Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery Receives SECAC Award for Andy Warhol Catalogue

November 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

On November 11, the Southeastern College Art Conference presented the 2011 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials to Jane Nodine and Rachel Snow, professors of art at the University of South Carolina Upstate, for their work on the catalogue, “Andy Warhol: The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project.”

The women accepted the award on behalf of the university’s Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery for the exhibition catalogue they published in conjunction with a community-wide lecture series and an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s works in the fall of 2010.

Nodine completed the introduction, layout and design of the 52-page catalogue and Snow was responsible for content, essay selection and editing. Featured essays included Andy Warhol: In the Vernacular, by Catherine Zuromskis, Ph.D., Warhol In and Out of the Still Life Tradition, by Rachel Snow, Ph.D., and Portrait as Process, by Heather Shockey. There are 44 photos reproduced in the catalog, taken from the collection of 152 color Polaroid and black and white photographs gifted to USC Upstate by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2008.

According to a juror, “The authors do a fine job of putting the photographs into art historical and sociological contexts, grounding them as well in the personal life and interests of Warhol.”

The gallery was awarded a grant from the Spartanburg County Council to produce and print the catalogue, and Southeastern Printing in Spartanburg did the printing. The catalogue, Andy Warhol: The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project, is online here.

For more information contact Jane Nodine, director of the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, at jnodine@uscupstate.edu or call (864) 503-5838.