Furman University Associate Professor of Art Michael Brodeur opens the university’s 2019-2020 exhibitions with a show of paintings and other works through Thursday, Sept. 26, in Thompson Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A reception with the artist is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. Brodeur’s show, “The Veneer of the Familiar,” as well as the reception, are free and open to the public.
“The Veneer of the Familiar” is a two-part exhibition at two sites – Furman’s Thompson Gallery and Lipscomb Gallery at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. The exhibition marks Brodeur’s last year of teaching at Furman and the 20th anniversary of the Governor’s School, where Brodeur founded the Visual Arts Department and served as first chair. The exhibition is an overview of 50 years of artistic endeavor. Thompson Gallery holds “Development,” works from Brodeur’s undergraduate years through 2003. The paintings and drawings comprise a variety of media and show Brodeur’s evolution as an artist. Many of the works come from Brodeur’s personal holdings and have never before been exhibited.