The Furman University Department of Art will present an exhibition by local creative stylist Jackie Shapiro Brooker through Aug. 23 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception for Brooker is set for Monday, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.
Brooker’s exhibition, Another Roadside Altar: A Retrospective of Assemblages, is free and open to the public.
About Another Roadside Altar, Brooker says:
“These contemporary altarpieces mimic the symbolism of ancient works with recreated objects that may be both old and new. I wish to provoke personal reflection by replacing the central object of worship with signage provided by the local church authority. The signs are real images I have observed and photographed in my travels.
The found objects are designed to work as symbolic imagery comparable to the purposeful use of symbols in ancient icons. These objects are the result of a life-long need to collect, store, and display. As my collections grow through rummaging through local flea markets, estate sales, curio shops, and bestowment, I find recycling these objects works in harmony with the desire to process and move away from the past.”
Brooker is creator of Off the Grid Greenville whose mission is to connect the widely diverse people of the Upstate through a visually appealing resource. Off the Grid Greenville is a collaborative effort with local FishEye Studios photography.
For more information about Brooker’s work, visit jshapiroart.com. To learn more about Off the Grid Greenville, go to http://www.offthegridgreenville.com/. Or contact the Furman University Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.
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