FLORENCE, S.C. – Paintings by Dagmar Nickerson and fiber pieces by Andrea Rosenberger will be on display at Francis Marion University as part of the university’s Art Gallery Series, March 4 through April 10.
The exhibits will be on display in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery on the FMU campus. The exhibits are open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Nickerson’s exhibit is titled “From the Center.” “At the present moment, I am living and working at a rural southern meditation center,” Nickerson said. “The time spent living and working in a meditative, silent place has profoundly affected the artwork that I produce. This series of work is dedicated to our centers, within and without.”
Nickerson will give a visiting-artist slide lecture in the Art History Lecture Hall (Hyman Fine Arts Center Room 213) on Tuesday, March 4, at 11:20 a.m. The lecture is open to the public.
Rosenberger’s exhibit is titled “From Korea to America: Bags and Banners.” In 2001, a Fulbright grant took Rosenberger to Korea to study “the effects of space and place” in this East Asian culture. Her journey – a return to the land of her birth – has born fruit in a series of fiber pieces in which her own designs were digitally printed onto fabric.
“The patterns,” she writes, “are based on Korean words written in Hangul, the Korean alphabet. The titles reflect the words written in Korean within the textile patterns, and all of the patterns use the word ‘money’ or ‘child.’ These words reflect my relationship with the Republic of South Korea as a Korean adoptee and as a Fulbright Scholar. Korean traditional color schemes and everyday objects in contemporary Korean society inspire the color combinations.”
Rosenberger will give a visiting-artist slide lecture in the Art History Lecture Hall (Hyman Fine Arts Center Room 213) on Monday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. The lecture is open to the public.
There will be a reception honoring the Art Gallery Series artists at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery. The reception will be followed by a program of chamber music featuring the Woods Family, including premieres and recent compositions by Sherry Woods.
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