Artist’s Guild of Spartanburg

A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg, a community art project by HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Ambrin Ling and Marisa Adesman, features paintings based on stories and pictures of home shared by those in the Spartanburg area.  This work treats painting as a social process.  Each 8 by 10 inch wooden panel becomes a site of interaction, as a member of the Spartanburg community describes their experiences of home and the artist then creatively reinterprets these stories in new color and form.

“Home” in the context of this exhibition means not only our convention understandings of residential spaces or domestic values.  Here, “home” is how an individual’s memories and daily experiences impart personal significance on places, belongings, beliefs, and friends and family. Thus, A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg looks at the relationship between how a person feels at home and the broader, communal narratives of belonging and identity within a county or town.

The opening reception for this show will be on July 18th during artwalk.  Ambrin Ling will discuss the process and outcomes of this project and answer questions from the audience.  HUB-BUB invites you to come and share in the experiences of home as felt by your neighbors and your visiting artists.