The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Charleston magazine and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present artist lectures for Contemporary Charleston 2011: Under the Radar, aPiccolo Spoleto Festival exhibition at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Open through July 31, 2011, the exhibit showcases drawing, collage, painting, photography and installation works by eight emerging artists creating in the Lowcountry: DH Cooper, Rebecca West Fraser, Nina Garner, Conrad Guevara, Greg Hart, Alan W. Jackson, Melinda Mead and Lauren Frances Moore.
Contemporary Charleston 2011: Under the Radar is curated by Erin Glaze, Coordinator, City Gallery at Waterfront Park and Rebecca Silberman, Program Coordinator, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
On July 23rd, Nina Garner and DH Cooper will be having their artist lectures. Below is more information about the artists.
Nina Garner was born September 6, 1986 and grew up in various parts of the United States and Okinawa, Japan. In May of 2009 she graduated with a B.A from the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., where she currently resides.
DH Cooper-DH Cooper received a MFA from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Upon graduating in 2005 she received an MFA fellowship award for her video thesis project. During and after her graduate studies, her exclusive use of still images expanded to incorporate performance, video, and fiber arts. This shift opened a new venue for her explorations into the domestic arena. Her works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, some of which have been at the Chicago Cultural Center, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Time and Space Limited, Hudson NY, and The FAC Modern in Colorado. Cooper moved to Charleston in 2006 to serve has Creative Strategist and In House Coordinator for "Evoking History/ Places with a Future," a project through Spoleto Festival USA. Currently she pursues her art career and teaches photography full time at the Art Institute of Charleston.