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Hair on Fire 

When: Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through June 15 2009
Phone: (888) 374-2656
Price: Free
www.piccolospoleto.com
Part of the Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibitions. From the Group exhibition featuring Loren Schwerd, Ruth Marten, Sonya Clark, Talia Greene, and Althea M. Murphy-Price.

The Buzz:

WHAT IS IT? National artists make new work exploring mythology, culture, anthropology, fashion, and folklore through a medium that is as common as it is unconventional: human hair. The exhibit was curated by Mark Sloan, the Halsey’s director, who has facilitated many of the more thoughtful art shows in Charleston over the years. Artists include Caryl Burtner, Sonya Clark, Talia Greene, Ruth Marten, Althea Price, and Loren Schwerd.

WHY SEE IT? The Halsey usually presents something edgy, intellectual, and multicultural for Spoleto. The all-female cast of artists seems likely to carry on this tradition. Burtner is notorious for documenting American pop culture through its material minutia, while Clark’s past projects have explored personal identity through the stories inherent in everyday things. It’s a welcome counterpoint to Charleston’s abundant marshscape paintings.

WHO SHOULD GO? Anyone who appreciates experimental contemporary art and having something cerebral to accompany his or her visual experience. (Morrow Dowdle)

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