Friday, November 11, 2005

Construction Crew: December 9-21, 2005

Cornice, 2002-2005
Oil on panel
10 x 8 in

if ART, International Fine Art Services
Columbia, S.C.
presents at

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC

C o n s t r u c t i o n C r e w :

Artists’ Reception:
Friday, Dec. 9, 5 – 10 p.m.

Special Holiday Viewing Hours:
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Sunday, 1 – 5 a.m.
Weekdays, 11 AM – 7 PM and by appointment

For more information, contact Wim Roefs at if ART:
(803) 238-2351 – (803) 799-7170 –

For its holiday exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia, S.C., if ART, International Fine Art Services of Columbia presents Construction Crew, a group exhibition with work by German artist Klaus Hartmann and South Carolina artists Kim Keats, Peter Lenzo, and Edward Rice. The show consists of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art that has strong constructional or architectural characteristics. The show opens Friday, Dec. 9, with a reception from 5:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. and runs through Dec. 21. Opening hours are weekdays, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The exhibition is on view during the Vista Studios Holiday Open Studios, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 15, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“The work by the three-D artists in this show is all very much constructed,” said Wim Roefs, director of if ART and the show’s curator. “The artists build constructions from different materials, be they metal and bronze, tree bark and twigs, or just wood. Ed Rice’s paintings and monotypes are architectural in that they depict buildings or details of buildings.”

Hartmann (b. 1960), of Kaiserslautern, Germany, will show new sculptures of welded steel and bronze. Despite their strong constructional features, the sculptures are actually abstracted figures or body parts, including bronze body forms suspended in an open, four-legged metal armature. Hartmann is a fixture on the art scene of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. He has produced several public sculptures, including one for his state’s Department of Culture. Hartmann makes energetic, abstracted and stylized bronze and metal sculptures. He approaches his metal work as a blacksmith, not simply welding pieces of metal together but actually hammering and bending shapes and forms from the material. In the past few years, Hartmann has exhibited several times in Columbia, S.C., where his work is in several private collections.

Keats (b. 1954), of Okatie, S.C., near Beaufort, holds a BFA from Augusta State University, an MFA from Georgia Southern University, and did graduate studies in fibers at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Galtinburg, Tenn. Her work has been exhibited at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C., the Museum of York County in Rock Hill, S.C., the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, S.C., NationsBank Plaza in Columbia, S.C., the Orlando (Florida) Museum of Art, Carol Saunders Gallery in Columbia, S.C., and at scores of other commercial and institutional galleries. Keats was part the 1999 Material Objects exhibition organized by the S.C. Arts Commission. She uses natural materials such as bark, twigs, palm pods, and roots, as well as linen, bones, and turtle shells, to create architectural structures, vessels, and wall assemblages. 

Lenzo (b. 1955) nowadays is mostly known for his face jugs and full-figure ceramic sculptures that incorporate anything from old pipe heads and small porcelain dolls to fragments of cups and plates. This show, however, will present work from the 1990s, when Lenzo was known for his altar-like constructions. These structures consist of wooden frames with religious statues and drawers full of personal artifacts or amorphous, ready-made metal forms, mostly bed pans. Lenzo is represented by the prestigious Ferren Gallery in Lenox, Mass., and is the owner of Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallery in Columbia, S.C. He holds an MFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. His work is in the South Carolina State Museum, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., and the Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum Washington, D.C. His solo shows include those at the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art and the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

Rice (b. 1953) is one of the Southeast’s most prominent contemporary painters. He has had solo museum exhibitions at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga., the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, S.C., the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, Ga., the Greenville (S.C.) County Museum of Art, the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in La Grange, Ga., and the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Rice was also represented in The Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890 – 2003, New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s inaugural exhibition. “Edward Rice: Architectural Works, 1978-1998” was published by the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in 1998, and “Edward Rice: Recent Monotypes,” by the Morris Museum of Art in 2003. Rice is especially known for his stark, meticulous paintings of architectural structures or their details. In recent years, he has also produced a body of monotypes of architectural forms.

Sunday, October 2, 2005


American Gable, 2007, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.,

Fortress V, 2012, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in.,

Fortress III, 2012, oil on canvas,
18 x 15 in., $3,500

Charleston Cupola, 2002-03, oil on
canvas, 35.5 x 23.5 in., $14,000

Orange Barn, 2007-2007

Oil on canvas, 15 x 25 in., $ 4,500

Roadside Barn, 2008

Oil on canvas, 32 x 50 in., $ 16,500

Dormer With Missing Sash, New Orleans (Grisaille)
 2004-2005, Oil on canvas

30 x 24 in., $ 8,500



River God, 2006

Oil on canvas

51 x 39 in., $ 17,000

Sunflower In June

Oil on canvas

24 x 12 in.

$ 4,800
White Barn, 2007-2007
Oil on canvas, 15 x 25 in., $ 4,500
Dormer, Noon, 2010, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.,
Dormer, Botany Bay, 2010,
oil on canvas,
48 x 36, $22,000
The Yellow Dormer, 2009-10,
oil on canvas, 78 x 48 in.,
Dormer With Down Spout, 2003-2004
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in.
$ 9,500

Corn Crib, 2010, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in.


Meadow Garden, 2008-10, oil on canvas,

30 x 24 in., $12,000
Palace (Urbino), 1996
Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.
$ 24,000

Monday, September 12, 2005

Works of Art: Edward Rice

Pig 2, 2014, oil on canvas, 
40 x 30 in., $16,500
Icon II, 2014, oil on canvas, 64 x 48 in.,

Pig 1, 2014, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in., $18,000
Fortress I, 2012, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in.

Fortress II, 2012, oil on canvas,
 38 1/2 x 29 1/2 in., $15,500

Fortress IV, 2012, oil on canvas,
16 1/2 x 12 3/4 in., $3,000

Fortress III, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 15 in.,
Awakening, 2014, oil on canvas, 42 x 36 in.,

Fortress VI, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 15 in.,

Fortress VII, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 15 in.,

Fortress XVII, 2012, oil on panel, 24 x 18 in.,

Fortress XVI, 2012, oil on canvas,
24 x 18 in., $7,200

Fortress IX, 2012, oil on canvas,
24 x 18 in., $7,200

Fortress XIV, 2012, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., $4,500

Boat House, 2012, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.,
BBQ Shed, 2012, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in., $25,000
Late Summer, 2012, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in., $1,800
Untitled Landscape, 2012, oil on canvas, 10 x 11 3/4 in.
Charleston Cupola, 2011,
oil on canvas, 48 x 30 in.
Pilot House IV, 2001
Oil on panel
24 x 16 in.
$ 5,200
Dormer With Mansard Roof, 2010,
oil on canvas, 60 x 42 in.

Carpenter Gothic, 2009-10,
oil on canvas, 60 x 42 inches

Cornice With Brick Facade
Oil on panel
32 x 24 in., $10,000
Belfry, 2000-2007
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 in., $ 5,000

Rome, 1996-1998
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 in., $ 24,000

Dublin I, 2008
Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., $ 5,500
Mill, 1995-1997
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.,  $14,000

Cross, 1998-1999
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 in., $ 7,500

Dublin II, 2008
Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., $ 5,500

Spire (Grisaille), 1998-2001
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 in., $ 15,000

Dublin III, 2008
Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., $ 5,500

Brickyard Pond, 2012, oil on panel,
12 x 12 in., $3,500

Sunflower In August, 2005
Oil on canvas
48 x 32 in.
$ 18,000