Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery

Monday-Thursday      9:00 am – 6:45 pm

Friday                            9:00 am – 5:15 pm

Saturday                     9:00 am – 12:45 pm

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery will feature an exhibit entitled “Want/Need” by artist Colleen Critcher beginning on May 8, 2023. There will be an artist reception and exhibit opening on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit, sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library, references consumer culture, and will run through August 4, 2023.

In her artist statement Critcher says “we are confronted by the things in every form and fashion available, in person, on your phone, on paper, through the radio waves, via the influencers who teach you what you do not already possess. The things consume our everyday. We think we consume them, but aren’t they really consuming us?”

Colleen Critcher is a visual artist whose works focus on commodity culture, kitsch, and plastic things. Garden gnomes, unicorns, and dinosaurs are frequent subjects in her art. She earned her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012 and has taught art foundations courses at Coker University, Coastal Carolina University, and Francis Marion University.  Critcher was the Coordinator for FMU’s Steven F. Gately Gallery for three years. Her work has been shown at The Southern, Redux Contemporary Art Gallery, Kai Lin Art, and 701 Center for Contemporary Art.  She lives and maintains a studio in Florence, SC.

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.