Some Abstraction Required
Some Abstraction Required
April 5th - June 12th, 2016

Some Abstraction Required is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine contemporary artists. Viewers are challenged to consider science and mathematics in conjunction with the visual arts. This exhibition displays a variety of mixed media techniques, including painting, collage, altered books, epoxy clay, and site-specific installation. Some of the themes addressed by the objects include the duality of chance and precision, mathematical systems and patterns, and altering the viewer’s perception of space.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Lilly and Michael Kohler and Carolina Alliance Bank.

opening reception april 21 ∙ 5-8pm

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at or by phone at (864) 582-7616 ext. 254.


Orr Ambrose

Timmy Graham

Michael Marks II

Allan Rosenbaum

Mark Rumsey

Jonpaul Smith

Andi Steele

Margi Weir

Jonathan Whitfill 

featured class

Drawing for Teens (ages 13-17)
Kara Bender, Instructor
Thursday; 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
June 15th - July 27th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $110; non-members $120 - 6 weeks

about us

SAM is funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.



Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 582-7616

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Sundays 1-5pm