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Susan Klein

October 25, 2021 - December 4, 2021

Susan Klein is an artist and curator living in Charleston, SC. She has shown her work nationally and internationally. Klein is a 2020-2021 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Other awards include a Hambidge Center Residency, Wassaic Project Residency (NY) and residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (Brooklyn), a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, an Ox-bow Artist-in-Residence Summer Fellowship, an Otis College of Art and Design Summer Residency, residency at Arteles Creative Research Center (Finland), and residency at Takt (Berlin). Klein received her MFA in 2004 from the University of Oregon, a BFA in 2001 from the University of New Hampshire, and studied art at NYU from 1997-99. She is an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Charleston.

While in residence, Susan Klein plans to work on mixed media paintings and drawings inspired by her sculptural work. The way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory, tie the living to the dead, and connect past to present are ideas that influence Klein's work. A common object becomes a sacred vessel, often passed down through generations. Like an altar, an urn, a relic, or holy water, the banal becomes spiritual. The object becomes one of devotion, turned into a votive. This is a metaphor for the act of making art. Museum visitors will experience the artist working from fired sculptures to paint and create paintings in the studio so they can see the connection between their 2d and 3d work.

Public Studio Hours

Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm and 1 - 2 pm

Fridays 10 am - 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm

Saturdays 11 am - 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm

After

After "Blue Blaze", 2019. Glazed and oil painted ceramic stoneware. 23 x 17 x 8 inches

Current and Upcoming Artists
Jamele Wright, Sr.

Jamele Wright, Sr.

Through the utilization of found and natural materials, Jamele Wright Sr. explores and creates conversation concerning the Black American vernacular experience.

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Sardine Press

Sardine Press

Collaborative duo, Sardine Press, intertwines their work through the exploration of movement, chaos, and the shared physicality within their printmaking practice.

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Clare Hu

Clare Hu

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.

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Jonathan Rypkema

Jonathan Rypkema

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.

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