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Art by Clemson professor Thum on display

"Full Flow" by Kathleen Thum. Motor oil and carbon black on laser cut paper.
“Full Flow” by Kathleen Thum. Motor oil and carbon black on laser cut paper.

Drawings and paintings by Kathleen Thum, Assistant Professor of Art at Clemson University, will be on display Nov. 10-Dec. 12 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception for the artist is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a gallery talk by Thum at 7 p.m., in the Roe Art Building.

The exhibition, Residuum, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Art.

In an artist’s statement, Thum describes her work as “a hybrid of various human physiological systems and man-made manufacturing systems.” She depicts these systems through rendering abstract networks of forms, lines, and color. Says Thum, “Like our internal anatomy, the structures in my works are layered, linear, flowing, clustered, open, dense, intertwined; interpreting gravity, fluids, gases, and pressures. The complex relationship between the man-made and the natural has become increasing influential in my artwork. The drawings evolve as I use color and layering to create new imagery based on the fascinating inter-workings of systems both functional and dysfunctional.”

For more information about Thum’s work, visit, or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.

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