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Posted: April 4, 2003
Freaks and Beauties show opens April 18

Exotic and strange beauty juxtaposed with intrigue in international locales is the topic of Clifton Parkers two-day art exhibit opening with a reception Friday, April 18 at Coastal Carolina University.

An International Collection of Freaks and Beauties will feature a twisted portfolio of Parkers photographs from travels around the world.

The two-day exhibit will be open for viewing from 6 to 9 p.m. April 18 at the reception and on Monday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bryan Art Gallery in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal. Its free and open to the public.

Expect to see such images as a beautiful woman spinning under a disco ball, a young Asian girl in traditional kimono, gazing serenely into the lens, the clasped hands of a Buddha statue, a temple, and a tattooed woman in shades of blue, among others.

Parker, a senior art major from Myrtle Beach, studied visual and audio arts at the University of South Carolina and Tokyo Denki University as well as Coastal.

He draws inspiration from the music and fashion industries and incorporates these into his work that has appeared in several galleries and publications throughout the southeast as well as publications in Tokyo.

The essence of photography is about capturing a moment, said Parker in his artists statement. It is about catching a fleeting emotion. It is not always about the technicalities of the medium providing the perfect photograph. It is the unguarded nakedness of a moment.

For more information, contact Coastals Department of Art at 349-2700.

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