June 3rd, 2022: Greenville, SC – Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is excited to announce the opening of their Main Gallery exhibition, In Flux. The exhibition features the work of acclaimed artists Brent Dedas, Tom Dimond, Andy Holliday & Lijun Chao. The exhibition opens with a First Friday reception from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, June 3rd and continues until July 27th, 2022. The exhibition will also be open during GCCA’s First Friday event on July 1st, 2022.
In Flux communicates visual conversations either between the artists, with chaotic external forces, or with their own memories. Their work requires them to relinquish a certain degree of control and react in turn to the conversation revealed before them. The tense visual motion the artists create highlights the collaborative processes in which they work.
Brent Dedas is an Associate Professor of Art at University of South Carolina. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree along with a Museum Studies Curatorial Certificate from the College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of Cincinnati. His Bachelor of Fine Arts is from the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville.
Tom Dimond retired in 2006 as an Emeritus Professor of Art from Clemson University. He began his career at Clemson first as the Director of Lee Gallery and then as Professor of Painting. He grew up in Massachusetts and received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He taught at both Winthrop College and Clemson University. He also worked as Art Director for the National Lampoon Magazine.
Andy Holliday teaches at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He earned his MFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and his BFA in Printmaking from Auburn University. His studio practice ranges from printmaking to ceramics and sculpture. He seeks to broaden the boundaries of technical printmaking and expand accessibility to the medium.
Lijun Chao teaches drawing at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. She is originally from Heze City, Shandong Province in China. She specializes in drawing and painting, including traditional Chinese watercolor. She earned her MFA in Painting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Lijun is interested in themes of motherhood, distance and connections in her work, and she is eager to connect traditional practices to diverse techniques and approaches.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. For more information, visit www.artcentergreenville.org, call 864-735-3948, or check out GCCA on Facebook (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) & Instagram (@artcentergvl).