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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Steven Chapp, Clemson University Art Department MFA Alum, in Paper Products Exhibit at if ART Gallery

Steven Chapp, The Debate, reduction linoleum relief print, 11.75" x 8"
"The history of the crow in other cultures depicts them at times as the trickster and other times as a positive character. The crows play a simple role in my imagery. My crows are observers and the sentinels of the events that concern me in this world. The crow is an extension of myself in my art." Steven Chapp

Easley, SC, resident Steven Chapp is a native of Kansas City, MO. For three decades, he has been a steady presence on the South Carolina art scene, especially in the Upstate. Best known as a expert printmaker, Chapp has shown in galleries, art centers and museums throughout the region, including the Greenville County (SC) Museum of Art, the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Spartanburg (SC) Art Museum and the Pickens County (SC) Museum of Art and History. He worked on two projects with artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, in Kansas City in 1978 and Key Biscayne, Fla., in 1983. In 2011 and 2014, Chapp organizedShifting Plates I and II, traveling exhibitions of works by South Carolina printmakers. Chapp is the owner of Black Dog Press and Studio and retired teacher for the Greenville County School District. He holds an MFA in printmaking and drawing from Clemson University and a BFA from Appalachian State University.

Paper Products runs from June 2-25.  An opening reception is scheduled from 6-9 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016.  if ART Gallery is located at 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, S.C. 29201. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 7 pm. Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Contact if ART Gallery at (803) 255-0068/(803) 238-2351 or

Other artists in the exhibit include:

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