02 Apr Museum Exhibition – MAKING WAVES A Drew Brophy Retrospective June 23 through September 16 2018
We are very happy to announce that the Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. is curating a Drew Brophy Retrospective Exhibition the summer of 2018.
Many of Drew’s collectors are graciously loaning their Brophy paintings for the exhibition, and for that, we are very grateful.
MAKING WAVES – A Drew Brophy Retrospective
Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – June 23rd through September 16 2018.
This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Drew Brophy, considered to be one of the most prolific surf inspired artists in history. Brophy began his art career in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The exhibition presents an opportunity to study the artist’s development over three decades, beginning with his early illustration works as a teenager, to his surfboard painting explosion in the 1990’s, and onto his illustrated career designing everything under the sun in action sports. There will also be an introduction into the current fine art paintings inspired by Drew’s love for nature and physics.
The exhibition includes over fifty original art pieces and will occupy Myrtle Beach Art Museum’s entire first floor gallery space, totaling approximately 1,700 square feet.
Brophy’s retrospective includes paintings, drawings, sketches and surfboards. Included in the exhibition are the artist’s most iconic paintings—among them Pure Joy (2001), Sunrise (2006), and celebrated surfboard triptychs from the 1990’s. Also exhibited will be Brophy’s art on skateboards, wakeboards and apparel, and the accompanying paintings that were used to design them.
Brophy’s career as an illustrator and painter comes full circle in this upcoming exhibition, as he is bringing his art that he created around the world, back home again.
Brophy’s unique style of artwork has inspired thousands of artists to take up painting, using his favorite mediums and emulating his distinct painting style. (Some of the pieces on exhibit are available and can be acquired here.)
Drew Brophy and his wife Maria will be available at the exhibition for the first two weeks, leading several scheduled, guided tours.
Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Myrtle Beach
3100 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577 843-238-2510
Opening Date: June 23, 2018
Closing Date: September 16, 2018
Opening Day Celebration: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23, 2018. Celebration will include live music, a hands-on-community mural painting project and surf-inspired workshops. All events are FREE for the public (except the workshop which is $50/person).
LIVE EVENTS WITH DREW AND MARIA BROPHY:
OPENING DAY: Sat. June 23 11-3
Exhibit Tour: Fri. June 29 2 p.m.
Exhibit Tour: Sat. June 30 10:30 a.m.
LIVE POSCA Workshop: Sat. June 30 1-4 p.m. $50/person
LIVE POSCA Workshop: Sun. July 1 1-4 p.m. $50/person
Exhibit Tour: Tues. July 3 2 p.m.
Exhibit Tour: Thurs. July 5 2 p.m.
**NOTE: To attend Posca Painting Workshop: Call the museum to register at 843-238-2510.