Brian Glaze's interactive audio-visual installation "Constellation".
Five faculty members in the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Studio Art degree program will present their work at an annual Faculty Art Exhibition beginning Friday at the Sea Islands Center Gallery on Carteret Street.
Two of the exhibitors are new to the university, having joined the faculty over the summer. The other three are established faculty members whose works are familiar to the Beaufort arts community.
The opening reception for the annual Faculty Art Exhibition will take place Friday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be open Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For weekday hours, contact the USCB Center for the Arts on the Historic Beaufort Campus, 843.521.4145.
Here are more details about each artist from a release:
- Brian Glaze, assistant professor of Art, joined USCB prior to the fall semester. He will work to expand the Studio Art program curriculum to include new media, which encompasses audio, video, digital photography and editing using digital technology. One of his areas of concentration is three-dimensional printing, which allows the artist to create a 3-D model through photography or a design on a computer and then print a plastic prototype.
Glaze's exhibition will include an interactive audio-visual installation that consists of a vintage Hoover vacuum cleaner canister that conceals a subwoofer. A proximity sensor allows the object to change musical pitch as someone approaches. A descendant of multiple generations of metal casters, Glaze has extensive experience as a metal sculptor.
- Savannah-born Eliot Joanna Angell, an adjunct instructor, lives and works in Walterboro, where she shares a studio and gallery with her daughter. Angell's works include ceramics, paintings and prints. She earned a B.A. degree in English at Drew University, Madison, N.J., and an M.F.A. degree in printmaking with a concentration in lithography at the University of Georgia.
Angell will exhibit pieces from her work in printmaking and ceramics.
- Amiri Geuka Farris, an adjunct instructor, earned a B.F.A. degree in illustration and graphic design and an M.F.A. degree in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The Beaufort arts community is well-acquainted with this local artist and his bold paintings infused with bright colors that depict intimate personal experiences. His work has been featured in more than 50 one-person gallery shows and juried museum exhibitions throughout the country.
Farris's paintings portray dynamic images of the Sea Island Gullah culture, the people who have preserved their African traditions of net making, basket weaving, quilting and bateaux building. He will exhibit pieces from his collection at the show.
- Alan Campbell, an environmental/expedition artist and adjunct instructor, works with large scientific research programs in some of the most remote locations on earth. He earned a B.F.A. degree with honors and an M.F.A. degree at the University of Georgia. Since then, he has been to Antarctica four times as a visiting artist with the U.S. Antarctic Program, spending nearly a full year on "the ice." He has journeyed to many locations in Costa Rica and Peru as a visiting artist with the Organization for Tropical Studies. In concert with his travels, he created paintings for a series of exhibitions depicting the rich biodiversity of the tropical rainforest.
His contributions to the exhibition will include paintings of natural settings that blend color, light and luminosity to create a unique sense of place in each of these mysterious locations.
- Kim Keats, an adjunct instructor new to the faculty this year, creates sculpted objects that honor the origin of the materials from which they are made. She uses bark that she harvests from trees to create objects like a heart-shaped basket formed of white pine bark and waxed linen. The bark is manipulated while wet and then sewn or woven with waxed linen or palmetto root. The surfaces are then sanded and finished with oil or a stain.
Keats earned a B.F.A. degree at Augusta State University and an M.F.A. at Georgia Southern University. Her fiber works have been exhibited at museums in South Carolina and Florida, and included in traveling exhibits organized by the South Carolina Arts Commission. She will exhibit some of her works that encompass material and imagery at the show.