July 13, 2022

“Converge” exhibit opens at Gately Gallery

“Converge” exhibit opens at Gately Gallery

A new exhibit is now open at the Steven F. Gately Gallery, bringing together the colorful works of two unique southern artists. 

Converge showcases a pair of exhibits from Amiri Geuka Farris of Bluffton, SC and Samantha Mack of Savannah, GA and will run through August 19.

Amiri Geuka Farris brings his larger than life show called Analogous. Each piece is an unfiltered look into the artist’s perception of summer, as seen through a prism of hues, culture, and memory. Farris’ works take viewers on an introspective journey, deep into the artist’s view of this season of active conscience summer. One could envision themself within the art, dancing through the fountains of the city with a flamingo, tiger or butterfly. 

“One of my goals is to make artwork more accessible to art lovers in out-of-the-way places and new viewers of contemporary art,” said Farris. His work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions and juried museum exhibitions across the United States, including the U.S. Capitol and Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

Samantha Mack’s Through a Kaleidoscope takes viewers on a journey using yarn as her medium and a crochet hook as her compass. Her work explores cycles, energy, repetition, and remembrance by  fusing the intergenerational tradition of crochet with image, electricity, and motion. “Through a process of meditative repetition, I work stitch after stitch of delicate crochet, forming it into a chain of lace, a granny square, or a thousand butterflies,” said Mack.

The Steven F. Gately Gallery is located on the first floor of University Place, 142 N. Dargan Street, in downtown Florence, SC. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm-6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-6pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10am-3pm.