That right up there is one of the coolest things in this week’s Freeloaders. It’s an exhibit by the nationally-known artist Lesley Dill, whose work combines poetic text and images. We’re so excited we can hardly stand it.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents till July 6th: Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art! An exciting installation that utilizes books for much more than just reading. Currently open at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, the collective exhibit features artwork by five different mixed-media artists: Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine.
Over the last month, I have spent hours listening to professional architects and architecture students talking about such far-fetched concepts as growing houses from shells and building domes out of water. From 1968-1978, Don ZanFagna, an artist, theoretical architect, and Pratt and Rutgers professor, obsessively filled hundreds of notebooks with his plans for a “pulse dome,” a completely self-sustaining structure, with sketches of earthen mounds drawn in next to pasted magazine clippings of Renaissance paintings and girlie mag starlets.
Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art premiere’s their exhibit of ZanFagna’s work tomorrow, and the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston will construct their very own pulse dome in Marion Square in November.
The College of Charleston’s annual Young Contemporaries exhibit, which showcases student work as curated by a guest artist (Julie Heffernan this time around) opens tonight at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
Jesse St. Jon Wallace’s “Cornucopia: Seeing Gold Everyday into the Sea” won Best in Show at this year’s Young Contemporaries exhibit. Go here to see more of the art featured at the Halsey, including pieces from the Salon des Refuses.
If you’ve been to the Halsey, you’ve seen the doo-dad in this picture before. But you might not know exactly what it is. Created by Clark Whittington, the Art-O-Mat dispenses works of art like an old cigarette machine would dispense packs of smokes. He’s lecturing at the Halsey tomorrow.