In a world obsessed with digitizing memories, Charleston-based artist Gina Iacovelli has been manning a quiet revolution, reintroducing tangible keepsakes through her bespoke jewelry line Mementos Entwined. Inspired by the sentimental and mourning jewelry of the 18th & 19th centuries, lacovelli began studying the nearly-lost art of tablebraiding hair into jewelry, experimenting with instructions from mid-19th century lady’s journals. Her designs are intended to preserve a physical piece of life and the memories associated.
At the Gibbes, Iacovelli will demonstrate these weave techniques on her homemade braiding table, while sharing her research into hairwork history and how it was shaped by evolving concepts of life and death.
OPEN STUDIO HOURS:
Monday: 12pm - 2pm
Friday: 2pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
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.
Through the utilization of found and natural materials, Jamele Wright Sr. explores and creates conversation concerning the Black American vernacular experience.READ MORE
Collaborative duo, Sardine Press, intertwines their work through the exploration of movement, chaos, and the shared physicality within their printmaking practice.READ MORE
By utilizing slow craft, Clare Hu dissects how Southern myths are acted and re-enacted in the stories and objects surrounding them, and the debris left behind.READ MORE
The objective of Jonathan Rypkema's work is to use shapes to create experiences. His formations are constructed to engage with the viewer on a more physical level.READ MORE