Presbyterian College’s Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, located in the Harper Center for the Arts, will host the “Incisive Fantasy” gallery from Sept. 8 to Nov. 19, 2016. An opening reception will be held for the exhibit Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. followed by a reading by PC alumna Lauren Johnson. The reception is free and open to the public.
“Incisive Fantasy” is a group invitational exhibition featuring works by the artists Rosarie Appel from New York; Charles Clary from Conway, S.C.; Anne Herbert from Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Karen Seapker from Nashville, Tenn.; and Kirk Stoller from San Francisco.
The exhibit features the work of five nationally recognize artists and expands on the notion of abstraction as a catalyst for idiosyncratic and unexpected visual explorations. Going beyond the time-honored traditions of formalization and reduction, these works draw the viewer into self-phantasmagorical theaters of invention and fancy.
Lauren Johnson is a 2010 PC graduate with majors in English and Theatre. After graduation, she taught in China. In May of 2015 she received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Lauren was last on the stage of the Harper Theatre as Eurydice in Sarah Rule’s play of the same name.
The Harper Center Gallery hosts four exhibitions annually—two exhibitions from nationally and internationally recognized artists, the senior art major exhibition and the annual student exhibition. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is to the gallery is free.
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