Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Doug McAbee: Sugar Coated

Exhibition Dates: August 15 - September 30, 2011
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, August 24, 4:30 pm

The commute to work. A conversation with his wife. The funny thing his kids did this morning. This is where Doug McAbee's Sugar Coated ideas come from. His interest in the power of color, beauty, and humor in visual communication continues to inform his work. McAbee's artwork often dips into serious or sinister subject matter, but always does so with a sense of humor, a shiny color, and a spoonful of sugar. His drawings often incorporate graphite with color ink and can mix well-rendered images alongside more hastily sketched images. While each image used in a drawing or a sculpture holds a significant personal meaning to McAbee, he is interested in how these meanings shift when unrelated images are fused together. McAbee is even more interested in how these images and forms almost always take on new meanings in the eyes of the viewer.

Sugar Coated will open on August 15 at Greenville Tech's Greer Campus Galleries. The work will be on display until September 30 and can be viewed from 8am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Fridays. Doug McAbee will be on hand for a gallery talk on Wednesday, August 24, 4:30pm. The Greer Campus Galleries are operated by and for the faculty and students from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The Greer Campus is located at 2522 Locust Hill Rd in Taylors, South Carolina. For more information call Gallery Director Enid Williams at (864) 250-3059 or visit and click on Greer Galleries.

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