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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

December 3, 2009 : presenting 9x3

9x3 is made up of three works by nine artists from the Southeast -featuring established artists to emerging artists...

Gallery talk by Tom Nakashima at 7pm, The William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta State University. The show will run from Dec. 3 to Jan. 14. This show features work by established and new artists in the Southeast. The exhibit includes prints, ceramic sculpture, photography and paintings.

This show includes:
Frieda Dean, Priscilla Hollingsworth, Chris Johnson, Bri Kinard, Tom Nakashima, Ashley Padgett, Virginia Scotchie, Laura VanCamp, and Yen Yu Lu

FriedaDean   Frieda Dean’s work encompasses over 30 years of seasoned study and education. She is trained in various mediums – painting, sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, sculptural masks, performance art, printmaking and lithography. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, include “Art and Narrative” (September 1996, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago), “New Abstract Prints in Chicago” (April 1999, Fine Arts Center, Chicago), and “Providence Art Club Juried Prints and Drawings Exhibition” (March 2002, Providence, Rhode Island). Her Later work shows the influence of her study of American Abstract Expressionist painting and prints. She is currently teaching painting and printmaking at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta. Her recent prints include large-scale abstract lithographs and intimate color engravings.

Priscilla Hollingsworth
Priscilla Hollingsworth is a ceramic artist whose work includes sculpture, installations, and vessels. She has shown her work in numerous individual and group exhibitions across the United States from 1985 to the present. Photographs of her work have been published in several books, such as Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics by Lynn Peters (Lark Books/Random House, 1999), The Ceramic Design Book: A Gallery of Contemporary Work (Lark Books/Random House, 1998), and The Best of Pottery (Rockport Publishers, 1996). Her work is represented by the RileyHawk Gallery in Seattle and the Eclectic Design Gallery in Augusta, GA. She has received residency awarded from the Kohler Company’s Arts/Industry Program; the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine; Artpark in Lewiston, New York; and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She received a M.F.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington, and an A.B. degree from Princeton University, where she studied with Toshiko Takaezu. Currently, Hollingsworth is a Professor of Art and the Art Coordinator at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.


Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is originally from Macon, Ga. In 2008 he received a B.F.A. from Clemson University with a combined focus of printmaking and ceramics. Currently, Johnson is a second year of the M.F.A. program at the University of South Carolina, majoring in printmaking with a minor in drawing. He works primarily in woodcut printing and etching. Johnson’s work has a strong narrative quality that invites the viewer to participate in creating and finding its meaning.

Bri Kinard
Bri Kinard is a senior at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She is an undergraduate student in the art studio program with a focus in ceramics. Her work is organic using the method of soda firing.

 Tom Nakashima

Born in Seattle, Washington, Nakashima is The William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta State University. He is a painter/printmaker who is exhibited internationally. In addition to his work, he is a highly solicited lecturer and has written and reviewed hundreds of publications internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of over 50 public collections. Included are The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Long Beach Museum of Art, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers), The Jersey City Museum of Art, The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta Georgia, The Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, MOCA/GA, Atlanta, GA, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA and The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens , GA.

Ashley Padgett
Ashley Padgett, a native to Lexington, SC, is expected to graduate from the University of South Carolina in the spring of 2010 with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts – concentrating in ceramics. She has studied under Virginia Scotchie since 2006 and has shown work in the McMaster Student Gallery and Gallery 80808 in Columbia, SC. Padgett’s work is mainly concerned with figurative abstractions and deals with issues of touch.

Virginia Scotchie  

Virginia is a ceramic artist who exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has received numerous awards including the Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramics Premiere Awarded from Shepparton Museum in Victoria, Australia. She has lectured internationally on her work and has been an Artist-in-Residence in Taiwan, Italy, Australia, and the Netherlands. Her clay forms reside in public and private collections including the Yingee Ceramic Museum in Taiwan and the FLICAM Museum in China. Reviews about her work appear in numerous ceramic publications.


Laura VanCamp
Laura Van Camp is a first year ceramics graduate student at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She holds a B.F.A. from Adrian College in Michigan. She primarily focuses on the human form, using the method of sager firing.

Yen Yu Lu
Yen Yu Lu is a foreign exchange graduate student at the University of South Carolina, Columbia in the ceramics department. She is from Tainan National University of the Arts, in Taiwan. She holds her undergraduate degree from Ntua, in sculpture.

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