Monday, March 02, 2009
SC State’s Fine Arts Center (FAB) Gallery will host artist Sara Schneckloth on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the department of Visual & Performing Arts. Schneckloth will discuss the inspiration for her artistic exhibition “Open Gestures: (re) Active Drawings,” which is currently on display at the FAB Galley through Friday, March 13, 2009.
Schneckloth’s work deals primarily with imagined microbiological systems rendered on a macro- scale. She envisions and creates cells, organs, fluids, and tissues, and seeks to assemble the elements into new systems of organic relationship and connection. Schneckloth works in a variety of mediums, primarily in drawing and painting, and looks for ways to take drawing beyond its traditional definition of “mark on paper.” She integrates traditional techniques with non-traditional mediums and approaches to create large installation pieces of fantastic design.
Schneckloth is a 2006 graduate of the master of Fine Arts program in painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin. She currently serves as assistant professor of drawing in the Art department at the University of South Carolina (USC).
Known for large-scale, bold drawings that explore the relationship between our memories and our physical selves, Schneckloth has won numerous grants, fellowships and other honors, and has exhibited her work as far away as South Africa.
"I believe that the act of drawing is a way of residing in multiple states of awareness, of present, past, future of what one is, has been, and hopes to become of the physical, the mental, and the formal,” says Schneckloth. “I draw as a way to see more deeply, both inside and out, and to elevate the act of seeing to a process that is fully engaging of both body and mind."
For more of Schneckloth’s work, visit her website at www.saraschneckloth.com.
For more information on Sara Schneckloth’s visit and exhibition contact: James Arendt, SC State Gallery Director at (803) 536-7101.