Curtis Harley Art Gallery Hosts Exhibition on Gun Violence

January 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery presents “A Culture of Violence,” a collection of drawings and sculptures by Hartsville, S.C., artist Jean Grosser. The exhibition opens Jan. 12, 2018 and runs through Feb. 16, 2018. An artist’s reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

In “A Culture of Violence,” Grosser analyzes gun culture in the United States. Timely and unapologetic, Grosser’s works address the proliferation of and societal attitudes towards guns in the United States and the impact this culture has on our communities.

“Since 1993, I have been creating sculptures inspired by political events. My artistic interests stem from a family tradition of political activism,” Grosser said. “My most recent research has focused on the proliferation of guns in the United States.”

New York native Jean Grosser received a BA in History from Barnard College, a BFA in sculpture from Alfred State College of Ceramics and an MFA in sculpture from Ohio University, Athens.

A New York native, Grosser earned her MFA in sculpture from Ohio University and currently teaches at Coker College, where she is chair of the Art Department. Grosser has received several grants and fellowships, including the Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her work has been featured in more than 100 exhibitions, collections, and publications both nationally and internationally, among them the collections of the Freedom Rides Museum and the Civil Rights Memorial.

For more information about the artist, visit her website: