Nodine To Exhibit in Florida, Massachusetts Galleries

October 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

Spartanburg, S.C. — Jane Allen Nodine, gallery director of the Curtis R. Harley Gallery and professor of art at the University of South Carolina Upstate, will be exhibiting in three upcoming shows.

Her encaustic works, “trace.111” and “Venetian Lace.14” will be on display at the WOW, Women of Wax exhibit at the Art Center Sarasota (Fla.) from November 3 – December 31, 2011 and at WAX-INC exhibit at South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Mass., from November 4 – December 21, 2011.

Nodine’s work in encaustic incorporates naturally occurring marks and patterns made from iron oxidation, better known as rust, with burn marks, and monotypes pulled from various surfaces. The patterns and marks are applied to panels between layers of paper, pigment, and encaustic wax. As the layers develop, some elements become obscured in the hazy film of the wax, as others become more evident and appear to float or come forward in the luminous properties of the material

Her third exhibit will include four pieces with an installation called “they stand alone” which will be hosted by The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science and The Florida State University in Tallahassee. The exhibit, Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing as an Emergent Form, will run from November 4, 2011 – February 26, 2012.

For this installation, Nodine says she uses articles of clothing in an iconic manner in an attempt to evoke memories associated with specific activities or events related to those items of apparel and also as reference to gender issues associated with the garments.

“The ephemeral qualities of fabric, such as staining, tearing and wrinkling, must constantly be managed through washing, cleaning, ironing and folding. The cycle of attempted control over fabrics, garment shapes, and wear-ability, seems to serve as a metaphor for daily struggles. The shirts sort of stand at attention, clean, starched and ready for the cycle to begin over again. The ironing board is old, worn and holds the memories of hundreds of such garments that are ironed, ritually, over and over again.”

For further information on these exhibits, contact Jane Nodine at, (864) 503- 5838 or