UPSTATE GALLERY ON MAIN TO HOST “Confluence International Print Exchange”

May 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

UPSTATE Gallery on Main, is pleased to announce an international print exhibition by the Contemporary Print Collective of Upstate South Carolina, and Ideas Creation Studio of Taiwan. The exhibition opens June 1 and continues through Aug. 25, 2018. An artist reception with a discussion session will be held on June 21 at 5 p.m. This event coincides with Spartanburg Art Walk and is free and open to the public.

The Contemporary Print Collective, CPC, is engaged in the art of printmaking by sharing their work and knowledge through educational events and exhibitions. The CPC mission states; “We seek to foster an awareness of original, hand-pulled prints by promoting exhibitions, educational opportunities, and encouraging the art of collecting prints.” An associate member of Greenville Center for Creative Arts, GCCA, the CPC 25 artist members include, 11 active studios and print shops, seven artist educators and representation in nine commercial galleries.

Confluence, the brainchild of Freda Sue Gin-Win, assistant professor of printmaking at USC Upstate, and Louis Chen, director of Ideas Creation Studios in Taiwan, is an exhibit comprised of 44 artist prints, 22 by CPC in the US, and 22 by ICS in Taiwan. Each artist participated with works that represent their individual technical and conceptual interests in printing and offers an exhibit of depth and breadth across the spectrum of printmaking. Confluence exhibited in 2017 at GCCA in Greenville, and in 2018 it in Taipei City and Chiayi City in Taiwan. The exhibit is available to travel and inquiries can be made to CPC at:

Jane Nodine, University Gallery Director at USC Upstate, and fellow CPC member states; “I am pleased to bring Confluence to UPSTATE Gallery on Main, and the Spartanburg Community where we have strong ties to international collaborations and residents. This exhibit supports the mission of USC Upstate and the outreach of our university gallery program. I believe there will be something in this exhibit that will be of interest to all viewers and I encourage attendance.”

Confluence International Print Exchange: Links

A collaborative exhibition exchange between 22 artists from Contemporary Print Collective of South Carolina and 22 artists from Ideas Creation Studio of Taiwan.