By Macey Davis for The Island Connection
The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston is now presenting a new exhibition of works by past visiting artists in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery.
“Mementos Entwined: The Sentimental Art of Hairwork,” by Gina Iacovelli and “How it Was…Charleston in 1963,” by Andrea Hazel are on display and available to shop until Feb. 7, 2021.
Iacovelli was an artist in residence at the Gibbes Museum from Oct. 26 to Nov. 22, 2020. While at the Gibbes, she demonstrated hairwork and weave techniques on her homemade braiding table, while sharing her research into hairwork history and how it was shaped by evolving concepts of life and death. “Mementos Entwined” explores sentimental tokens and the deeply rooted connection between life and death.
Hazel also was an artist in residence at the Gibbes Museum from Oct. 26 to Nov. 22, 2020. “How It Was…Charleston in 1963,” depicts scenes of homes and communities that have been demolished and displaced in the wake of Charleston’s rapid growth and development. Hazel is a member of the Southern Watercolor Society, the South Carolina Watermedia Society and the Charleston Artist Guild.
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