Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Colin Quashie scheduled for April Redux show

Plantation Diaries

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM


Redux never fails to keep us on our toes with their choice of exhibits — vampire furniture, anyone? — but they have one coming up that we’re truly excited for: Colin Quashie’s The Plantation (Plan-ta-shun).

Although arguably one of Charleston’s greatest artists, Quashie tends to fly under the radar with few official gallery shows. Quashie left Charleston for several years following the backlash that his controversial MOJA exhibit, The Black American Dream, received in 1996. He moved West and found work as a comedy sketch writer on MADtv and a few other comedy series, and in 2001 he received an Emmy for documentary writing. Lucky for us, he has returned to Charleston and he’s continued making art that challenges the status quo in a smart, witty way.

His Redux show will be on view March 30-May 6 with an opening reception Fri. April 6. It will also include an outdoor mural playing off of the imagery of the board game Monopoly. Quashie will give a gallery talk at Redux on Fri. April 6 at 7 p.m. See Quashie’s work at quashie.com and find out more about the exhibit at reduxstudios.org.


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