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Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present "The Plantation (Plan-ta-shun): Works by Colin Quashie."
The exhibition includes an outdoor mural playing on the imagery of the popular board game Monopoly. The Plantation (Plan-ta-shun) will be on view from March 30th through May 6th. A gallery talk by the artist will be held at Redux on Friday, April 6th at 7 p.m., during the opening reception, which takes place between 6 and 8 p.m. There will also be a panel discussion titled Idea and Meaning in the Art of Colin Quashie moderated by Frank Martin, Doctoral Scholar in the African American Professors program at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Philosophy on April 7th at 3 p.m.
Here's more on Quashie's exhibition:
By exploring the reservoir of possibilities offered by the resources of popular cultural imagery and using the mechanisms of representation, media based communication and satire, artist Colin Quashie investigates serious cultural, social, and political ideas and issues, with sometimes raucous, genial and tongue-in-cheek humor through mixed media. On occasion Quashie addresses cultural issues using witty, scathing sarcasm intended to spark popular debate and discussion among his audience. Operating in the tradition of the avant-garde, Quashie challenges status-quo social and cultural assumptions. Quashie’s works often play upon various popular stereotypes and ridicules irrational cultural assumptions in order to trigger an awareness of our personal limitations in understanding each other’s daily life experiences.
This panel is no charge to students with an ID card and Redux members. There is a $5 charge for non-members.
As a lead in to The Plantation exhibition, Redux will host a sneak preview in advance of the premiere of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century - the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. The screening will be held on Saturday, March 31st, at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Redux Contemporary Are Center is located in downtown Charleston at 136 St. Philip Street.