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Artwork by Eva Carter and Matthew Berglund to be exhibited at Wofford

August 23, 2007

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College soon will host two exhibitions featuring the works of artists Matthew Berglund and Eva Carter. Both exhibits open Thursday, Aug. 30, and continue through Oct. 25. The exhibits are free and open to the public.

Berglund’s paintings and ceramics will be displayed in the Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery in the Campus Life Building. Hours for the gallery are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Berglund holds the BFA from Minnesota State University and the MFA in ceramic sculpture and painting from the University of South Carolina. He is a storyteller in both media. His powerful large scale abstract expressionist paintings are complemented by his ceramic pieces which often seem like artifacts—altars, ceremonial objects—suggesting age and obscure use.

Recent paintings by Charleston, S.C., resident Eva Carter will be displayed in the Sandor Teszler Library Gallery. Hours for the gallery are 8 a.m.-midnight Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m.-midnight Sunday.

Carter has had solo exhibitions in the Carolinas as well as in New Mexico, California and Colorado. Her works have been included in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions at gallery spaces, universities and colleges, and museums across the Southeast. Carter’s works also have been purchased for private, institutional and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. In 1993, she had a major solo exhibition, featuring her “Highway Series,” at Charleston’s Gibbes Museum of Art.

As with classic action painting, Carter invites the viewer to join her in the physical act of creation by leaving her gestural strokes fresh and accessible through the clearly visible pushing and pulling of paint and in the size of the canvases, which are often dominant.

For more information, contact Oakley H. Coburn, dean of the library and curator of the two galleries, at (864) 597-4300.