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April 3 - July 19, 2009

Prop Master

An Installation by Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page


This site-specific, large-scale installation created exclusively for the Gibbes, draws materials from the museum's permanent collection of portraits, landscape paintings, and archival materials, begun over 150 years ago. Artists Susan Harbage Page and Juan Logan juxtapose art objects drawn from the Gibbes' collection and decorative art objects from local public and private collections, with works of their own creation, to investigate the role of the institution of the museum as both a prop master and a prop with regard to race, class, and gender relations in Charleston society.
Media sponsor for this exhibition is Charleston City Paper.

(detail) Famous Last Names, 2008 by Susan Harbage Page and Juan Logan. Mixed media. Photo by Rick Rhodes.