Charleston’s art community’s heavyweights are set to join forces this fall for Bluesphere, a city-wide exhibition focused on sustainable art. The College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is heading up the project, which includes seven environmentally conscious exhibits at college galleries as well as at Redux Contemporary Art Center, Eye Level Art, City Gallery, and the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Chris Jordan’s Running the Numbers will be on view starting in October — his digital images of jarring statistics reflect American consumption. At City Gallery, Pedro Lobos presents photographs of the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro. And at Addlestone Library, Bryant Holsenbeck’s Bottle Cap Mandala installation shows the possibilities of creating art out of trash. Besides all of the great exhibits around town, lectures, film screenings, and school programs will further spread the word on sustainability.