The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, and national artists from all disciplines in 6 shows per year.
Exhibition proposals for the GCCA Main Gallery are reviewed and scored by the Exhibition Committee annually. The deadline for exhibition proposals for the 2020/2021 calendar is January 11, 2019. CLICK HERE to learn more about the exhibition proposal process.
Potential and Limits: Visions in Encaustic & NOstalgia by Theresa Gooby
DECEMBER 7, 2018 - JANUARY 23, 2019
Opening Reception: December 7, 2018 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ARTalk: January 8, 2019 / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Potential and Limits: Visions in Encaustic, a group exhibition of the historic medium of encaustic art, includes Danielle Fontaine (Greenville, SC), Patricia Kilburg (Greenville, SC), Michael Ziemer (Piedmont, SC), Roger Bruckner (Taylors, SC), Jess Stone (Piedmont, SC), . The artists present various techniques and concepts but all employ the encaustic medium, an ancient painting technique using heat to melt and fuse layers of pigmented wax.
In NOstalgia, Theresa Gooby (Beacon, NY) explores the often overlooked and troubled nuances of a past era. Commentary and reflection on discrimination past and present are central to her work. Theresa's work consists of mixed media and encaustic artwork and her work can be found in Gallery B of GCCA's Main Gallery.
FEBRUARY 1, 2019 - MARCH 27,2019
Opening Reception: February 1, 2019 / 6:00 - 9: 00pm
ARTalk: March 12, 2019 / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight Pattern juxtaposes the work of two contemporary artists, sculptor Nathaniel Foley (Findlay, OH) and printmaker Monika Meler (Stockton, CA), who emphasize fragility as it relates to aviation and memory.
Monika Meler’s journey as a Polish immigrant to America underscores the visual patterns she creates. As time passes, memories change, distort and blur together. Her layered prints repeat and change direction on top of each other, mimicking the process of remembering.
Nathaniel Foley was immersed in the field of aviation at an early age, instilling an inclination to defy limitations. Foley’s delicate sculptural forms, made of various cones, are held together by tension lines. For Foley, aviation dances the line between grace and imminent danger.
TEXTILES: A HISTORY OF EXPRESSION
& LAST WORDS BY SUSAN LENZ
OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 28, 2018
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 5, 2018 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ARTalk: Tuesday, November 13 / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Textiles: A History of Expression illuminates textiles through contemporary concepts while reflecting traditional approaches to the medium. The exhibition highlights central themes of memory, fluidity of emotion, multi-sensory experience and reverence. Using natural dyeing, meticulous handwork, embroidery, and quilting techniques, the artists invite viewers into thoughtful engagement with their experience. The artists, Alice Schlein (Greenville, SC), Sasha de Koninck (Santa Monica, CA), Beth Andrews (Greer, SC), Kristy Bishop (Charleston, SC), and Meredith Piper (Greenville, SC) re-energize the rich history of textile by continually informing their contemporary practices.
In Last Words, Susan Lenz's work focuses on "the accumulated memory inherent in discarded things" (susanlenz.com). She employs the use of recycled materials, hand work and embroidery to create imagery detailing her concepts. Lenz is a full-time artist out of Columbia, SC. She will showcase her artwork in Gallery B.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts, a community art center in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions for the 2020/2021 exhibition calendar. The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, and national artists from all disciplines in 6 – 8 shows per year.
Deadline for Exhibition Proposals for 2020/2021 Calendar: January 11, 2019