Thursday, November 6, 2014

ONGOING & UPCOMING Events @ if ART Gallery

November 14-December 6, 2014: Leslie Hinton: Agoraphobic Sunrise
                Opening Reception: Fri. Nov. 14, 6-9 pm
                Gallery Talk: Saturday, November 15, 2:00 pm
                For more information, scroll down
November 20, 2014: VISTA LIGHTS
November 20, 2014: Ethel Brody art sale, at deep discounts, at Vista Studios during  
                Vista Lights; SALE STARTS AT 3:00 PM.
December 12, 2014 – January 10, 2015, Steven Chapp & Diane Kilgore, two  
                simultaneous solo exhibitions
                Opening Reception: Fri., Dec. 12, 6-9 pm
                Gallery Talk & Conversation Chapp & Kilgore: Sat., Dec. 13, 2 pm.
Now On View: Kees Salentijn @ Rosso Trattoria Italia, Trenholm Plaza, Columbia, 
                 presented by if ART Gallery. For more information, click here.
Now On View: Mary Gilkerson @ Swanson's Deli, Arcade, Main Street, Columbia,    
                presented by if ART Gallery.

Leslie Hinton: Agoraphobic Sunrise, November 14 - December 6, 2014



Leslie Hinton: Agoraphobic Sunrise exhibition installation

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Michael Brodeur: Lush & Jeff Donovan: Inner City Series; October 10-November 1, 2014

Michael Brodeur: Lush
Jeff Donovan: Inner City Series

October 10-November 1, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 10, 6-9 pm

GALLERY TALK: with Michael Brodeur: Saturday, October 11, 2:00 pm

GALLERY TALK: with Jeff Donovan: Saturday, October 18, 2:00 pm

For a preview of Jeff Donovan's work CLICK HERE

FOR a preview of Michael Brodeur's work CLICK HERE

To see installation shots of the exhibitions CLICK HERE

To read the essay "Jeff Donovan and the Eureka Moment," CLICK HERE.

To read the essay "The Other, Michael Brodeur," CLICK HERE.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Preview of Leslie Hinton: Agoraphobic Sunrise

Happiness at Rock Bottom Place, 2014,
ceramic, glaze and underglaze, 
10 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 in./SOLD
For additional views CLICK HERE
Pecking Order, 2014, cotton based paper,
pencil, acrylic, ink, colored pencil,

22 x 16 1/2 in., SOLD
For additional views CLICK HERE

The Scenic Route, 2014, ceramic,
underglaze, glaze, wire, paper mache,
acrylic paint, prismacolor pencil and
 fixative spray, 17 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.
For additional views CLICK HERE

Tiles, 2014, dimensions and prices vary

Tiles, 2014, dimensions and prices vary

Tiles, 2014, dimensions and prices vary

Tiles, 2014, dimensions and prices vary

Tile, 2014

Tiles, 2014, dimensions and prices vary

Tiles, 2014, dimensions and prices vary

Flower Couple, 2014, ceramic and glazes, 8 x 5 1/2 x 2 in.,
and 10 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 in./SOLD
Agoraphobic Sunrise, 2014, ceramic,
glaze, underglaze, acrylic paint, enamel,
prismacolor pencil, paper mach, nichrome
wire and glitter, 16 x 11 x 6 1/4 in./SOLD
For additional views CLICK HERE

Gaggle Bus, 2014, ceramic, underglaze,
glaze, prismacolor pencil, acrylic paint,
nichrome wire, canvas and fixative spray,
16 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.
For additional views CLICK HERE

FILM @ if ART: The Other Brother: A Documentary Film By Kristy Higby & Mark Flowers, Oct. 24, 2014, 7:30 pm.

A feature length documentary film

Director: Kristy Higby
Producer: Mark Flowers

Screening @ if ART Gallery:

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Admission Free

Director Higby, producer Flowers and surviving "other brother" Tom Flowers will be present for Q&A after the screening.

Two brothers, estranged since 1948, share an exceptional bond. One is an art-world insider, and one lived alone in a world of art. This is a film about the ‘genetics’ of art and sibling estrangement. The subject is art but the story is universal.

The younger brother, Tom Flowers (now 86), received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his MFA from the University of Iowa. The older brother, Jesse Flowers, joined the service right after dropping out of high school and became a recluse soon after serving as a medic during the end of WWII. He lived in a dirt-floor shack without plumbing. Both spent a lifetime making art.

