EXHIBITION: And the Grass Still Grows by Adrian Rhodes
September 28 @ 9:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pmFree
Raised in Hartsville, SC, Adrian Rhodes is a prolific artist whose printwork pieces focus on repeating imagery and feature interspersed 2D and 3D elements. “Combining textile and print, I am interested in how repetition of imagery reflects recurring thought patterns and an unwillingness to move on. Print becomes a method for creating structure. This framework, indulging a desire for order, creates space for disruption,” states Rhodes. Her latest work, And the Grass Still Grows, will be featured in the Milliken Art Gallery.
Rhodes received her BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2011, both from Winthrop University. She is the recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s 2020 Individual Artist’s Fellowship and the 2019 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship. Her work has been included in highly competitive group exhibitions at museums and contemporary art institutions. “Drawn: Concept and Craft” at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston Salem presented her work alongside artists including LeRoy Neiman, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, and Sarah Sze. “Paper Worlds” at the Spartanburg Art Museum exhibited her work with eight other artists who, according to the curatorial statement, “push the boundaries and capabilities of paper.” She was included in 2019’s inaugural “Coined in the South” at the Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte, a survey of groundbreaking contemporary southern art. Manifest Gallery included her work in the exhibition “CUT: Works Made by or About Cutting” in 2021. She is the winner of the 2020 701 CCA Prize from the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, and was featured in presentations of the 701 CCA SC Biennial in 2019 and 2021. She presented three solo exhibitions in 2022/23, including “How to Untie a Tight Knot” at 701 CCA, “Never Mind All That” at the University of Montevallo, and “After the Ravens” at the Spartanburg Art Museum.
And the Grass Still Grows will run from September 28 to October 26, 2023. Rhodes will present a Gallery Talk on September 28th at 6:00 pm in the gallery followed by a reception from 6:30-8:00pm.
The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge. Gallery hours are Sunday 2:00-5:00pm, Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The Gallery is closed during school holidays.