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OPEN TODAY 10-5pm
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Gina Iacovelli

October 26, 2020 - November 22, 2020

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.

Portrait of the artist by MCG Photography

Portrait of the artist by MCG Photography

Current and Upcoming Artists
Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.

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Susan Klein

Susan Klein

Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.

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Katy Mixon

Katy Mixon

Katy Mixon’s paintings are inquiries into the surface of things – namely color and texture – for their power to emote and conceal.

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Maria White

Maria White

Maria White is inspired by forms, textures and patterns that she finds in the natural world. Working primarily in porcelain, light is an integral part of her work.

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