It has been an absolute delight to host Katie St. Clair’s exhibition Fruiting Bodies in our Ross Gallery on Central Campus. Here are some images from the opening reception and last ice sphere installation. The final Sphere installation is this … Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered how a bumblebee feels while going about the business of collecting nectar? You need wonder no longer, as Don Peeler has brought to us the view of our beloved pollinators. These oil on canvas paintings make us look at the iris and hibiscus in a new way. It is common enough to see floral photographs and paintings, but Don invites us inside the flower itself to see a very magnified view of the petals. Our busy bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds certainly have a lovely office to work in.
These are large paintings and their colors will draw you in making you want to pull up a chair and sit for awhile. To get the full experience come by the Pease Gallery Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm. These paintings will be on display until October 4th.
Accomplished artist, Isaac Payne is fascinated with light and how it never seems to stay the same. Sometimes it may be very bright and cast long shadows on the ground, and other times it may exhibit a more orange look, like during a brilliant sunset. Light is constantly changing and shifting throughout the day, as well as the year. Additionally, light can look different depending on where you are in the world. Isaac grew up on the West coast, and now he resides here in the Carolinas producing and selling works of art and teaching at CPCC.
Currently on display now in the Pease Gallery are two of his pieces. They are partially drawn as well as painted with an emphasis on architecture. It is also important to keep in mind what is seen as well as what is not seen while viewing Isaac’s artwork. If that is not enough, he incorporates elements of photographs that he has taken. They are large, brightly colored renderings of cityscapes. When viewed in person, it is possible to see the the dimensions and depth as well as the individualistic elements, which make them pleasing to the eye. On display now through October 1st!
Architecture has been a common theme in art throughout the ages. Tashonda Wright has put a new spin on it with her current piece in the Pease Gallery “Time”. With this ink drawing, Tashonda explores the relationship between architecture and humanity. Architecture influences people and people inadvertently influence architecture. “Time” was created during a trip Tashonda took to China with a study abroad program at the China Academy of Art. Each architectural feature seen in the drawing has a special significance to the artist. Tashonda also took advantage of the opportunity to learn Chinese calligraphy and painting techniques while in the program. These elements are used throughout the composition.This is a piece that has many fascinating details embedded in it, and requires much more than a casual glance. Come see it in person and be sure to ask us what the Chinese inscription means!