La Femme: A Celebration of the Eternal Female – MAY 1, 2015
Friday / May 1, 2015 / 6:00 – 8:00 Open to the general public.
MACK proudly presents “La Femme: A Celebration of the Eternal Female” Selected Art Works by Russell Jeffcoat and Boyd Saunders. The Artist Reception is scheduled for Friday, May 1st and is open to the general public. The evening will feature the original photographic works of renowned Russell Jeffcoat. Subject matter ranges from classical portraits that remind one of a contemporary Mona Lisa, to to luminous nudes that honor the beauty and perfection of the female form. Boyd Saunders is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art. He joined the Art Department Faculty of the University of South Carolina and established the printmaking program. In 2002, Saunders was awarded the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for his excellence.
Boyd Saunders is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art. He joined the Art Department Faculty of the University of South Carolina in 1965 with a mandate to establish and develop the printmaking program.
He received the B.S.degree from the University of Memphis, the M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi and has done additional study at the University of Alabama and the Bottega d’ Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy. His paintings and original prints have been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and in many foreign countries. In 1984 he took his “Southern Cross” etchings on a tour of exhibits and lectures at a number of museums in the Peoples Reoublic of China. He returned to Shanghai, China in 1995 for a workshop, exhibit and series of lectures.
In 1989 he published, in collaboration with USC Press, a deluxe, limited edition of William Faulkner’s short story, “Spotted Horses”, with the complete text and illustrated with 34 original lithograph prints, hand-drawn and hand-printed by Mr. Saunders. This book was named “Best of Show” at the prestigious PICA awards of that same year. Shortly thereafter he designed and executed “The Aikenhead Collection”, a series of original stone lithographs and bronze sculptures celebrating harness racing in America.
More recently he has designed, printed and published, under the imprimatur of HUBRIS PRESS, a new suite of eight original etchings illustrating William Faulkner’s THE SOUND AND THE FURY. He is also the author of a number of books and articles about prints and printmakers. Included are “The Etchings of James F. Cooper”, and “Alfred Hutty and the Charleston Renaissance” of which he was the co-author.
His equestrian bronze sculpture, “Orion’s Hounds” has recently been on extended loan to the American Embassy in Ottowa, Canada, and his large painting, “The Battle of Hanging Rock has recently been purchased by the South Carolina State Museum for permanent exhibit.
He is listed in “Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in International Art and Antiques”, “The New York Art Review”, “Personalities of the South”, and “Contemporary Artists of South Carolina”. In 1993 he was named ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ of his Alma Mater, The University of Memphis: also ‘Teacher of the Year’ by the University of South Carolina Art Department. In April of 2002 he was named Printmaker Emeritus of the Southern Graphics Council, and in May of that same year the South Carolina Arts Commission awarded him the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award. In October of 2003 The SouthEastern College Art Conference presented him the SECAC Award of Exemplary Achievement.
Examples of his art work may be seen on-line at:
Russell JeffcoatThis exhibit also features the original photographic works of Russell Jeffcoat. Subject matter ranges from classical portraits that remind one of a contemporary Mona Lisa, to to luminous nudes that honor the beauty and perfection of the female form.His art is renowned, appearing on museum walls and galleries throughout the South.Jeffcoat has photographed celebrities and models, book covers, and dvd covers.His works have been featured worldwide, including Der Spiegel,Time, Glamour, and Playboy.He has been in the winner’s circle in several international exhibitions, including first place in the international Photo District News Faces competition, a winner in the International Nude in the landscape Exhibition in Carmel, California, and was in the winner’s circle in The Photographic Nude International ,in Astoria, Oregon. His work will be featured in the upcoming Spring issue of Blur magazine,which highlights some of the finest contemporary black and white art photography.The richness of his work reflects his expert use of vintage cameras and film, an art form lost to many today. Each work shows his painstaking attention to detail.Representatives of the Royal Photographic Society of London, Fratelli Alinari of Florence, Italy and the Stockholm City Museum write that Jeffcoat is “among the finest photographers in the world”. (2015)
Examples of his art work may be seen on-line at:
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