Monday, March 13 – Friday March 17
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Artist Talk and Reception 6 p.m., Wednesday March 15
Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall
Driving Directions: 323 Fernow St, Clemson, SC
Combative Disposition provides an outlook into the world of comics, animation, and other forms of graphic storytelling. The exhibition highlights the cyclical journey of such works from conception to creation to consumption. Willie Coleman III work draws from the spirit of action-adventure stories, specifically shōnen battle manga. At the same time, it reflects the journey of the artist himself and comments on the ever going debate between “high art” and “low art”.
This solo exhibit is under the direction of the Department of Art’s drawing faculty, Kathleen Thum.
Art and adventure have always been a part of Willie Coleman III’s life. Coleman was born and primarily raised in Cleveland Ohio, but has lived in South Carolina for the last eleven years. There he attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he reignited his love of graphic storytelling. He now seeks to tell stories of exciting adventures through his art in the fields of comics and animation. Coleman is currently pursuing a BFA degree at Clemson University with a focus in drawing.