Why we love Artist & Craftsman: They are downtown and fully stocked with all of our artists needs, they’re open late, they are always very helpful when we come in with grocery lists of supplies, we can recommend them to local, traveling and aspiring artists!
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“1. Give Up Smoking: Horror at Home”, Damien Hirst Saatchi Gallery, London
This could be a scene from an Alan Carr session in which the smokers keep on puffing, stubbing out their fags in overflowing ashtrays, appalled to see the accumulation of butts. Hirst’s gigantic Brobdingnagian tray is filled with the contents of several bin bags, apparently all from a night at the Groucho club in the days when members could chain it. The work stinks, the pristine sculpture is defiled, life is going up in smoke. Let Horror at Home stiffen your resolve: it’s an all-out cautionary tale.
Read more from the Huffington Post.
Redux staff and interns are getting ready for their New Year’s resolutions by eating super yummy and healthy food from Five Loaves Cafe. Some of our favorites include the eggplant fritter salad with grilled asparagus, goat cheese and sweet basil & honey dressing, the all natural chicken salad club (right), the tomato tarragon with crabmeat soup, and the sweet tahini marinated grilled tofu sandwich (left)! Stomach growling yet?
Redux exhibiting artist Sean Riley‘s recent work consists of beautiful quilts made from his late father’s clothes, several of which are on display now in our current exhibition, Home Again, Home Again. We decided to show a few quilts that we find especially inspiring. Enjoy!
Cotton, Mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, Coromandel Coast, ca. 1700 - 1750
Cotton yarn and silk thread, Woven and embroidered, Iran, 1800 - 1860
Patchwork of silks, England, 1860 - 1870
Pieced wool, Lined with damask, India, ca. 1864 - 1877, by Francis Brayley
Plain weave cotton, Resist-dyed, Fujian, 1920 - 1940
Please visit the Victoria & Albert Museum‘s website to see more of these amazing quilts!
Amanda Birkenhauer: Fall 2011 Intern
What’s your favorite part of working at Redux? The awesome staff and the creative atmosphere.
What’s your favorite lunch food pick-up? Dell’z Deli…the beach bum
Favorite caffeinated beverage? Sugar-Free Red Bull
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Working at an NGO in either New York or on the West Coast and to be fluent in Spanish.
Where would you like your next big travel adventure to be to? Either Thailand or Iceland (Hot Springs)
Favorite Artist/Period/Piece of Art? “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Hieronymous Bosch
What’s been your favorite exhibition/event at Redux so far? I really like Liz Miller’s show, “Picturesque Evacuation Ploy”. I loved seeing her process and how it all evolved and became a final product.
Favorite place/thing to do in Charleston? Beach…even though there are too many things in the ocean that could eat/pinch/sting me
If you could have a super human power, what would it be? Flying, could save a lot of money on downtown parking
Favorite Movie? Donnie Darko
Favorite Piece of Art from the Art Auction? Scott Debus’s pieces “We Should Hook Up” and “Give Me a Call When You’re In Charleston”.
Who is your celebrity crush? Evan Peters, guy from American Horror Story:)
White Raincloud, Black Bowl is off to Chicago!
Today, one of our Redux Interns Devin had to part with her favorite art piece from the 9th Annual Redux Art Auction from Saturday night. As we packed White Raincloud, Black Bowl, a mixed media on panel work by Sarah Boyts Yonder to ship to Chicago, we all couldn’t help but wish the work will go to someone who loves it as much as we do!