State Art Collection travels to Greenwood

The Arts Center of Greenwood will exhibit “The State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations II” from Dec. 3, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013. Curated by Eleanor Heartney, author and contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress, Contemporary Conversations is composed of 118 works by 95 contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition is designed to suggest both the quality and diversity of the state’s cultural heritage and includes everything from hard-edge geometric abstraction to surrealist tinged dreamscapes. Works are inspired by social issues, memory, local and national history, imagination, art of the past and aesthetic theory. Together they reflect the many voices and diverse concerns of South Carolina artists.

Preview the gallery of work and the list of artists in Contemporary Conversations, and read more about the South Carolina Arts Commission’s State Art Collection.