Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jacob Wick Solo Trumpet Concert, Sept. 17, 8:00 pm

if ART Gallery Concert Series presents:

Solo Trumpet Concert

SATURDAY, September 17, 2016
8:30 pm (doors open @ 7:30 pm)
Admission: $10.00

if ART Gallery
1223 Lincoln St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 238-2351

            Columbia’s if ART Gallery presents on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:30 p.m., a solo concert of trumpet investigations by renowned jazz and improv trumpet player Jacob Wick.
Admission is $10; concert, at 8:30; doors open at 7:30.
Wick’s solo concert at if ART Gallery is part of his tour of the eastern United States in support and celebration of the August release of his record Two Loves On Marginal Frequency. Wick’s solo sets focus on slowly-shifting, static textures that test the fragility of his body.
Jacob Wick is a trumpet player and improviser. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, NY, Oakland, Cal., and Los Angeles. He has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in different contexts, including at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, the Moers Jazz Festival in Germany, and el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico.

Wick’s approach is indebted to a wild commitment to queer politics and years of cruising contemporary and 20th century art and/or life theories. Current projects include an often-shifting solo trumpet performance, slowly building listening and/or visualization exercises. He also performs with Do...s/Tres Hongos with Marc Riordan and Frank Rosaly. Wick has released recordings on Creative Sources, Prom Night Records, Relay Records, and Marginal Frequency (August 2016).

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

From The Collection of Jerry Dell & Benjamin Gimarc – SALE, August 26 – 29, 2016

Corrie McCallum, etching

Geff Reed, ceramics

Renee Rouillier, ceramics

For one long weekend only, if ART Gallery presents a special sale of artworks from the prominent private collection of Columbia couple Jerry Dell and Benjamin Gimarc. The sale opens Friday, August 26, with an opening reception, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and will run through Monday, August 29. During a gallery talk, Collecting Art, on Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m., the Gimarcs will talk about their experience as art collectors.
            “The Gimarcs opted for the sale after they decided to move to a new, smaller home in the Still Hopes retirement community in Cayce,” if ART Gallery owner Wim Roefs says. “There collection was way too big for their new apartment.”
            The sale consists of more than 60 artworks. It will include art by internationally famous artists and prominent current or former South Carolina artists such as Sigmund Abeles, Leonard Baskin, Salvador Dali, Erte, Sidney Guberman, Corrie McCallum, Jorge Ortero, Geff Reed, Renee Rouillier, Boyd Saunders, Laura Spong and Walter Williams.
            The Jerry Dell & Benjamin Gimarc Collection is among Columbia’s most prominent art collections and includes works by some of the world’s most famous 20th-century artists. In anticipation of their move, the Gimarcs already donated several works to the Columbia Museum of Art and the South Carolina State Museum.

            “This is an exciting opportunity for Columbia art collectors and lovers to get a beautiful work of art at a modest price,” Roefs says. “It’s work that, no less, has great pedigree, not just in terms of the artists who made it but also because of its provenance, coming from such a prominent collection of well-known Columbia art advocates.”