'Now Showing' exhibit opening next month at City Gallery

Image by Charlie Bidwell

Coming soon to the City Gallery at Waterfront Park is "Now Showing: Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan."

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs just announced that the public is invited to the opening reception in honor of the artists, on Saturday, July 17th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Here's details about the show from the press release:

Now Showing: Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan features the work of Los Angeles-based artists, Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan. Samantha Magowan transforms herself in installations that are saturated with bright colors, psychedelic patterns and angles that create optical illusions. Photographer Charlie Bidwell utilizes an unusual amount of negative space, providing the viewer with a different viewpoint of the monumental architecture and billboards which dominate the American landscape. In their work, both artists reflect the influence and side-effects of living in an environment saturated with "stuff" and how it affects the eyes and minds of artists living in L.A.The exhibit is open July 17 to Aug. 29, 2010. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12noon to 5 p.m.

If you're interested in checking out the exhibit, head to The City Gallery at Waterfront Park. It's located at 34 Prioleau Street.