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Paintings by Furman alum on display in Thompson Gallery

“Survival Hut” by Dan Perkins ’10

Last updated September 24, 2015

By Tina Underwood

"Window Watcher" by Dan Perkins '10

“Window Watcher” by Dan Perkins ’10

Paintings by 2010 Furman alumnus Dan Perkins will be on display Oct. 5-26 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception with the artist is slated for Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building.

In a statement, Perkins says, “These paintings loosely describe the remnants or keepsakes of a previous tenant or traveler. The paintings tell fragments of journeys or stories without total resolve, leaving the viewer to construct their own understanding of the world alluded to and represented in the paintings. In this way, the paintings collectively become a representation of various possibilities, a circuitous route of exploration, at once offering and subverting the process of making meaning—hopefully providing humorous diversions along the way.”

Perkins lives in Baltimore, Md. and maintains a studio at School 33 Art Center.

A Hamiltonian Fellow, Perkins has shown his work extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and has participated in the GlogauAIR Open Studios, Glogau Artist in Residence Program in Berlin, Germany, among other residencies.

As a teaching artist, Perkins has taught at numerous arts centers and has served as adjunct professor at American University, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College. Since 2013, he has taught for the Drawing Salon Program at the National Gallery of Art.

Perkins holds an M.F.A. from American University.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, (864) 294-2074.


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