Supersystems Exhibition by Art Faculty Kathleen Thum on Display in Downtown Greenville

August 14, 2017

Supersystems by Kathleen Thum
August 14 – June 4, 2018
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday

The drawings and paintings in this exhibition are a hybrid of various human physiological systems, which are depicted through abstract networks of forms, shapes, lines, marks and color. Like our internal anatomy, the structures in these works are layered, linear, flowing, clustered, open, dense and intertwined. Referencing medical illustrations, industrial systems and topographical maps, Kathleen Thum playfully creates her own imagery to portray the fascinating inter-workings of our bodies.


About the Center for Visual Arts – Greenville

The Clemson University Center for Visual Arts in Greenville reopened Oct. 2, 2015 on the fifth floor of the Greenville ONE building. The Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibit was the first exhibition in the ONE building launching the new venue for the center.

The Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibit also launched a new partnership between the Center for Visual Arts in Greenville and Clemson’s Master of Business Administration program to bring the center’s art outreach activities into the heart of downtown Greenville.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we embrace this new exhibition space in Greenville ONE and we’re grateful to the folks in the MBA program for their interests and their collaborative spirit in opening their doors to this partnership,” said Greg Shelnutt, chair of the Clemson University art department. “Having a place to grow our presence in Greenville where Clemson students interact with the arts community is a welcomed opportunity.”

The new agreement also allows the Center for Visual Arts in Greenville an opportunity to hold artist talks, workshops and receptions related to the current and future exhibits in the ONE building.

“The MBA program is very excited to partner with the Center for Visual Arts to share Clemson’s facility at Greenville ONE with a wider audience,” said Greg Pickett, senior associate dean in the College of Business and Behavioral Science. “I’m looking forward to experiencing the various exhibits and I think they are going to add a new life to our already vibrant location and provide a wonderful way for Clemson to engage with downtown Greenville.”

From Jan. 2013 to Sept 2015, the Center for Visual Arts has operated a satellite facility in Greenville in leased space in the Village of West Greenville.

“We are grateful to Richard and Gwen Heusel for leasing us space for two years in the Village of West Greenville,” said Richard Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. “It was a great experience to be part of — and contribute to — that vibrant emerging arts community. We are also extremely grateful to the Community Foundation of Greenville for the $100,000 grant that made it possible for us to consider bringing Clemson Art to Greenville.”

2015-2016, the Center for Visual Arts in Greenville administered a five-part SmART Series at five venues in the Village of West Greenville.

“The goal of the SmART Series is to celebrate art and business expertise to the community at large,” said Shelnutt. Moving the series to five different venues in the Village of West Greenville not only showcases the Village but is representative of a more nimble approach to exhibition and programming for the Center for Visual Arts.”

The CVA – Greenville falls under the main umbrella of the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University.

CVA in Greenville Location in the Greenville ONE Building


One North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601, 5th Floor


Open Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The closest parking garage to the Greenville ONE building is on Richardson Street.