern architectural staples look sleek and cool. They are skeletal renditions made from wood and partly covered with photographic images of Southern buildings printed on aluminum or veneer. While both forms and photos are precise, they don’t necessarily fit precisely in each individual work. “The resulting tension,” Poor says, “is a metaphor for the relationship between the experienced world and our memories of it.” What Poor sees in the South three decades after he left might be structurally intact, but his memory of it is not.

Start: Feb 22, 2015 3:00 pm
End: Feb 22, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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A Sense of Place: Lecture by 701 CCA artist in residence, Frank Poor

A Sense of Place: Lecture by 701 CCA artist in residence, Frank Poor

When: Monday, November 24, 7 p.m.
Where: 701 CCA, 701 Whaley St., 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC
Admission: Free

Frank Poor is an American artist born in Woodstock, GA in 1962. He received his BFA from Georgia State University and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He is an artist in residence at 701 CCA until December 21 preparing and creating new work for his January-February exhibition at the center.

For years now, I have returned to my native Southeast to photograph architecture and landscapes. These visits have been a way of reconnecting with my primary visual language. The resulting images are printed on various substrates and become the surfaces of three-dimensional architectural objects. The images of buildings are thus merged with their three-dimensional models. This presents two contradicting ways of telling, one through image and one through form. For me, that contradiction mirrors the slippage between our memories and what can be known about a place. That slippage has increasingly become the subject of my work. – Frank Poor

Start: Nov 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 24, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Cost: Free

701 CCA Prize 2014 Artist Talk Series

701 CCA Prize 2014 Artist Talk Series

 

Shannon Rae Lindsey- Friday, November 21, 6pm
Andrew Blanchard- Saturday, November 29, 3pm
Karen Ann Myers- Tuesday, December 2, 7pm

 

Where: 701 CCA, 701 Whaley St. 2nd Fl., Columbia, SC 29201
Admission: Free

 

SAVE THE DATE for the 701 CCA Prize Celebration, December 3, 7-10pm. www.701cca.org

 

Join us at 701 CCA for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 Artist Talk Series. Each of our 701 CCA Prize finalists will present individual art talks in the gallery. Get to know our finalists, the process behind their works and the inspiration behind the art they’ve created. This year’s Prize is the second installment of the biennial event. The finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 are Andrew Blanchard of Spartanburg, Shannon Lindsey of Columbia and Karen Ann Myers of Charleston. The 701 CCA Prize 2014 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger.

 

Lindsey will present her talk Friday, November 21, 6pm. Earlier this year, Lindsey received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes.

 

The art talk for Blanchard is Saturday, November 29, 3pm. The Louisiana native raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is the director of studio art and an associate professor of printmaking and photography at Converse College in Spartanburg. Blanchard holds a BA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from the University of Mississippi. His mixed-process prints on wood and paper have been included in more than hundred national and international juried print exhibitions. Blanchard’s work was included recently in New American Paintings and the Oxford American magazine, which named him among the New Superstars of Southern Art.

 

Myers will present her talk on Tuesday, December 2, 7pm. Earlier this year, Myers had a solo exhibition at the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum Art. Her work has been in 17 solo exhibitions and dozens of group shows in eight states and Greece. She was included in the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2011. Myers earned an MFA from Boston University and a BFA from Michigan State University. She is the associate director at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston and an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston. Myers’ work appeared in New American Paintings and, like Blanchard, the Oxford American magazine in 2012 listed her among the New Superstars of Southern Art.

 

For further inquiries, contact 803-779-4571 or info@701cca.org.

Start: Nov 21, 2014 8:00 am
End: Dec 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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