For MORE information, images and quotes about The Other Brother, CLICK HERE.

SILVER SCREEN ORCHESTRA @ if ART, Vista Nights on Third Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 5 – 8 pm.

Silver Screen Orchestra's first EP, For Nick, 2014

if ART Gallery

Vista Nights on Third Thursday
Oct. 16, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 pm; performance starts 5:30 pm.

if ART Gallery presents an evening of ear–eye coordination during VISTA NIGHTS on Third Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., as Columbia's widely traveled SILVER SCREEN ORCHESTRA sets the tone and ambiance with live music against a backdrop of equally-live video projections. Enter the darkness and come out on the bright side, where exhibitions by Jeff Donovan and Michael Brodeur will be on view during the performance.
            Fresh off a recording session in Montreal, Canada, for the band’s first EP, Silver Screen Orchestra will create instrumental music featuring electric guitar and violin against a video backdrop. The EP, For Nick, recorded with Howard Bilerman of Hotel2Tango, will be available for purchase. Silver Screen Orchestra uses public domain and personal stock footage as an inspiration for its music. Band members Nathan Stewart and Kayla Breitwieser, both of South Carolina post-rock band Pan, have been playing together since 2011. Their common interest in instrumental music, along with similar composing styles, resulted in early recordings. Incorporating a visual component became a staple of each composition and in some cases helped develop a song’s movement and purpose. 

MARCELO NOVO: Paintings 2012 – 2014 & ERIC MILLER: The Technology Of Bricks, Sept. 5 – 27, 2014

MARCELO NOVO: Paintings 2012 – 2014 
ERIC MILLER: The Technology Of Bricks

September 5 – 27, 2014

For INSTALLATION IMAGES of Eric Miller's Exhibition, CLICK HERE.
For INSTALLATION IMAGES of Marcelo Novo's Exhibition, CLICK HERE.

ARTISTS' RECEPTION: Fri., Sept. 5, 6 – 9 pm.

GALLERY TALK Marcelo Novo: Sat., Sept. 6, 2 pm
GALLERY TALK Eric Miller: Sat., Sept. 20, 2 pm.

For a PREVIEW of Eric Miller's work, CLICK HERE.
For a PREVIEW of Marcelo Novo's work, CLICK HERE.

To read Eric Miller's BIO and the ESSAY "Splicing Eric Miller ('s End Of An Interview)," CLICK HERE.
To read Marcelo Novo's BIO and the ESSAY "Marcelo Novo Makes A Move," CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MARCELO NOVO: The Goatfeathers Collection @ if ART Gallery

Goatfeathers, the legendary bar in Columbia's Five Points district, has closed, but Marcelo Novo's paintings, which graced the bar's walls for many, many years, are still around. They are on view at if ART Gallery, dust free. Want a piece of Goatfeathers history? Buy a Novo from the Goatfeathers Collection. 

Marcelo Novo: The Goatfeathers Collection on view at if ART Gallery.

El Ojo, 1996, mixed media on canvas, 
60 x 42 in. $3,700.

Ciudad engalanada para, 1996, mixed media 
on canvas, 60 x 42 in., $3,700.

Estrella dorada, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in., $2,500.

Extasis nocturno, 1996, mixed media on 
canvas, 60 x 42 in., $3,700/SOLD

Hombre riendo, 1996, mixed media on 
canvas, 60 x 42 in., $3,700.

Playing Solo, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in., $3,150.

Tango Fan I, 1996, mixed media on canvas, 
60 x 42 in., $3,700.

Woman on Top, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in., $3,150.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Soon @ if ART: QUITMAN MARSHALL Reading from & Signing of New Book of Poetry, April 17, 2014, 7:30 pm.

Columbia native and Beaufort, S.C., resident 

Quitman Marshall 
will present, read from and sign his new book of poetry,
You Were Born One Time.

When: April 17, 2014, 7:30 pm.
Where: if ART Gallery

For Three Poems from the Book & Marshall's bio, CLICK HERE

Quitman Marshall
You Were Born One Time
Ninety-Six Press, Furman University (Greenville, S.C.)
70 pages

WINNER of the 
2013 South Carolina Poetry Archives Book Prize 
(SCPA prize)