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Composition and Decomposition 

When: May 22-Sept. 25 2010
Phone: (843) 727-3500

The Art Institute of Charleston exhibits the paintings of Tate Nation, 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival poster artist, along with photography by Sandy Logan, 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Concert Series poster artist.

Vivid. Colorful. Festive The words used to describe Tate Nation's work sums up his appeal as a Piccolo Spoleto poster artist. The images he paints feel vibrant and appropriately festive enough to illustrate a 17-day festival that aims to be accessible and affordable enough for everyone to get involved in the arts.

Composition and decomposition
At the Art Institute, Nation's paintings will be paired with the photography of Sandy Logan, whose work was chosen for the Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Series poster. The textured canvases by Nation should play well with the architectural photos of Logan.

Two-time poster artist
This isn't the first time Nation was awarded the Piccolo Spoleto poster. Nation's work was featured in 2000, and in between he's been commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service, Coca-Cola, Delta, and Canon USA, among other clients. He also donated a good chunk of time to his daughter's school, painting a huge map on one of the walls of Buist Academy in downtown Charleston. He'll be hosting the opening reception at the Art Institute on Sat. May 22, from 6-8 p.m.

— Stephanie Barna

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