Patrick Parise presents ABSTRACTIONS

(Above: Under Water by Patrick Parise. Click on image to enlarge.)

ABSTRACTIONS, the fourth annual spring show of new works by artist Patrick Parise. The exhibit will open with a reception on March 19th and continue through March 30th, 2010, with an encore reception on Saturday, March 27th.


Friday, March 19th from 5:00 – 10:00 PM
ENCORE RECEPTION: Saturday, March 27th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM
Artist’s Hours: Weekdays: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Saturdays: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM; Sundays: 1:00PM – 5:00 PM
and by appointment.

(Above: Riptide by Patrick Parise. Click on image to enlarge.)

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952, Parise has lived in Columbia, South Carolina for over 30 years. Parise’s formal training began at Bethany College, a school of fine arts in Salina, Kansas, where he studied painting under Raymond Kaymeyer, and later at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he became interested in printmaking under the tutelage of the art department’s distinguished professor, Boyd Saunders. After finishing his studio art courses at the university, rather than pursuing graduate studies, Parise purchased a Charles Brandt press and opened his own studio where he makes original prints, paints, creates sculptures, and designs custom floors, in wood or stone.

(Above: Moving Through by Patrick Parise. Click on image to enlarge.)

Parise’s work includes the traditional landscape, as well as dramatic abstract images. Abstractions is a collection of vibrant acrylic paintings on masonite panels, culled from over 150 drawings created over the last three years. It is a stunning exhibition of color, and the viewer’s eye is drawn in by the movement of line and shape within each piece. Challenging himself to produce work that appeals to his own desire to stir the imagination, and also to create a different visual impact for each viewer, Parise moves from real to surreal, soft to bold, pensive to fanciful.

The hours for Gallery 80808 are 10am to 7pm, M-F. The artist will be at the Gallery from 4-7pm weekdays, 1-7pm on Sat., and 1-5pm on Sun, or by appointment.

For more information about the show and the work contact the gallery at 803-256-6134 or contact the artist at 803-790-2136 (studio) or 803-348-7086 (cell), or through his website at

(Above: Crossroads by Patrick Parise. Click on image to enlarge.)

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