Redux Artist: Mariah Channing & her film camera collection.
Have you heard the buzz….there is a resurgence in film photography in Charleston! Even though we are living in a fast-paced digital age, more and more people are being lured to the tactile, sensory, and magical experience of film processing.
Recently, The Redux Contemporary Art Center and Charleston Center for Photography (CCP) joined together to meet this desire and growing passion. Together, we will be offering traditional darkroom classes in Redux’s revamped darkroom. Thanks to Douglas Carr Cunningham and Redux Studio Artist/Intern, Mariah Channing for all of their hard work in cleaning, organizing and restoring the dark room into its beautiful new state. It looks absolutely amazing, but don’t just take our word for, come see it yourself! Redux offers the only public access darkroom in Charleston. >>Learn More
New beginner black and white classes with Douglas Carr Cunningham begin next week. There is also an upcoming pinhole camera class with Kevin Parent. These photography classes are filling quickly, so be sure to sign up soon.
Also, the Center for Photography is now exhibiting the Polaroid work of Redux Studio Artist, Jen Ervin. The exhibition will be up through the end of June, and is part of the CCP’s 2nd Monday Lecture series. Don’t forget to check the CCP’s website for more details on upcoming lectures.
Announcement for Land & Family by Jen Ervin
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Tagged Charleston Center for Photography, darkroom classes, douglas carr cunningham, Film Photography, Jen Ervin, kevin parent, mariah channing, traditional darkroom classes
Get ready for the largest arts festival to ever occur in South Carolina! The long anticipated, ArtFields, opens today, April 19th at 12pm. For 10 days, this epic event will not only present live music, workshops, and lectures; but, it will showcase 400 works of art, selected from a pool of 778 entries. The opening ceremony will begin tonight at 5pm on The Green, and will continue until 11pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Many congratulations to the following artists from the Redux community (listed below) who will be exhibiting their work and competing for $100,000 in prize money. The top prize of $50,000 prize will be chosen by a combination of ArtFields attendees and a jury of visual arts professionals. For more information on scheduling, voting procedures and more, please visit the ArtFields website.
Austin Grace Smith
Karen Ann Myers
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Tagged ArtFields, Austin Grace Smith, Camela Guevara, Charles Williams, Greg Hart, Jen Ervin, Karen Ann Myers, Kate MacNeil, Lake City, Leese Corrigan, Sally Bennett, Southeast's Largest Art Festival
With all the warm summer weather Charleston has been graced with lately, it seems amicable timing to revisit and savor summer memories with Redux Studio Artist, Jen Ervin‘s solo photography exhibition, This Side of Summer, at Jericho Advisors, 207A St. Philip Street. Ervin’s work is on view now by appointment through February, 20, 2013.
Ervin’s series explores the ethereal world of childhood and was born from time spent with her children during the long, humid summer days at their family cabin in the woods and at their home in the low country. Ervin states,
While some families play board games together, we tend to pass the time by working collaboratively on photography projects.
Ervin shot these hauntingly beautiful photographs with her 1963 Polaroid Land 100 Camera and then enlarged them the digital darkroom. The final images are mysterious and poetic and all awaken a curiosity for the stories behind them.
Redux Studio Artist, Greg Hart is now showing his latest work of original paintings in an on-line exhibition with Buy Some Damn Art. This new series includes eight vibrant, expressive portraits of Greg’s friends, four of which are also fellow Redux Studio Artists: Teil Duncan, Lulie Wallace, Karen Ann Myers and Jen Ervin.
This exhibit will remain up for six weeks.
Redux strives to offer a diverse range of risk-taking exhibitions each year and this week marks the opening of one of it’s most challenging and reflective exhibits of 2012.
On Friday, The Redux will open Colin Quashie‘s exhibit, Plantation (Plan-ta-shun) which will not only include a thought-provoking exhibit in the main gallery, but a provocative new mural on Redux’s exterior as well. Both will be on view from March 30-May 6, 2012.
To you excited, here’s a few Instagram photos captured by Redux Studio Artist, Jen Ervin.
Redux's new mural by Colin Quashie now in progress.
Close-up#2, Redux new mural by Colin Quashie.
“Colin Quashie is equal to the hard questions that he raises, but often the issues are camouflaged in pop culture imagery and a form of “Warholesque” flashiness which confounds as it derides the spectator.” >Learn more
"You're a Quaker", Close-up #3, Redux's new mural by Colin Quashie