Sunday, November 30, 2008

if ARTwalk: Salon I & II: December 11- 24, 2008

For exhibition installation images, click here.

Dec. 11 – 24, 2008
an exhibition at two Columbia, SC, locations:
Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street
if ART Gallery
1223 Lincoln Street

Reception and ifART Walk: Thursday, Dec. 11, 5 – 10 p.m.
at and between both locations
Opening Hours:
Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.
& by appointment
Open Christmas Eve until 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Wim Roefs at if ART:
(803) 255-0068/ (803) 238-2351 –

For its December 2008 exhibition, if ART Gallery presents The Salon I & II, an exhibition at two Columbia, SC, locations: if ART Gallery and Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. On Thursday, December 11, 2008, 5 – 10 p.m., if ART will hold opening receptions at both locations. The ifART Walk will be on Lady and Lincoln Streets, between both locations, which are around the corner from each other.

The exhibitions will present art by if ART Gallery artists, installed salon-style at both Gallery 80808 and if ART. Artists in the exhibitions include two new additions to if ART Gallery, Columbia ceramic artist Renee Rouillier and the prominent African-American collage and mixed-media artist Sam Middleton, an 81-year-old expatriate who has lived in the Netherlands since the early 1960s.

Other artists in the exhibition include Karel Appel, Aaron Baldwin, Jeri Burdick, Carl Blair, Lynn Chadwick, Steven Chapp, Stephen Chesley, Corneille, Jeff Donovan, Jacques Doucet, Phil Garrett, Herbert Gentry, Tonya Gregg, Jerry Harris, Bill Jackson, Sjaak Korsten, Peter Lenzo, Sam Middleton, Eric Miller, Dorothy Netherland, Marcelo Novo, Matt Overend, Anna Redwine, Paul Reed, Edward Rice, Silvia Rudolf, Kees Salentijn, Laura Spong, Tom Stanley, Christine Tedesco, Brown Thornton, Leo Twiggs, Bram van Velde, Katie Walker, Mike Williams, David Yaghjian, Paul Yanko and Don Zurlo.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Edward Rice Paintings, 1996-2008: November 6- December 6, 2008

if ART Gallery
1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC

Paintings 1996 – 2008
Nov. 6 – Dec. 6, 2008

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, Nov 6, 5 – 10 p.m.
Opening Hours:
Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
& by appointment

The exhibition will be accompanied by a 40-page, full-color catalogue with essays by Richard Gruber & Wim Roefs

For more information, contact Wim Roefs at if ART:
(803) 255-0068 - (803) 238-2351 –

For a preview of the artist's work in the exhibition, please click on the following link: Edward Rice.

For more information on Edward Rice, please click on the following links: Chronology, Edward Rice's Expansive Sense of Place: 1993-2008, The Contemporary Edward Rice.

For photographs of the Edward Rice exhibition, please click on the following link: Exhibition Installation Shots.

At its location on Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC, if ART Gallery next month will present North Augusta painter Edward Rice’s first solo exhibition in Columbia since 1992. With the exhibition, if ART Gallery will publish a 40-page, full-color catalogue with essays by Richard Gruber, director of New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and if ART owner Wim Roefs.

The exhibition will provide an overview of Rice’s paintings since 1996 and include Rice’s first strictly non-objective, minimalist paintings, Dublin I, II, III, all of 2008. In addition, the show will contain architectural, landscape and botanical paintings, some done recently in Ireland.

The exhibition runs from Nov. 6– Dec. 6, 2008. The artist’s reception is Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. The exhibition will be at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC.

Edward Rice (b. 1953) has his studio in his hometown of North Augusta, SC, and lives in Augusta, Ga. He is one of the Southeast’s most prominent contemporary painters. Among the museums that have his work in their collections are the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens; the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta; the Columbia Museum of Art, McKissick Museum and South Carolina State Museum, all in Columbia; the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC; and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.

Rice has had solo museum exhibitions at the Morris Museum, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in La Grange, Ga., the McKissick Museum and the Ogden Museum. Rice also was represented in The Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890 – 2003, the inaugural exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. He was included in 100 Years/100 Artists: Views of the 20th Century in South Carolina Art at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, a survey of 20th-century art in the state. “Edward Rice: Architectural Works, 1978-1998” was published by the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, and “Edward Rice: Recent Monotypes,” by the Morris Museum of Art in 2003.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Exhibition Installation Shots

Photographs from if ART Gallery's November 6-December 6, 2008 exhibition of Edward Rice Paintings, 1996-2008.

Below are photographs of the installation of Edward Rice paintings on November 4th, 2008.
(Making sure American Gable is level)

(Positioning the lights)

(hbt hanging nine Dark Barn paintings)

AAB Photography