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By Colin Quashie

On view August 23 – December 7
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
College of Charleston | 161 Calhoun Street
Free admission | Find out more at halsey.cofc.edu

Colin Quashie creates images that tease out underlying stereotypes. Combining historical relics and artifacts with icons from past and present popular culture, Quashie sharply critiques the way people of color are portrayed in modern visual culture. In his latest series, called Linked, Quashie juxtaposes images of well-known Black figures with other representations of artifacts to comment on stereotypes as they exist today.

Over There and Here is Me and Me

By Katrina Andry

On view August 23 – December 7
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
College of Charleston | 161 Calhoun Street
Free admission | Find out more at halsey.cofc.edu

Katrina Andry probes the power structures of race-based stereotypes. For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, she explores the stereotypes that engender gentrification. Using printmaking and installation, she creates visceral images that beckon viewers to examine their own preconceived notions of society. As Charleston’s neighborhoods are rapidly changing in multifarious ways, this exhibition will provide a springboard for community-wide conversations on gentrification.

HBCUs: Creating Power through Education

By: Synthia SAINT JAMES

City Gallery

On view August 23 through October 6

Acclaimed artist Synthia SAINT JAMES—a Trumpet Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and HistoryMaker Award winner, as well as Honorary Doctorate of Saint Augustine’s University, and the creator of the very first United States Postal Service stamp Kwanzaa Commemorative Stamp in 1997—presents her first 12 commissioned Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) paintings created the past eight years (2011-2019). The California-born, self taught artist draws inspiration from her African American, Native American, Haitian and German Jewish in her brightly colored paintings. In HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education, she celebrates the institutes of higher learning, their historic anniversaries, and their inaugurations of presidents.

City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free. City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, and gallery hours of operation are 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery will be closed July 4. For more information and holiday closures, visit www.charleston-sc.gov/citygallery or call 843-958-6484.

Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color

By Andrew Feiler

City Gallery

On view August 23 through October 6

Photographer Andrew Feiler is a fifth generation Georgian who was raised Jewish in Savannah. His experience as a minority in the South influences his work which has won numerous awards and been featured in museums, galleries, magazines, and newspapers. The artist brings his upbringing to bear in Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color, a photographic study of Morris Brown College. Feiler’s work documents this era and expose the inequity of the fact that while roughly one hundred HBCUs that remain are a mere 3% of colleges in America, they represent more than 10% of African Americans who go to college and more than 25% who earn degrees.

City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free. City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, and gallery hours of operation are 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery will be closed July 4. For more information and holiday closures, visit www.charleston-sc.gov/citygallery or call 843-958-6484.