“Thermal Response,” a new solo exhibition by Spartanburg-based painter Jane Allen Nodine, will open in the galleries at Ellis Hall on the Spartanburg Methodist College campus on January 25, 2016, and run through February 29, 2016. An opening reception will be held in the galleries at Ellis Hall on January 25 from 6:00 to 8 p.m. and will feature a talk by Nodine at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Thermal Response features a series of paintings created by Nodine using the encaustic method: an ancient Greek technique of applying melted beeswax and resin in layers to give a richness and depth to her abstract subject matter.
Inspired by the natural world and the oxidations and discolorations that form as organic and metallic materials age and break down, Nodine applies found and created elements to panels between layers of wax. In the process, some become obscured in a hazy film while others become more evident and appear to float or come forward in the luminous properties of the material, attracting the viewer in for closer observation.
Nodine is professor of art, assistant chair of Fine arts and Communication Studies and University Gallery director at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Before joining the university, she owned and operated Jane Nodine Hardwear, a full-service jewelry design and manufacturing company.
Nodine has worked in a variety of media throughout her career and exhibits widely in the U.S. and Europe. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and her work is included in several U.S. and international collections, including the Medical University of South Carolina, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Stadtsparkasse Bank in Germany and the South Carolina State Art Collection.
Nodine’s career spans several decades, and in 1999 she was selected by the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission as one of the One Hundred Most Significant Artists in South Carolina during the 20th century.