Synthetocene

works by M. Tyler Frasier, Jonathan Prichard, and Todd Stewart
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Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery
121 E. Main St. Rock Hill, SC
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EXHIBITION

June 17 - July 23, 2022

RECEPTION

Thursday, June 16, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

July 1, 2, and 4

DALTON GALLERY

M. Tyler Frasier, Jonathan Prichard, and Todd Stewart utilized a wide breadth of processes and materials to explore the subject matter of natural history specimens and anthropological artifacts.  While at times referencing the conventional scientific approach, the experimentation, imagination, and humor valued in contemporary fine arts took priority.  

ARTIST STATEMENT

At different times M. Tyler Frasier, Jonathan Prichard, and Todd Stewart earned fine arts degrees from Winthrop University and later became exhibits preparators at the Museum of York County. This education and professional experience influenced the personal artistic practice of each individual. The pieces in this exhibition come from a shared inspiration and sustained curiosity of what happens when the conceptual, practical, and aesthetic conventions of these two revered Rock Hill institutions overlap.

The artists utilized a wide breadth of processes and materials to explore the subject matter of natural history specimens and anthropological artifacts. While at times referencing the conventional scientific approach, the experimentation, imagination, and humor valued in contemporary fine arts took priority.  

Additional research came from solitary evening walks in outdoor spaces for observation and contemplation of seemingly infinite variation of color, form, and texture. Objects such as sticks and bones were collected from these walks and integrated into the fabricated forms.   The earth, sky, plants, and animals provided their own particular context for personal growth, change, and the passing of time. These respected places of wildness imprinted into memory and became symbols to employ within these artworks.

PERIMETER GALLERY

Assorted Delights
Curated small works by local artists

EXHIBITION | June 17 - July 23, 2022
RECEPTION |
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM​ 

Curate your collection with small works featured in Assorted Delights.This invitational exhibit, on display salon style in the Perimeter Gallery at the Center for the Arts, features works that are 10" and under by 11 local artists.

FEATURING WORKS BY
Dylan Bannister • Marcia Kort Buike • Stephen Crotts • Harriet Goode 
Alexis Howard • Mimi Irwin • Sarah Kennedy Irwin • MC Churchill-Nash
Mike Phillips • Wanda Steppe • Joyce Turner

EDMUND D. LEWANDOWSKI CLASSROOM GALLERY

Compass Prep Student Photo Exhibit

EXHIBITION | June 17 - July 23, 2022
RECEPTION |
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM​

 

Compass Prep is a multifaceted environment where we partner with home-school parents to give students grade 9 through 12 a place to grow socially and intellectually. The structure of Compass Prepfosters growth and academic success and also offers opportunities to encourage the whole person. Classes are provided by independent instructors and are at instruction levels needed for college preparation. Social activities for peer-group interactions are planned monthly alongside meaningful, community service projects throughout the year.This well rounded approach satisfies the home-schooled, high school students' need for independence and fellowship.​ 

For private viewings, call
(803)328-2787

For inquiries, contact:
Mike Gentry
Gallery Manager

mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org