A few weeks shy of her 89th birthday, Columbia abstract painting Laura Spong will present new work at her solo exhibition at if ART Gallery. The exhibition will run February 6 – 28, 2015. The artist’s reception is Friday, February 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
Spong (b. 1926) in 2012 was included in Abstract Art in South Carolina 1949 – 2012 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. In the past few years, she has had solo exhibitions at the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art and Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga., and a two-person exhibition with Carl Blair at the Florence (S.C.) Museum of Art. Since her 80th-birthday exhibition in 2006, the Columbia artist’s career has taken off with multiple solo exhibitions throughout the state, brisk sales, and the acquisition of her work by the South Carolina State Art Collection, the South Carolina State Museum and the Greenville County Museum of Art.