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Exhibit Reception | REMNANTS
September 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The REMNANTS exhibit is one of fifteen exhibitions taking place throughout South Carolina of current and past visual artist fellowship recipients. Influenced by the radical re-shaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, Jim Arendt’s artwork investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. Arendt makes frequent use of fabric, primarily blue-denim material, to reinforce the idea of the “worn-out” laborer in his sculptural forms. REMNANTS features an entirely new body of work including ten life-size sculptures of the human form in repose. Each form is constructed from cardboard, denim and resin and is fashioned as a representation of a young generation facing the residual effects of our nation’s modern economic structures.