An Exhibition of Clay Sculptures
Sandra Carr
Rita Ruth Cockrell
Richard Lund
September 16-21, 2010
80808 Gallery
808 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201-3104
Opening Reception
Friday Sept. 17, 2010
5-9 pm
Meet the Artists

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The Carolinas have a long history and tradition of artistS who work with clay.
This exhibition Clay Works 2010 features three contemporary artistS who
live and work in South Carolina:
Sandra Carr
Rita Ruth Cockrell
Richard Lund.

Each of the artist use clay as a sculpting medium. Rather than make functional pieces, they use clay as a medium for personal expression.

Each has a distinctive style. They create sculptures with conceptual meaning, taking the viewer past the decorative to a more emotional experience.

Artist Statements:

Sandra Carr
Clay represents healing for me as an artist. It has been forgiving, stable and has the capacity to
change when altered by outside influences. All characteristics I admire and strive for. Sculpting
figurative pieces allows me to tell a story in my work or communicate a feeling. It speaks for me
when I choose not to.

Rita Ruth Cockrell
Born and raised in South Carolina, I love this place, every road side weed, every red clay road,
leopard clay bank, shadow of white sand. After traumatic event with myself, my mother and authorities,
I began working in any medium that came my way, always going toward the inside to go outside.
Believing that if I can be good enough, some aspect of truth or beauty would help me understand that
even if I can’t get there, the glimmering of the source comforts me.

Richard Lund
I moved to Columbia South Carolina two and a half years ago. Shortly after I arrived
I joined the City of Columbia Arts Center studio which began my working with clay.
I have been an artist many years creating paintings, photographs and sculptures but clay
was a new exciting medium for me. Sculpting in clay offers me a seductive tactile
experience that other mediums can not give. As I mold, move and pinch the clay with
my hands it allows me to easily release my ever changing imagination and ideas
realizing them in three dimensions.

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