Photograph (right) by Eliot Dudik: "betty, oregon road" from his series "ROAD ENDS IN WATER"
Eliot Dudik will be having an opening reception for an exhibition of photographs from his series ROAD ENDS IN WATER at ART+CAYCE in Cayce, South Carolina, on Friday, September 9th, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Here’s more information about ROAD ENDS IN WATER from Dudik’s project statement: "The main highway, U.S Route 17, that bisects South Carolina’s 'low country,' north to south, is being widened to accommodate commerce, tourists, and urban refugees. Not only are many homes, some historic, disappearing before the tracked blades of expansion, but also the new, faster thoroughfare encourages greater disregard and obliviousness to the charm and culture of the basin harbors. This collection of images and thoughts is a tribute to, and an acknowledgment of, the respect that the modest souls of this region, obscure from the mainstream, deserve for their tenacity, good humor, social commitment, and acceptance of the ebb and flow of the often incomprehensible vagaries of existence."
ART+CAYCE is located at 1329 State St, Cayce, SC, 29033. The ART+CAYCE gallery initiative started in 2009 by Architect Maryellyn Cannizzaro with the help of USC Art Professor Virginia Scotchie is located in the storefront studio offices of Compass 5 Partners Architects. Dedicated to exhibiting art that often eludes a formal venue, ART + CAYCE celebrates new and established artists whose work connects to the Midlands. Here’s a link to Google Maps for directions.
In other good news, Eliot Dudik has also recently won the Member Award in the Society for Photographic Education: Southeast Region’s (SPESE) first grant competition. The competition was judged by Fraction Magazine’s editor, David Bram, and other award recipients include Gloria Fite, Christina Poindexter, and Lizzie Cuthberson.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, â€” all in one." â€” John Ruskin