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Modern and Contemporary

Permanent Exhibition

Gallery 7

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Modern and contemporary art in America encompasses a wide range of styles, subject matter, and media. As a whole, the diversity of modern and contemporary art reflects the rich and varied heritage of our nation and the lowcountry region. Works in this gallery were created over the past forty years by artists who are native to the area, who have worked here, or who have created objects that reflect the complex story of the region. The works are grouped to reflect several themes including the southern landscape, the human figure, abstraction, and the legacy of slavery in America.

<i>Landscape and Variable: Hide and Seek/Hunt and Hoard</i>, 2008; by William Dunlap (American, b. 1944); polymer paint, ink, dry pigment and gold leaf; 39 x 52 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by gifts from Mrs. Elizabeth W. Ellis, Mr. Edward Von Siebold Dingle and Mrs. Josephine Nelson, 2008.002

Landscape and Variable: Hide and Seek/Hunt and Hoard, 2008; by William Dunlap (American, b. 1944); polymer paint, ink, dry pigment and gold leaf; 39 x 52 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by gifts from Mrs. Elizabeth W. Ellis, Mr. Edward Von Siebold Dingle and Mrs. Josephine Nelson, 2008.002

<i>Designs, Wrightsville Beach</i>, 1968, by Minnie Evans (American, 1892-1987); collage with oil, crayon, and pencil on canvas; 19 x 23 1/4 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Living Artist Fund; 1979.019

Designs, Wrightsville Beach, 1968, by Minnie Evans (American, 1892-1987); collage with oil, crayon, and pencil on canvas; 19 x 23 1/4 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Living Artist Fund; 1979.019

<i>Cobra with Handle</i>, ca. 1980, by Mary Jackson (American, b. 1945); sweetgrass, bulrush, palmetto, and pine needles; 15 x 16 inches; Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. Robert Marks; 1984.026

Cobra with Handle, ca. 1980, by Mary Jackson (American, b. 1945); sweetgrass, bulrush, palmetto, and pine needles; 15 x 16 inches; Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. Robert Marks; 1984.026

<i>Corene</i>, 1995, by Jonathan Green (American, b. 1955); oil on canvas; 48 x 60 inches; Museum purchase; 1998.005

Corene, 1995, by Jonathan Green (American, b. 1955); oil on canvas; 48 x 60 inches; Museum purchase; 1998.005

<i>Tobacco Blues</i>, 2000, by Radcliffe Bailey (American, b. 1968); color aquatint etching with photogravure and chine-colle on paper; 42 x 33 inches; Museum purchase; 2001.017

Tobacco Blues, 2000, by Radcliffe Bailey (American, b. 1968); color aquatint etching with photogravure and chine-colle on paper; 42 x 33 inches; Museum purchase; 2001.017

<i>Wave Upon Wave</i>, 2014, by John Westmark (American, b. 1963); acrylic, quilting pins, and paper sewing patterns on canvas; 66 x 99 3/4 inches; Museum purchase with funds from the Bonner Fund; 20014.007

Wave Upon Wave, 2014, by John Westmark (American, b. 1963); acrylic, quilting pins, and paper sewing patterns on canvas; 66 x 99 3/4 inches; Museum purchase with funds from the Bonner Fund; 20014.007

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