Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays

Meet the Maker is a unique opportunity for Halsey Institute Members at the Postmodernist and above levels to meet an artist and learn about their creative process within the intimate setting of the galleries. These quarterly get-togethers create a casual environment in which members connect with each other and the featured artist over wine and heavy hors-d’oeuvres. The Maker is often an upcoming or past exhibiting artist at the Halsey Institute. He or she will give a presentation describing their inspiration, passions, process, and, ultimately, final result. Members are asked to bring “a bottle of wine and an open mind.”
 
All Meet the Maker events take place at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art unless otherwise noted. Join or renew at the Postmodernist membership level here to be invited to these events. 

Invitations to each Meet the Maker are sent via email. For questions or more information please contact us at halsey@cofc.edu or 843-953-5652.

 

MEET THE MAKER | KATRINA ANDRY

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Artist presentation begins at 6:00 PM. 

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call (843) 953-5652.


The work of Katrina Andry probes the power structures of race-based stereotypes. For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute in fall of 2019, Andry will explore the stereotypes that engender gentrification. Using printmaking and installation, Andry creates visceral images that beckon viewers to examine their own preconceived notions of society. As Charleston’s neighborhoods are rapidly changing in multifarious ways, this exhibition will provide a springboard for community-wide conversations on gentrification.

Andry’s work explores the negative effects of stereotypes on the lives of black people and how these stereotypes give rise to biased laws and ideologies in our society. Her large-scale prints confront the viewer with these derogatory cultural clichés. The figures in the prints represent those who are targeted by racist characterizations. However, Andry specifically uses non-minority figures in this role to illustrate the fact that stereotypes are unjustly perpetuated. Stereotypes are neither based in truth nor innate characteristics of a specific person, instead they are ideas forced onto a group of people as a whole. Portraying entire populations in a negative light, stereotypes confer on the perpetrator an impression of superiority and a greater sense of normalcy.

Andry’s more recent work expresses the collective experiences of black people in our society, such as problems of gentrification, unequal education, unequal pay, and gender politics through the lens of stereotyping an entire group of people.

For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Andry will create a new body of prints, as well as a new wallpaper installation.

About Katrina Andry

A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an M.F.A in printmaking in 2010. She currently lives and works in New Orleans where she maintains a studio.

Andry was listed in the September, 2012 Art in Print magazine as one of the top 50 printmakers. She has recently shown at the Hammonds House Museum (solo), the Pensacola Museum of Art (solo), the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA (solo), and the New Orleans Museum of Art. She has also been an artist-in-residence at Anchor Graphics in Chicago, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.

Learn more about Katrina Andry here: https://www.katrina-andry.com/

MEET THE MAKER | KATRINA ANDRY

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

MEET THE MAKER | BUTCH ANTHONY

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Artist presentation begins at 6:00 PM. 

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call (843) 953-5652.


Butch Anthony is a multi-faceted self-taught artist from Alabama. At fourteen he was building birdhouses and stuffing his own taxidermy. His first building, a little log cabin on his grandfather’s farm, would eventually become his shop. He has spent decades building the Museum of Wonder, a walk-through cabinet of curiosities. Started in the 1970s as Butch’s taxidermy shop and artifact room, the Museum of Wonder is now filled with art, artifacts, and antiques including the world’s largest gallstone. Butch also hosts the Possum Trot Auction, a weekly junk and art auction on his 80-acre parcel of land in Seale, Alabama. He has also built the Museum of Mystery, the first drive-through art and antiques gallery (pictured right). In addition to making and selling art, building bizarre roadside attractions, and collecting found objects to incorporate into his own artwork, Butch contributes to Auburn University’s Rural Studio design + build program. 

Butch Anthony’s hand-built home has been featured in the New York TimesHave a peek inside here.

Here are a few articles if you’d like to learn more:

Art Shapes a Rural Alabama Compound

Butch Anthony’s Alabama Folk Art Compound

 

MEET THE MAKER | BUTCH ANTHONY

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
843.953.4422


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