Feature Articles

February 2011

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Keith W.C. Lemley

The Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Ecstasy of Knowing, featuring site-specific works by visiting artist Keith W.C. Lemley, on view through Mar. 10, 2012.

Lemley is an emerging artist who has shown in major cities across the US and also abroad. He received his MFA in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin and currently resides in Iowa City, IA. Lemley, deemed “one to watch,” will be exhibiting a collection of neon light sculptures, created site-specific to Redux.

Lemley, growing up in the “beautiful, yet polluted environment” of a “post-industrial” rural West-Virginia, developed an interest in “being part of and observing natural systems, time and the process of life and death, and an aesthetic sensibility synthesizing the organic and the machine.” He focuses on materials and environments that appear quiescent, but by “reorganizing the fabric of the everyday into the unusual,” he changes how the medium is perceived and understood. And to do so, he plays with the viewers systems of vision, thought, and memory.

Lemley is a studio artist and educator. His work has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions, including: Something and Nothing at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Between Wind and Water at the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS; Snap to Grid at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA; Suckers and Biters at the Chashama Gallery, New York, NY; and Triangle 065 at Sinepress Millesime, Budapest, Hungary. He received his BFA in 2005 from the Pennsylvania State University and his MFA in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin. Lemley is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Redux Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit organization committed to the fostering of creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for artists, expansive educational programming, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and audience. Housed within a 6,000 square foot warehouse are two galleries, fifteen private artist studios, print shop, darkroom, woodshop, classroom, and film-screening area. Redux is committed to showing artwork by national and international artists, supporting local artists, and enriching the Charleston community by offering adult and youth education programs. As the only arts organization in Charleston providing these much needed opportunities, Redux maintains an ambitious schedule of exhibition, outreach, and studio programs to accomplish our goals. Redux is also in the process of an expansion project.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 843/722-0697 or visit (http://reduxstudios.org/).


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