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Dorothy Netherland

April 15, 2024 - May 26, 2024


Open Studio Hours: 

Monday-Saturday 1-3pm

Dorothy Netherland is an artist based in North Charleston, SC. She was born in 1962, and is originally from Alexandria, VA. She received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston in 2000. Her work has been exhibited in museum shows, several universities, art galleries and art centers in the Southeast, as well as in NH and Germany. 
She has participated in two Contemporary Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival exhibitions, and her work was twice chosen for inclusion the South Carolina Biennial at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, and Show and Tell Art & Design in Charleston. 


Artist Statement:

My art practice is rooted in the exploration and extension of my materials. In my work, I merge collage, screenprint, paint, ink, glass, and mylar, as well as other materials. What started as painting on glass has gradually expanded to include making large mixed-media works and installation.
The content of my work has shifted over time, but at its core it has always been an expression of my efforts to understand the nature of what we think of as “true” or “real”.
From initially being expressed by ideas around memory, to shifting more to exploring identity formation and our response to constant content, I am obsessed with the commingling of the real and the fake, the innate and the constructed.
The recent addition of creating hand-made wallpapers and installations has pushed the work forward and opened up more possibilities.