Harley Gallery to Feature Works by Virginia Saunders

February 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

Virginia Saunders will have her works on display at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Humanities and Performing Arts Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate, from February 24 through March 23, 2012.  An artist lecture and reception will be held February 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Titled “Visions and Dreams,” the show is a body of work based on the artist’s recent travels in Europe and Asia.

Saunders says, “Although my imagery is based on photography I am not – nor do I pretend to be – a photographer. Rather, I am a forager searching for bits and pieces of the physical world that speak to me. In that context, the camera is simply a tool that enables me to record visual material for further contemplation and artistic development. Alone in my studio I study my collection, select various elements, and weave them together to create images that have extended meaning.”

The gallery and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jane Nodine, gallery director, at (864) 503-5838 or jnodine@uscupstate.edu, or, Michael Dickins, gallery manager, at (864) 503-5848 or mdickins@uscupstate.edu.