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AUGUST 23 - OCTOBER 5, 2013

Herb Parker

STUDIO PRACTICE

AUGUST 23 - OCTOBER 5, 2013

Herb Parker

STUDIO PRACTICE

The stereotypical image of the artist’s studio as a paint-splattered, sparsely furnished garret where the lone artist toils away producing their brilliant works is in much need of re-examination. Many artists’ studios are a far cry from this description, and serve very different functions for their inhabitants. This exhibition will examine the relationship between the studio and the work produced within it by two contemporary artists who will recreate their studio spaces within the Halsey Institute’s galleries.

Herb Parker is best known for his large-scale, site-specific nature-based installations around the world. Yet, he has an equally interesting body of works created, often, using found objects as a point of departure, and displayed within his studio.

Herb Parker

STUDIO PRACTICE

AUGUST 23 - OCTOBER 5, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday August 23, 6:30-8PM
GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH BURWELL AND PARKER
Saturday, August 24, 2pm
ARTIST TALK WITH HERB PARKER
Rm 309, Simons Center for the Arts
Thursday, September 26, 6pm
Following the lecture, join us in the Halsey Institute galleries for a chance to meet the artist at a reception sponsored by The Vegetable Bin.
MEMBER TOUR LED BY EXHIBITION CURATOR, MARK SLOAN
Thursday, October 3, 6pm
ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Herb Parker is a sculptor and possibly South Carolina’s most prominent site-specific landscape artist. The College of Charleston art professor since 1991, a native of Elizabeth City, NC, has participated in over 50 site-specific interactions in the landscape since the early 1980′s. Parker has created public works at botanical gardens, a centuries old Japanese temple, urban centers, universities, rural landscapes and museums around the world. In addition to fifteen states, he has worked in Sweden, Japan, Italy and Canada.

His South Carolina site works include those at the State Museum in Columbia, the Waterfront Park in Charleston, Chandler Creek Elementary School in Greer and the SC Botanical Garden in Clemson. In 1999, Parker was included in 100 Years/100 Artists: Views of the 20th Century in South Carolina Art at the SC State Museum. His work also is in Threshold: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life, an SC Arts Commission exhibition of art from the Southeast that has been traveling since 2004. Parker has been represented in two SC Triennials and in exhibitions in more than a dozen states. The former U.S. Marine and Peace Corps volunteer holds a BFA and an MFA from East Carolina University in North Carolina and has studied in Italy through the University of Georgia.

To learn more about Herb Parker, please visit parkerh.people.cofc.edu

ADDITIONAL VIDEO

Joseph Burwell and Herb Parker - College of Charleston

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