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Chambers Austelle

Chambers Austelle

BIRDCAGE by Matt Dobie This past summer, while teaching at Redux’s Kids Camps, artist Chambers Austelle was inspired by her young students to bring a new attitude to her personal practice. “I’m just going to go in like these children, and I’m going to make sure ...
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Herb Parker

Herb Parker

ENVIRONMENTAL SANCTUARIES by Matt Dobie The structure sits in a clearing surrounded by an island forest. It’s rectangular — 24 1⁄2 deep, 40 feet long, and 11 feet tall — with walls of woven saplings and a roof of thatched eelgrass. There ...
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Collectors: Bright & Allison Williamson

Collectors: Bright & Allison Williamson

THE HOME OF BRIGHT, ALLISON, BEN, HENRY, AND CHIEF THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE By Stacy Huggins Geist | Photography by Karson Photography "I've always, since I was a little girl, been attracted to art.” As a child, Allison Williamson would always find a ...
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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

FOUND OBJECTS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Matt Wilson’s workshop is filled with clutter and chaos. A large, waist-high table is littered with hammers, an old fan, and a toolbox. There are piles of old spoons, forks, and knives. Wilson is always on ...
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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF SEWE by Stacy Huggins Geist First and foremost, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is a gathering of the premier wildlife artists from across the country to celebrate the sporting lifestyle and connect with enthusiastic patrons. The rest of the expo is just gravy dressed in duck boots and Barbour jackets. ...
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Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes

Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes

FROM THE HIGDON COLLECTION By Amy Stockwell Mercer Painting A Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes at the Gibbes Museum of Art is a timely exhibition that will arouse feelings of national pride in viewers. The Higdon Collection includes 23 stunning works of art from the mid 19th century. Artists like Jasper Francis Cropsey ...
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Hirona & Riki Matsuda

Hirona & Riki Matsuda

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INSTALLATION Interviewed by Stacy Huggins Geist Local artists and sisters Hirona and Riki Matsuda have been tapped to create an entire world. The artists will show at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s fifth annual Groundhog Day benefit concert at ...
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MOVING ON/UP

MOVING ON/UP

AFTER 14 YEARS REDUX RELOCATES TO THE UPPER PENINSULA By Stacy Huggins Geist Charleston has always attracted artists of all disciplines, for both its stunning natural beauty and its cosmopolitan qualities. One can enjoy all the benefits of culture and city life ...
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Fall 2016

Lisa Shimko

ANIMAL TALES & WATER HALOS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Lisa Shimko is known for her portraits of animals in whimsical poses. A fortune telling owl, an elephant wearing boots with a goldfish on his back, and a bear on a surfboard playing drums. These clever portraits reel viewers in with joyful compositions and ...
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Michelle Van Parys

EMBRACING THE SHADOWS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Michelle Van Parys’s black and white photographs are a visual narrative of the changing landscape and our complex relationship to the natural world. A creek meanders beneath a highway overpass in one image, and a twisting waterslide is concealed by an overgrowth of trees in another. ...
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Collecting the Dark Arts

THE COLLECTION OF TERRY FOX by StacyHuggins | photography by Karson Photography After years of endless renovations to his downtown Charleston home, Terry Fox was staring down the barrel of yet another major project. Mentally spent, Fox opted instead to escape to the sea islands outside of Charleston, ...
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The Guggenheim Collection Returns to The Gibbes Museum of Art

by Stacy Huggins There are few collectors who have been so widely influential in how we see and value modern art. Often it’s a trait or interest that runs in families, like Solomon R. Guggenheim and his niece Peggy, or in social circles catapulted by central guiding figures, like Gertrude Stein and ...
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Storytelling Through the Lens

by Stacy Huggins The success or failure of making a good story great lies in the hands the photographer. Creating a compelling image is so much more complicated than most realize. These five photographers have made many of our best articles truly fly off the page with ...
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