The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, which consistently produces some of the most forward-looking contemporary art exhibitions in the state, just gave the City Paper a sneak peek at their 2015 spring-summer exhibition calendar — and as usual, we’re impressed.
First up is Patricia Boinest Potter: Patterns of Place, an exhibit of Potter’s 3D collage. “It is unlike any art I have ever seen,” Halsey director Mark Sloan says. That also makes it hard to describe, but here’s our best try: Potter makes what she calls “isomorphic map tables,” which layer different elements of a landscape on top of each other. See some of her work here. The show runs Jan. 23-March 7.
On April 3, the Halsey opens its annual Young Contemporaries exhibit, a juried show featuring the work of College of Charleston art students. Then in May, patrons can see Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature, which will run from May 21-July 11 (during Spoleto Festival USA). Shotz is a sculptor who creates lighter-than-air sculpture of wire, glass, and other materials. She’s even created imaginary sculpture (check it out here).
These aren’t up on the Halsey website yet, but if you want to learn more about the institute or browse past exhibitions, visit the website at halsey.cofc.edu.