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December 17, 2010 March 27, 2011

J. Henry Fair

Industrial Scars


The arrestingly beautiful large-scale aerial photographs by J. Henry Fair are, in actuality, the documentation of environmental degradation caused by industrial processes. Drawn to sites where the land has been drastically changed by the effects of mining or manufacturing, Fair captures brilliantly colored, abstract images.

J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars is made possible by the generous support of U.S. Trust,, The South Carolina Arts Commission, and Charleston Magazine. Additional exhibition support is provided by the Gilchrist Bissell Wealth Management Group of Morgan Keegan.

Several of Fair's photographs in the exhibition capture scenes of industrial scars surprisingly close to home in Charleston, SC. Read curator Sara Arnold's blog post about these images and how Fair continues his commitment to sustainability and conservation beyond the camera lens.

Join us for a "Recyclable Art" Community Day on Saturday, February 26, from 10am to 1pm. This event is sponsored by the Junior League of Charleston. Henry Fair will be on site at noon to sign copies of his new book The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis.

Expectoration, 2005, by J. Henry Fair