GREENVILLE, S.C.—Paintings and drawings by Michael Brodeur and clay forms by Robert Chance are on display now through March 25 in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building.
The exhibit, “Further Along,” is free and open to the public. It combines the work of Brodeur and Chance, both Furman art professors.
As part of “Further Along,” Brodeur will showcase “Of Cubic Proportions,” a series of small scale oil paintings on panels and metal point drawings. The series is built on two major formal concerns: compositional structure and color relationships. With no individual work larger than 10 by 10 inches, the images depict small wooden block forms in minimal environments, specifically floor and background planes.
Brodeur will also display his series, “Pansies and Other Fruits,” a body of paintings that explores and reflects upon the cultural displacements, adjustments and reactions provoked by the steady emergence of a GLBT presence in American society.
Chance’s work consists of wheel-made and hand-built clay forms evoked by sources like wine jars, jugs, storage jars, seed pods and boats. Concentrating on fairly simple shapes and adding layers of colored clay slip, texture and other elements, Chance attempts to create an active yet subtle surface for his forms.
Brodeur came to Furman in 2003 and holds an M.F.A. from Boston University. Chance holds an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and became a Furman faculty member in 1988.
Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the exhibit, contact Stephanie Howard in Furman’s Department of Art, 864-294-2074.