Art, Life & Politics: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Mark Sloan
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Charleston Music Hall
This lecture was organized in conjunction with the exhibition, The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns, on view May 22 – July 12, 2014. Along with exhibiting his works within the Halsey Institute galleries, Shepard Fairey also created a series of large-scale public murals in locations throughout downtown Charleston, visually and thematically related to the show. Fairey took a break from painting to sit down with Halsey Institute director and chief curator Mark Sloan to discuss his first major exhibition in his hometown, the creation of an entire new body of work collectively entitled “Power & Glory”, and the events that led up to this moment.