​Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery – Jean Rene LeBlanc’s Greekopolis

​Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents Jean Rene LeBlanc’s “Greekopolis,” an exhibition that begins with a reception at 7pm on Monday, March 12, 2018, and will continue through Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening reception is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

LeBlanc received his B.A. in studio arts in 1993 from Concordia University, his M.F.A. in multimedia and photography in 1996 from the University of Windsor Ontario, and received his PhD in study and practice of art in 2006 from the Université du Québex à Montréal.

“Since 2012, I have been using digital infrared photography to investigate spaces and places with strong historical and cultural significance,” says LeBlanc. “Greekopolis is a new body of work that uses this format to develop new ways of looking at the world we live in. Shot in Greece between June 15 and July 15, 2015, the project proposes a series of diptychs juxtaposing images of ancient and modern ruins to generate a dialogue between—and about—contemporary and historical landscapes and economic practices.”

For more information, please contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-621-3005 or ashley.gillespie@coker.edu.

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The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open 10am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10am to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday while classes are in session. The Gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.   For more on the gallery, please visit www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com.

 

 

Sculptor Cianne Fragione’s “Pocket Full of Promises” Comes to the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery

Hartsville, S.C. – March 10, 201  –  Coker College presents an exhibition of sculptures by Cianne Fragione titled “Pocket Full of Promises” with a reception, which is free and open to the public, ​to be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. ​Light refreshments will be served. Fragione’s show will continue through April 7, 2017.

“‘Pocket Full of Promises’ is an assemblage series that uses pocketbooks as a basic form, and reflects my long commitment to the medium,” says Fragione. “Pocketbooks bear the implements of everyday life, and indeed they are ‘books’ whose chapters take form as I add other objects to them. This process uses both art and non-art materials to develop tremendous density of evocation, connection, and poetic interaction, as well as sculptural presence​.” Fragione will be available for an artist’s talk at the opening, and will be free to take questions.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 10:00AM – 8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays while classes are in session​. The gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College in Hartsville, SC. Parking entrance for the art building is directly across from 306 E. Home Ave.

For more information, contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-383-8156 or at artgallery@coker.edu. For more information on the gallery, visit www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com.

Agnieszka Pilat: A Moral Code Opening

Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery will present “A Moral Code,” an exhibition of paintings by Agniezska Pilat. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Pilat’s show will continue through November 13 at 4 p.m.

Pilat was born and raised in Poland. She moved to the United States in 2002, where she enrolled in The Academy of Art University in San Francisco to start her art career. Her work can be found in both private and public collections in the United States, Poland and China. Pilat currently lives and works in San Francisco, where she pursues a painting career while also working on a graphic novel.

Political issues are at the forefront of Pilat’s work. Influenced by Poland’s political reconstruction, which took place after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she uses inanimate objects as a metaphor for time. After personally witnessing Poland change from a Soviet-style government to a much-needed democratic society, Pilat made it her life’s goal to expose the corrupt political system that she experienced as a child.

“I don’t paint people. I paint time,” says Pilat. “Time is our most precious commodity. It defines who we are. To capture the concept of time, I place my subjects on the intersection of the present and the past—lives fully lived and dreams already dreamt—the people who ‘are,’ not the ones who will ‘become.’” Pilat will also be judging the 43rd Annual Student Competition following the close of her exhibition.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday while classes are in session, and is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on Coker College’s campus.

For more information, contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-383-8156 or ashley.gillespie@coker.edu. For more information on the gallery, visit www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com.

Agnieszka Pilat: A Moral Code

Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery will present “A Moral Code,” an exhibition of paintings by Agniezska Pilat. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Pilat’s show will continue through November 13 at 4 p.m.

Pilat was born and raised in Poland. She moved to the United States in 2002, where she enrolled in The Academy of Art University in San Francisco to start her art career. Her work can be found in both private and public collections in the United States, Poland and China. Pilat currently lives and works in San Francisco, where she pursues a painting career while also working on a graphic novel.

Political issues are at the forefront of Pilat’s work. Influenced by Poland’s political reconstruction, which took place after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she uses inanimate objects as a metaphor for time. After personally witnessing Poland change from a Soviet-style government to a much-needed democratic society, Pilat made it her life’s goal to expose the corrupt political system that she experienced as a child.

“I don’t paint people. I paint time,” says Pilat. “Time is our most precious commodity. It defines who we are. To capture the concept of time, I place my subjects on the intersection of the present and the past—lives fully lived and dreams already dreamt—the people who ‘are,’ not the ones who will ‘become.’” Pilat will also be judging the 43rd Annual Student Competition following the close of her exhibition.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday while classes are in session, and is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on Coker College’s campus.

For more information, contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-383-8156 or ashley.gillespie@coker.edu. For more information on the gallery, visit www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com.