Greenville, SC – Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is excited to announce the opening of their Main Gallery exhibition, Narratives Ending In Separation. The exhibition features the work of acclaimed artist Linda McCune. The exhibition opens with a First Friday reception from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, October 7th 2022 and continues until November 23rd, 2022. The exhibition will also be open during the First Friday on November 4th.
In Narratives Ending in Separation, Linda McCune’s mixed media sculptures traverse emotional autobiographies that memorialize cherished family, childhood fears, and a young woman’s longing for children. These sculptures give the opportunity to remember and honor the importance of the everyday, of family. Her finely crafted structures are embedded with made and found objects to imbue her sculpture with an abstract spirituality and a ritual of symbolic details. She reminds us that all our past can be prophetic to our present.
Linda Williams McCune’s home and continuing family ties to rural Tennessee greatly influence her multiple media sculptures and drawings constructed in her home studio in Greer, South Carolina. She has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the U.S. and internationally. Her work is in many collections including the South Carolina State Art Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, Hunter Museum of American Art, and the Asheville Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in a number of publications including, Atlanta Art Papers and the Artists and Critics Forum. McCune has won the SC State Artist Fellowship, the National NISOD Award, the Metropolitan Art Council’s Carl R. Blair Award for Commitment to Arts Education, Elon College’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Grant and the Metropolitan Arts Council Project Grant. She was honored by the SC Arts Commission’s 100 years 100 Artists ’Views from the Edge of the Century Project and as a founding board member of the Mountain Makin’s Festival in Morristown, TN, a Southeastern Tourism Society Top 20 and a New York Times Tennessee top festival. Linda McCune recently retired from Greenville Technical College’s Department of Visual Arts, as Academic Program Director and Lead Professor in art history, fine arts and art education. She enthusiastically maintains her studio practice and exhibition schedule.
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