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Return of the Wanderer by Boyd Saunders

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Please join us for the Opening Reception Thursday August 27th from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm

with a gallery talk by Boyd Saunders at 6:00pm


The University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design’s McMaster Gallery presents Return of the Wanderer, a solo exhibition by Boyd Saunders. The exhibition includes interdisciplinary works that evoke the spirit of a wanderer returning home from a long journey. The work re-examines what was once familiar through a new perspective informed by experience. This exhibition includes lithography, painting, etching, sculpture, and drawings developed by Saunders over the last 30 years. The exhibition will be on view August 27th through October 9th, 2015. The McMaster Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday August 27th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and a gallery talk with Boyd Saunders at 6:00pm.

Boyd Saunders is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, printmaker and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of South Carolina. He received his B.S. Degree from the University of Memphis, M.F.A. degree from the University of Mississippi, and has additional studies at the University of Alabama and the Bottega d’ Arte Grafica in Florence, Itlay.

His original prints and paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is the author of a number of books and articles about prints and printmakers. In 1965 he joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina with a mandate to establish and develop a printmaking program. He retired from full-time teaching in 2001, but still presents occasional lectures, seminars, and workshops. Saunders continues to produce interdisciplinary works and maintains a regular exhibition schedule.

McMaster Gallery is located in the University of South Carolina's School of Visual Art and Design at 1615 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29208 with accessible street parking on Pickens, Senate, and Henderson.  The Gallery is free and open to the public and the hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Weekends and all University holidays).

Facebook event page: Return of the Wanderer


For more information contact: Shannon Rae Lindsey, Gallery Director email: phone (803) 777-5752


Image above: Southern Serves the South by Boyd Saunders