Posts Tagged ‘Charleston’

Return to the Sea: An interview with Motoi Yamamoto

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Despite our best efforts, memories eventually fade away. For centuries, people have created memorials sites, and used objects and images to honor and preserve the remembrance of those that have passed. These sites are often designed to document existence, while inevitably underscoring absence. For over a decade now, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto has been engaging with his memories through the physical act of creation. Building[.....]

Building Up Layers: An interview with Leslie Wayne

Leslie Wayne wants viewers to feel the Earth’s compression and sense the subduction of geologic forces in her dimensional oil paintings. She layers vibrant and dissonant colors built through the structural qualities of paint. When the top layer is dry, she cuts, flips and sculpts the material to evoke the power of the natural world. A collection of the last five years of her work[.....]

Colin Quashie: Service

Colin Quashie’s recently completed mural, entitled Service, focuses on the intricacy of interactions between art and politics in a complex, expressive artwork commissioned by the University of North Carolina’s School of Government. Noted as a controversial artist, Quashie, based in Charleston, South Carolina, undertook the completion of this project sustained by the patronage of the Local Government Federal Credit Union. The painting commemorates the contributions[.....]

Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo

Call and Response: Africa to America / The Art of Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo recently opened at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition brings together the work of two American artists intrigued by the formation of cultural identity and individual experience within a society. Drawing inspiration from the rich ceremonial traditions and elaborate guises of African nations, Nick[.....]

Jonathan Torgovnik and Heather McClintock

The College of Charleston‘s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents a photographic exhibition that pairs Jonathan Torgovnik‘s Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape and Heather McClintock‘s The Innocents:  Casualties of the Civil War in Northern Uganda.  Torgovnik and McClintock’s respective photographic series address specific African humanitarian crises through capturing a selection of survivors in photographic portrait. Jonathan Torgovnik’s series Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born[.....]

Best of 2009

Best of 2009 Dalek (aka James Marshall): Broken, Beaten and Buried Originally published on January 26, 2009 Earlier this year DailyServing.com partnered with Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC to produce a new site-specific installation by the artist Dalek. Over a two week period a group of 12 artists, under the direction of Dalek, created the entire exhibition which called for every square inch[.....]

Aldwyth: Work v. / Work n.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (HICA) in Charleston, South Carolina has a long history of celebrating works by artists who exist on the fringe of the mainstream contemporary art world. For the inaugural exhibition of their new gallery space, Director and Senior Curator Mark Sloan is presenting a collection of collage and assemblage works, titled work v. / work n., from a rather unknown[.....]