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August Issue 2009

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Features Artists Connected to Center in the Past

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, is proud to present Past Presence, a group exhibition featuring new works by local Charleston artists who have had a presence with Redux through residencies, two-person exhibitions, past group exhibitions and events. The featured artists are Karin Olah, Jonathan Brilliant, Kevin Hoth, Dorothy Netherland, Seth Curcio, Jarod Charzewski and Tim Hussey. The exhibit will be on view from July 24 through Aug. 16, 2009.

Karin Olah works in a manner that mimics the flow of paint from a brush through the use of fabric. Intricately cut, placed and pasted textiles are combined with gouache, acrylic and graphite to create collage paintings that are deep in color and texture.

From a small-town upbringing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Olah's interest in Amish quilts and textile traditions led her to study Fiber Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. For several years, she managed a textile studio in New York City where she invented color and created surface design for clients in fashion and theater trades. Now, she applies her fabric know-how to the realm of painting in Charleston where she has lived and worked since 2003.

Olah's paintings have been featured in American Contemporary Art, Art Business News, Charleston Style & Design and Charleston Magazine and on the covers of Carolina Arts and Black & White: Birmingham's City Paper. She is represented by ML GALLERY in Charleston, SC.

Jonathan Brilliant describes himself as a Southern Has-Been and a British Wanna-Be. He was born in 1976 in Charleston, SC. Brilliant holds a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston and an MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. He has exhibited his work in several group and solo exhibitions nationally, most recently at The Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Brilliant has received numerous fellowships to artist residencies and communities including: The Vermont Studio Center, The Ox-Bow School of Art, The Penland School of Crafts, The Sumter Accessibility program and Redux Contemporary Art Center. In 2008 a panel of distinguished jurors, including senior curators from the Whitney Museum, San Francisco MOMA, and The Bridge Art Fair, awarded him the myartspace.com Bridge Art Fair emerging artist prize. His work is a synthesis of the Southern craft based approach to object making and the late-1970s British methods of installation. He currently lives and works in SC with his wife, Brooke, and their cat, Zero.

Kevin Hoth is a multimedia artist, photographer and photography faculty member at the Art Institute of Charleston. He has also taught design, digital art, photography and multimedia software at The University of Washington, The University of Georgia, and The Citadel. Hoth has used traditional and digital photographic technologies creatively since 1995 and has exhibited photography, digital images, video and solo performance work in over 70 exhibitions around the US.

After earning a BS in Art, Hoth lived in, drove and photographed around the American West for several years. Further study in photography led him to the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned his MFA in Photography. While attending UW, Hoth worked as a faculty technology liaison at the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities (CARTAH) and became enamored with digital video. After graduate school he worked in digital video for several years and collaborated extensively with modern dance companies, musicians and other visual artists.

Dorothy Netherland was born in Alexandria, VA in 1962. She began studying art in her mid-thirties, and received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston in 2000. She began painting on glass shortly after the birth of her daughter in 2002. Painting in reverse on multiple, stacked panes of glass using vintage woman's magazines as source material, her work incorporates hand-drawn and screen-printed imagery.

Netherland's work has been shown in the SC State Museum, and the Greenville County Museum of Art. She is represented by ifArt in Columbia, SC, Scoop Studios in Charleston, SC, and Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Seth Curcio is the co-founder of DailyServing and has worked as the Director of Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston. His work has been shown across the Southeast and will be featured in the upcoming issue of Beautiful/Decay Magazine. Curcio regularly contributes to Beautiful/Decay Magazine and Art21 online, and is represented by the CERASOLI Gallery in Los Angeles. He recently curated 1000 Days at Scion's 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery Space in Culver City. The exhibition celebrates the upcoming 1000th feature for DailyServing.com, an online contemporary art publication that showcases some of the most innovative contemporary visual artists working today.

Jarod Charzewski holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (1996) and an MFA from the University of Minnesota (2005). He has received artist grants from several US and Canadian arts organizations including the Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and in 2007 received a Puffin Award for the environmental content of his work.

Charzewski has worked as a board member for two nonprofit arts centers; Ace Art Inc. in Canada and currently serves as the board president of Redux Contemporary Art Center. He has taught sculpture in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and he currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Tim Hussey made a conscious decision to embark on his fine art career in 2002 after 15 years as an award-winning and internationally recognized editorial illustrator. After receiving American Illustration's "Top 20 Images of the Year" award, being recognized annually by Print Magazine and Communication Arts, Hussey decided to head in the direction he had in mind from the beginning, the fine arts. Since then, his paintings have been exhibited in solo and double shows throughout the US (New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, South Carolina, Santa Fe), most recently at Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects Gallery in L.A., and Art Basel, Miami.

Hussey's fine art can be found in several books including Mark Murphy's Dialogue and Why? and Steve Heller's Handwritten. He has also been featured in NYArts Magazine and Architectural Digest. Hussey moved from New York City, taking up residence in Santa Fe, Nashville and ultimately in his hometown of Charleston. He is currently represented by Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston.

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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