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"Untitled (Crown Molding)," oil on canvas, 2010, by Karen Ann Myers

"Posing Beauty," an exhibition by artist Karen Ann Myers, will be on display through Oct. 22 at South Carolina State University's FAB Gallery.

"Posing Beauty" is an exhibit of large-scale oil paintings exploring the experiences of women in a media-saturated world. Lush colors and textures surround figures ripped from contemporary culture and personal experience.

Myers said she was "inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media, and exploring how this world affects my central female figures."

"By highlighting the dualities of confident but confused women and flat but somewhat three-dimensional compositions, I strive to present a personal yet universal depiction of the world of women," she said.

Myers is an artist, educator and curator. She currently serves as executive director of the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston. For more information, visit karenannmyers.com.

FAB Gallery is in the university's Visual and Performing Arts Center in Room 106. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 803-536-8918, e-mail jarendt@scsu.edu or visit scsufabgallery.blogspot.com.

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