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August 2008 by Gene Speer

Gene Speer Opening Reception

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Speer was influenced by teachers who valued conceptual and abstract expression, formalism, and minimalism. Artists who use color as a major component of form—including Hans Hoffmann, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, and Richard Diebenkorn—continue to influence his work today.

Light and Ceramics

Phillip Mullen

Mullen is known for large acrylic paintings, some as wide as fifteen feet. His 1983 8.5-by-12-foot painting Women in the Country (Series 2, No. 5) is part of the James C. Moore, Jr., Collection of the Work of Philip Mullen, which includes most of the 161 Mullen works owned by the University of South Carolina. Since 1990, twenty of his paintings have been on permanent display at the Koger Center in Columbia, SC.

Majure Abounding Joy

Conversations in Color

On Friday, November 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., Rob Shaw Framing and Gallery will host an opening-night reception for Conversations in Color, a month-long show featuring paintings by artists Sonja Diimmler and Anna Majure. The gallery is at 324 State Street in West Columbia. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work, which will be available in the gallery for viewing and for sale throughout November.An award-winning artist, Diimmler is known for her dramatic use of color in contemporary South Carolina landscapes, for bold abstracts, and for dog portraits. In 2021, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport featured her colorful lake and Lowcountry landscapes. Rob Shaw Gallery showcased her work in a 2021 solo show, and the Anderson Fine Art Gallery in St. Simons Island selected her abstracts for a juried holiday show in 2022.Born and raised in Columbia, Majure grew up in a family of creative people. After graduating from Newberry College, Majure channeled her creativity into her interior design, decorating, and fine art business, Majure Décor. She believes art is a powerful tool for transforming ordinary spaces into harmonious displays of both comfort and inspiration. Her bright canvas paintings are regularly featured in local businesses such as Good for The Sole and the Ivy House.Rob Shaw Framing and Gallery is a full-service frame shop and fine art gallery. Since opening his gallery in April of 2019, Shaw has showcased the work of many South Carolina artists. For the remainder of 2023, the gallery will host First Friday at Rob Shaw Gallery receptions every month.