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Portrait of the artist by MCG Photography

Camela Guevara

May 3, 2021 - May 30, 2021


Camela Guevara is a fiber artist and painter from Charleston, SC. She creates handmade monuments to unsung labor, as well as expressive paintings in gouache seeking to create dream-like worlds using amorphous forms and transparent washes to create a healing modality in which to process emotions in vivid colors. Employing traditional techniques of the past and re-contextualizing everyday objects, the artist subverts capitalistic ideals of consumption with a can-do attitude and self-reliance. During her residency, Guevara will merge her two practices of sewing and painting while engaging Museum visitors by asking them to rethink their connection to cloth.

Guevara has exhibited at Greenville Center for Creative Arts, North Charleston City Hall, Virago Gallery, and at Redux Contemporary Art Center.

Public Studio Hours

Wednesday 1 - 4 pm

Friday 11 am - 3 pm

Saturday 1 - 4 pm

The Gibbes Visiting Artist Series complements our exhibition program and promotes creativity, new art forms, and offers perspective on larger community issues. The program features contemporary artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South.

Support for our Visiting Artist Series is generously provided by Art Bridges, Art Mag, SC Arts Commission, and the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.