Feature Articles

February 2014

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Kimberly Witham

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, is presenting Wunderkammer, a solo exhibition by Kimberly Witham, on view through Mar. 8, 2014.

Witham’s images explore a boundary between natural history, curiosity cabinets, and man’s impact on the environment around us. She also intends to present, for the first time ever, recently completed taxidermy sculpture(s). Witham attended the American Institute of Taxidermy in the summer of 2013, where she received a Small Mammal and Bird Certificate. She has documented the process behind her first creation, a squirrel she has affectionately dubbed Buster, on her blog at (http://roadsideresurrections.wordpress.com/).

Witham has meticulously documented the ephemera of recently deceased wildlife that she finds near her suburban home in New Jersey, complemented by household items, good design, and an aesthetic that hearkens to slick magazine layouts. The images look peaceful or even lusciously beautiful at first, until the viewer begins to look closer at the creatures that inhabit the image, a moment in time captured and preserved by Witham’s camera.

Witham was born and raised in Wakefield, RI. She studied art history at Duke University and photography at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her photographs are strongly influenced by her studies in art history and her interest in the natural world. Witham’s work has been featured in magazines including Color Magazine, PHOTO+ Magazine (S. Korea), and Wired (online) and has been used as cover illustration for books in the US and France. She has won awards and grants including a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Lindback Distinguished teaching award. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and is held in numerous private collections. Witham is an Associate Professor of photography at Bucks County Community College. She is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.

Redux is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization in Charleston, SC committed to the cultivation of contemporary art through quality arts education and outreach programming, diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for working local artists, and a multidisciplinary approach to the creative dialogue between artists and audience. We are home to the city’s only public print studio and darkroom. Redux offers over 100 classes annually in fine arts education, taught by professional, working artists. As a member of Redux, you can enjoy discounts on classes, merchandise, early notice/discounts on special events, lectures, and much more.

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

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