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Landing Contemporary Art
“Better Together”
19 August 2021 - 31 January 2022
Opening Reception August 19 from 5:30pm - 8pm
Serendipity Labs, 75 Port City Landing Suite 110 & 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464


Landing Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition "Better Together" (August 19, 2021 - January 31, 2022), featuring the work of abstract painters Joan Aglaia and Shana Grugan. The show pairs two artists who have never met, but whose abstract works naturally converse through light, pattern, color, and form.

After the collective challenges we faced in the past year, the show’s central message of coming together to create a better, brighter future is simple, yet nonetheless needed. While these artists work in different mediums and have varied inspirations, by putting them into close proximity, a dialogue ensues that furthers the experience of the viewer. As the show is taking place at Mount Pleasant’s newest co-working space, Serendipity Labs, the sense of community and the importance of shared exchanges and ideas are furthered.

“Aglaia’s works are fluid and introspective while Grugan’s are rooted in more structural organic forms. However, the works from these artists have a similar color palette and rhythmic use of form that makes the conversation between them particularly compelling,” says Landing Contemporary Art Founder Kristie Landing. “Together, the art in this show offers a unique view of what abstraction can be and how the experience of art can be heightened through curation. “Better Together” is, in a sense, a reminder of the powerful connective properties of art.”

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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