SC State University Hosts Exhibition of Artist Karen Ann Myers

Friday, October 22, 2010

SC State University’s Fine Arts Center Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition by artist Karen Ann Myers. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.


“Posing Beauty”is an exhibition of large-scale oil paintings exploring the experiences of women in a media saturated world. Lush colors and textures surround figures ripped from contemporary culture and personal experience.


“I’m inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media, and exploring how this world affects my central female figures,” says Myers.  “By highlighting the dualities of confident but confused women, and flat but somewhat three-dimensional compositions, I strive to present a personal yet universal depiction of the world of women.”


Myers is an artist, educator and curator. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Boston University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting, graphic design and art education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. She was instrumental in coordinating the Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition, which has continued to be an annual exhibition at the 808 Gallery in Boston, Mich. Myers is currently serving as the executive director at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, S.C.


She has exhibited extensively throughout the country. Her paintings and prints exist nationally in private collections and have most recently been exhibited at LUIS DE JESUS gallery in Los Angeles, Calif.; Robert Steele Gallery in New York, N.Y.; the Commonwealth Gallery in Boston, Mass. and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. Upcoming solo exhibitions include SCOOP Studios in Charleston, S.C., where Myers’s is also represented as an artist.


For more information on Karen Ann Myers’ exhibition, visit her website at www.karenannmyers.com; or contact James Arendt, director of the SC State Gallery, at (803) 536-8918, or via email at jarendt@scsu.edu.