On Monday, July 9, Redux Contemporary Art Center will hold a benefit event to celebrate the closing of New York based experimental sculptor Jason Hackenwerth’s exhibition The Tempest.
Come for an informative gallery walkthrough with Redux executive director Janie Askew at 5:30 p.m., a silent auction of drawings created for the exhibition, food and drinks, and a live performance by the wildly popular local folky rock and roll girl band The Local Honeys from 6 – 8 p.m.. There will be an entrance fee of $10 for non-members and $5 for Redux members. All proceeds from this benefit will directly support Redux in providing educational workshops and outreach programs for local youth and their families.
Jason Hackenwerth is an acclaimed sculptor known for his colorful large-scale balloon installations reminiscent of sea creatures. In 2011, he notably exhibited work at the prestigious Guggenheim Museumin New York. His work is process-based and rooted in the spontaneity of creation as his sculptures are based on hundreds of linear sketches and designed to convey movement through static forms.
The Tempest is a site-specific installation featuring plywood forms cut and slotted together using a tongue-in-groove system that are carefully assembled like pieces of a giant skeletal puzzle using the bonding power of gravity alone and hung from the ceiling as mobiles. Hackenwerth created hundreds of intricate drawings while designing his sculptures for this one-time exhibition, which are rumored to sell for thousands in his native New York. Now is your chance to snag a rare piece of artwork from a well-known artist and benefit the non-profit Redux Contemporary Art Center in the process!
WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Tempest remains open for public viewing from now until July 7.
Redux Contemporary Art Center
136 Saint Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 12 -5 p.m.
TICKETS: $10 for non-members, $5 for Redux members.