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SAM | Off the Wall

05.17 - 08.05.2018

Calendar: Exhibit
Categories: Visual Art

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) presents

Off the Wall


an exhibition of contemporary art that examines the work of 11 sculptors who use an "alchemy of objects" to create new physical, conceptual, and political spaces.

May 17 - August 5 2018 | Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm 

While in classical sculpture, art was made from raw materials, in the present day it is often constructed from pre-existing, reclaimed objects. Contemporary sculpture is about understanding the ways in which objects both acquire and lose meaning, and using this understanding to imbue them with new values. Off the Wall examines 11 sculptors who use this "alchemy of objects" to create new physical, conceptual, and political spaces.

For more information, contact our Associate Curator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at or call 864.582.7616 x 254.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Arkwright Foundation, Bagwell Fence, Santo Lubes, the Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, Kerin Hannah, Susu + George Dean Johnson Jr, Margaret + George Nixon, Bob's Car Wash, Wakefield Automotive Group, and Barnet Development.

opening reception 05.17.2018 | 5-8PM

artist talks @ 6:30pm 

FREE and open to the public




IMAGE: "The Overgrown Garden" by Anna Kell (2017) reclaimed furniture and mixed media


Heather Beardsley

Mike Benevenia

Jeremy Entwistle

Tracy Featherstone

Sherman Finch

Nathaniel Foley

Anna Kell

John C. Kelley

Ron Longsdorf

Janet Orselli

Lauren Peterson

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