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

FAMILY DAY! for Southbound

Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Halsey Institute galleries

All members are invited to join the Halsey Institute staff and tour guides for a fun-filled family-friendly celebration of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. Enjoy guided tours, art activities, and refreshments. This event is open to all levels of Halsey membership.

 

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/ or call (843) 953-5652.

FAMILY DAY! for Southbound

Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Halsey Institute galleries

THE INDEX OF SOUTHERNESS: A lecture on the Southbound GIS mapping project by Dr. Rick Bunch

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6:00 PM
Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

The Halsey Institute commissioned Dr. Rick Bunch, a geographic information science (GIS) and spatial cognition specialist, to design an interactive map of the South, representing everything from street name maps to data collected on prison populations and churchgoers, among other topics. Available on interactive technology inside the exhibition space and on the project website (southboundproject.org), this Index of Southerness allows viewers to switch on- and-off indicators and arrive at their own maps of the South.

Rick Bunch is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, & Sustainability at UNC Greensboro. He has more than twenty years of experience in GIS and the conceptualization, modeling, and analysis of geographically referenced data. Bunch has conducted research that examines patterns in human behavior through cognitive maps, geographic space, and the processes associated with how people learn and synthesize geographic information. He has been the project leader on more than fifty projects over the past decade, and has published twenty-five academic articles, reports, and manuals. He currently serves on the editorial board for the journals Cartography and Geographic Information Science and the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.

THE INDEX OF SOUTHERNESS: A lecture on the Southbound GIS mapping project by Dr. Rick Bunch

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6:00 PM
Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

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

SIT A SPELL | Southbound Conversation Series

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Sit a Spell Conversation Series aims to encourage thoughtful conversation on a variety of topics and issues faced by today’s New South. 

In a series of four installments, participants who represent the diverse facets of the Lowcountry community will be present in the Southbound exhibition space and available for free-form conversation during lunch hour, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. 

 

Wednesday, November 14 at the Halsey Institute – Drs. Dale and Ted Rosengarten

Wednesday, December 5 at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street – Dr. Rénard Harris

Wednesday, January 16 at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street – Chase Glenn and DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren

Wednesday, February 6 at the Halsey Institute – Ruth Rambo

SIT A SPELL | Southbound Conversation Series

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

AN EVENING WITH NIKKY FINNEY

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 PM
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street

Nikky Finney, Professor of Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina and 2011 winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, was commissioned to create new work in response to photographs from the Southbound project. Finney wrote four new poems that she will read, along with readings of other work.

Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff’s Amistad murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011), The World Is Round (2003), Rice (1995), and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. 

AN EVENING WITH NIKKY FINNEY

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 PM
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street

HALSEY TALKS | Portraiture

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

What is a portrait? Are they physical representations of the people they depict? Or do they convey something more, whether it’s an emotional or psychological quality? How does the medium of photography help shape portraits? And with the early forms of photography, where a subject had to sit for a length of time, what did it mean to have a portrait made of oneself?

This Halsey Talks discussion will probe these questions and more. Using specific images in Southbound and other notable works from art history, we will discuss what it means to create a portrait using photography.

Image caption: Titus Brooks Heagins, Bubbles, 2016. Durham, North Carolina. From the series The Inkwell.


Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

HALSEY TALKS | Portraiture

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

CURATOR-LED TOUR | Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 PM
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street

Join the Halsey Institute staff for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00 PM, curators Mark Sloan and Mark Long will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South at City Gallery at Waterfront Park. The City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau Street.

Explore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/ or call (843) 953-5652.

CURATOR-LED TOUR | Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 PM
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street

PANEL | The Photographer and Uncommon Access

Saturday, February 23, 2019
2:00 PM
Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

This dynamic panel exploring photographers’ privileged access to communities that we might otherwise never have the chance to see. Featuring Southbound artists Deborah Luster, who photographs prisoners in Louisiana’s Angola Prison; Susana Raab, who photographs migrant workers in Florida; Sofia Valiente, who documents a transitional community of registered sex offenders, and Rob Amberg, who photographs intentional communities and those who live off the land in rural North Carolina.

PANEL | The Photographer and Uncommon Access

Saturday, February 23, 2019
2:00 PM
Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

CURATOR-LED TOUR | Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Halsey Institute

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00 PM, curators Mark Sloan and Mark Long will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South in the Halsey Institute galleries.

Explore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/ or call (843) 953-5652.

CURATOR-LED TOUR | Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Halsey Institute

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

FILM SCREENING | Two films by director Olympia Stone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:00 PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King

The Original Richard McMahan 

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
54 St. Philip Street

Q&A with director Olympia Stone to follow 

The Halsey Institute is proud to present a double feature of films by director Olympia Stone. Her latest documentary, Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King (61 minutes), examines the work of Richmond-based artist Elizabeth King. This film will be preceded by Stone’s short documentary The Original Richard McMahan (20 minutes), a profile of the artist Richard McMahan, who was featured at the Halsey Institute in the 2008 exhibition MINIMUSEUM.


Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King engages the viewer in the work of sculptor and stop-action filmmaker Elizabeth King, who embarks on each new project by posing a single question to herself: “Can this physically be done?” Tracing King’s creative flow, curiosity, and obsessive drive to solve the inevitable series of artistic and technical problems that arise in creating her disconcerting sculptures and animations, this documentary film explores King’s passion about the mind/body riddle, the science of emotion, the human/machine interface, and those things a robot will never be able to do. From studio to exhibition, and in conversations with fellow artists, curators, and critics, the film asks what looking at and seeing one another means in an increasingly mediated world.

The multitalented outsider artist Richard McMahan is on a quest to painstakingly re-create thousands of famous and not-so-famous paintings and artifacts in miniature. From well-loved Picasso and Frida Kahlo paintings to more obscure intricate Maori canoes, McMahan has mastered dozens of genres over thirty years of creating, and he’s made most of the works on a cluttered kitchen countertop using recycled materials. McMahan is also the curator of a mini-museum with a collection that surveys the scope of humanity’s visual record. 

About Olympia Stone

Olympia Stone is an independent producer of documentary films about art and artists. Her production company, Floating Stone Productions, is based in Chapel Hill, NC. Her films probe the motivations and personal histories of eclectic artists as a way of providing intimate insight into their work. Her previous films include The Original Richard McMahan (2017), Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (2015), The Cardboard Bernini (2012) and The Collector (2007).

Learn more at https://www.floatingstone.com/

FILM SCREENING | Two films by director Olympia Stone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:00 PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

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
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