New Works by Patrick Parise, April 3 – 15, 2008

(Above: Sentinel. Click on image to enlarge.)

Thursday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 15, 2008

(Above: Daybreak. Click on image to enlarge.)

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Artist’s Hours: Weekdays 4 pm – 7 pm; Saturdays 1 pm – 7 pm; Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm (and by appointment)

Artist’s Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3rd, 5 – 10 pm
Encore Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 6 – 10 pm

Location: Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-252-6134

(Above: Last Light. Click on image to enlarge.)

Please also visit the gallery’s website:

(Above: Party Time. Click on image to enlarge.)

Parise will be showing his new paintings on wood panels and canvas, as well as etchings and mono-prints. The exhibition includes an array of stunningly colorful landscapes and abstracts.

(Above: Giant. Click on image to enlarge.)

Patrick Parise is a regionally and nationally recognized artist described by some as a modern day Michelangelo because of the quality of his work and the many formats he has mastered. Parise paints, etches, sculpts, and designs custom wood and stone floors, and he is known for the variety of mediums used. “When it comes to being creative, there really are no rules or limits,” says Parise, “and I like being able to work in many different mediums.”

Parise’s numerous accomplishments include his selection by the South Carolina State Development Board to provide 150 etchings depicting South Carolina scenes for gifts to foreign dignitaries. He created seventy-one etchings for a twenty-five-room guesthouse at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina. The South Carolina Joint Legislative Committee on Cultural Affairs selected Parise’s work to be awarded to fourteen South Carolina businesses recognized for their contributions to and support of the arts in South Carolina. His participation in the “Palmetto Tree Project” with the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties brought the second-highest purchase price at auction. He has also designed and created twenty-two, 7’ high mahogany and brass candleholders for Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, as well as custom inlaid floors with exotic woods and stone. Patrick has been an instructor and panelist for the University of South Carolina, Columbia College, and Rose Hill Estate, Aiken, SC.

Parise’s art has received acclaim on the local, regional, and national levels as well as abroad, and his works are included in museum, corporate and private collections.

(Above: Yellow Dawn. Click on image to enlarge.)

For an appointment or more information about the show and the work contact the artist at 803-790-2136 (Studio) 803-348-7086 (Cell) or visit his website at

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