The Limestone University Art Gallery has announced its first exhibition of fall semester, titled “Dancing Ledge.”
The exhibit is comprised of one large scale abstract multimedia sculpture and a series of dimensional collages. It opened on August 5 and will run through October 5. There will be a reception and artist talk on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m., in the Hines & Riggins Center lobby.
The artwork comes from a father-daughter duo of Shaun and Lucy Cassidy, who took inspiration from the famous David Smith work titled “Hudson River Landscape.” Instead of the Hudson River, however, they used over 20 years of trips to the English coast, particularly one location called Dancing Ledge, as an influence for this work.
The collaborative team of Shaun and Lucy Cassidy has been working together for just under a year. They have worked on several multi-part sculptures including a 30-foot-long piece completed for Artfields 2023.
Shaun Cassidy studied sculpture at Norwich School of Art in the United Kingdom, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. He worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in London before earning a Master of Visual Arts at the University of Alberta, Canada. His sculpture has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and he has been awarded residencies at over 10 venues including The McDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Bemis Center, McColl Center for Visual Arts, and Sculpture Space. His work has been reviewed and featured in “Art in America,” “The Wall Street Journal,” and “The New York Times.” Cassidy is a Professor of Fine Art at Winthrop University.
A native of Rock Hill, Lucy Cassidy is a student at Maryland Institute College of Art studying painting and ceramics. She has received numerous scholarships and awards for her work and has been selected for 10 group exhibitions. Her early experiences traveling affect her artwork now as it reflects time and memory.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Gallery Director Emily Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org.