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Artist Rhodes featured in CCU exhibition “Swarm’’

January 13, 2017
'Swarm' by Adrian Rhodes

Artist Adrian Rhodes’ work will be featured in her solo exhibition “Swarm,” which opens Tuesday, Jan. 17, and runs through Friday, Feb. 17, in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. The artist will give a public lecture on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Rhodes’ work has been shown throughout the Carolinas, with solo exhibitions in both local and regional venues. Her art reflects on the sense of nostalgia and the yearning associated with generational memory. Printmaking is at the core of her mixed-media process, allowing for the swift installation of recurring imagery and personal iconography into the work. This is further reflected in the use of collage to install visual information in the work.

“DNA imagery and print-generated collage provide a way for the work to literally inherit visual information from piece to piece,” said Rhodes. “It is important to me that connections are made between the structures involved in constellational charting, navigation, DNA and hive mentality as seen in relation to our generational memory.”

Rhodes grew up in Hartsville and earned an MFA in painting and printmaking and a BFA in drawing and painting from Winthrop University. She teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She has established her studio at the Black Creek Arts Center.

The Bryan Art Gallery at CCU is located in Room 129 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, located at 133 Chanticleer Drive W., Conway.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call James Arendt, gallery director, at 843-349-6409 or visit the gallery’s website coastal.edu/gallery.