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OCTOBER 20 - DECEMBER 9, 2017

Aurora Robson

AURORA ROBSON – THE TIDE IS HIGH

OCTOBER 20 - DECEMBER 9, 2017

Aurora Robson

AURORA ROBSON – THE TIDE IS HIGH

SEA CHANGE

Co-presented by the South Carolina Aquarium

SEA CHANGE is a series of exhibitions and programs presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Aquarium to raise awareness of our enormous plastic waste problem and the detrimental effects on our planet. SEA CHANGE features the exhibitions Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway at the Halsey Institute. Jordan’s breathtaking imagery helps us recognize the monumental effects of plastic waste on distant ecosystems, and Robson’s work provides strategies towards intercepting the waste stream and upcycling discarded plastics into new objects. Aurora Robson will also have a piece, Wave, exhibited at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Along with their respective exhibitions, Robson and Jordan will be giving public lectures about their work and Jordan’s film ALBATROSS will premiere at the Charleston Music Hall. Robson will also work with College of Charleston students on a project to reclaim materials from a local beach clean-up that will be used to create works of art. With SEA CHANGE, we hope to engage Charleston and the Lowcountry in actively recognizing and mitigating our enormous plastic waste problem.

AURORA ROBSON: THE TIDE IS HIGH

The Halsey Institute presents a new body of work and site-specific installation by NY-based sculptor Aurora Robson. As an artist who explores ecological issues, she creates lively and intricate sculptures from plastic debris, transforming quotidian waste into aesthetic objects of beauty and reflection. Under her meticulous manipulation, the plastic materials she uses in her works take on an organic quality, thus connecting back to nature.  Many of her works take on forms that resemble the otherworldly organisms that exist on ocean floors; in this way, her work is further associated with the sea, which is often the ultimate repository for plastic waste. Her works reference a legacy of using found objects as media for sculpture, and by transforming everyday trash into works of art, her sculpture forces viewers to consider their own relationship with plastic materials and waste.

For her presentation at the Halsey Institute, she will create a large site-specific installation using plastic debris welded into new forms.

Find out more about Aurora Robson: www.aurorarobson.com

Special thanks to

Aurora Robson

AURORA ROBSON – THE TIDE IS HIGH

OCTOBER 20 - DECEMBER 9, 2017
PATRON PREVIEW RECEPTION
Friday, October 20, 5:30 – 6:30PM
This event is for Conceptualist Members ($500) and above.
PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, October 20, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Free and open to the public.
ARTIST TALK WITH AURORA ROBSON
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts
Saturday, October 21, 2:00PM
Free and open to the public.
THE TIDE IS HIGH: WHERE ART AND ACTION COLLIDE: A lecture by Aurora Robson
South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Monday, October 23, 6:30PM
$10 tickets; free for students. RSVP to Sarah Burnheimer at sbernheimer@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8595.
CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS
Thursday, December 7, 6:00PM
Open to all members.
PRESS KIT
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ON VIEW WITH

Chris Jordan

MIDWAY

VIDEO

Open Dorr Interview: Aurora Robson

SEA CHANGE SPONSORS

Individuals
Deborah A. Chalsty
Karen and John Vournakis

Organizations
South Carolina Aquarium
Coastal Conservation League

Organizations at the College of Charleston
Office of the President
Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Sustainability
First Year Experience
Quality Enhancement Plan
School of Sciences and Mathematics
School of the Arts
Division of Marketing and Communications
College of Charleston Geography Program

INSTALLATION IMAGES

 

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