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June Issue 2010

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Cory Oberndorfer

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Novelty, by artist in residence Cory Oberndorfer, a pop art muralist and large-scale painter. The artist will create paintings in the gallery space as well as on the façade of Redux during a three-week residency. The works will be on view through July 10, 2010.

Inspired by graphic design, Oberndorfer transforms roller derby skaters into icons to convey both idolization and a sense of product identity. In a palette of bright colors, the artist draws inspiration from three of his favorite things, "sweets, pop culture and bad-ass women, although not necessarily in that order." This combination brings a playful sense of innocence to athletes who play an aggressive, full-contact sport. Acknowledging the nostalgic return of the all-female sport, Oberndorfer utilizes visuals that remain timeless, like old-fashioned candies, or those that have been re-contextualized by a new generation, such as half-tone values, sunburst patterns seen in propaganda posters and retro color palettes.

Founded in 2002, Redux is a 501-c(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to education, and the production and presentation of contemporary visual art. 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.

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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