2013

Exhibitions


January 17 - march 31

Stephen Hayes: Cash Crop

At the core of Cash Crop by creator Stephen Hayes are 15 life-size sculptures of shackled people placed in boat- or coffin-like structures, with diagrams of captive, warehoused humans in Trans-Atlantic slave ships carved in wood on the back. “During a printmaking class, I came across an image of a slave ship diagram,” says Hayes, who in 2010 received an MFA from Savannah College of Art (SCAD) in Atlanta. “The slave ship images resemble a sweat shop. Sweat shops in Third World countries are today’s modern slave ships. The exhibition draws parallels between the slave trade and the Third World sweatshops of today. It’s about supply and demand, supply and demand. The exhibition asks: what is the next cash crop?”

May 2 - June 16

Phillip Mullen: Mullen 2009 - 2013

With Mullen 2009 – 2013, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presented a recent body of work by veteran Columbia artist Philip Mullen. The core of Mullen 2009 – 2013 came from the artist’s exhibition Mullen 2009 – 2012 at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which closed on April 25. The 701 CCA version of the exhibition included the majority of work of the Burroughs and Chapin show plus several paintings that the artist completed this year. Philip Mullen (b. 1942) possibly has exhibited more nationally than any artist currently living in South Carolina. The University of South Carolina distinguished professor emeritus’ 200-plus solo exhibitions include 14 at David Findlay Galleries in New York City and nine at Dubins Gallery in Los Angeles. Mullen has had an ongoing solo exhibition since 1994 at his hometown Columbia’s Koger Center for the Arts. In 1995, USC’s McKissick Museum organized a 35-year retrospective.

July 5 - August 18

Interior Spaces

Interior Spaces explored surprising ways in which contemporary artists deal with “interiors,” a theme that has kept its currency throughout art history. The exhibition presented artists from throughout South Carolina and beyond who work in a wide variety of media. Interiors were a major facet of some of the works but merely provided context for other subject matter in others, including narrative scenes. The exhibition included work of two recent 701 CCA artists in residence, Dylan Critchfield-Sales and Stephen Hayes. The exhibition included some of the work the two former residents created during their residency at 701 CCA.

September 5 - October 20

The 701 CCA South Carolina  Biennial 2013 Part I

Part I of the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 presented half of the South Carolina artists selected by an independent jury for the 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2013. The 25 artists included in the Biennial 2013 were selected from 123 submissions by South Carolina artists. The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 is a survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The Biennial is an initiative of 701 CCA and was first held in 2011. The goals of the Biennial exhibition are to provide a venue to showcase recent work reflecting local, regional and national trends and issues influencing contemporary artists living and working in South Carolina and to increase awareness and appreciation of the artistic contributions and accomplishments of the state’s visual artists. The exhibition draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years.

November 7 - December 22

The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 Part II

Part II of the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 presented the second half of the South Carolina artists selected by an independent jury for the 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2013. The 25 artists included in the Biennial 2013 were selected from 123 submissions by South Carolina artists. The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 is a survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The Biennial is an initiative of 701 CCA and was first held in 2011. The goals of the Biennial exhibition are to provide a venue to showcase recent work reflecting local, regional and national trends and issues influencing contemporary artists living and working in South Carolina and to increase awareness and appreciation of the artistic contributions and accomplishments of the state’s visual artists. The exhibition draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years.

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Events


March

The Columbia Urban League Young Professionals and Talented Tenth host viewing for Cash Crop and Columbia SC63’s Ramon Jackson

March 23 - 24

Columbia Open Studios 2013

701 CCA Columbia Open Studios is an annual, self-led, driving tour of artists’ working studios spans the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing the Midlands’ talented visual art community.

June 2

Byte House: An Ensemble Performance by Jon Prichard

In 2011 at 701 CCA, Jon Prichard led some 30 performers in Micro-Cosmo, a multi-disciplinary performance. In 2013, he came back with BYTE HOUSE, semi-outdoors but under a roof, in the giant, open warehouse at 600 Catawba Street, as daylight fades, with 18 performers – members of his troupe Sinergismo and Columbia volunteers. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this performance of horrific proportions – part directed, part improv, all in the moment – explored the creation of a functioning whole from disparate parts. The work featured humans dancing like computers, inanimate objects brought to life and architectural props setting the scene. This spectacle of movement, structures, sound and video was the culmination of Prichard’s residency at 701 CCA and included a musical overture by University of South Carolina music professor Greg Stuart.

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Workshops


February - March

Stephen Hayes: Casting Workshops

 
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June - August

Youth Summer Art Workshops

Each summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art offers Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in several art making activities! Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building was once the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA.

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Artists-in-Residency


January 17 - March 31

Stephen Hayes

At the core of Cash Crop by creator Stephen Hayes are 15 life-size sculptures of shackled people placed in boat- or coffin-like structures, with diagrams of captive, warehoused humans in Trans-Atlantic slave ships carved in wood on the back. “During a printmaking class, I came across an image of a slave ship diagram,” says Hayes, who in 2010 received an MFA from Savannah College of Art (SCAD) in Atlanta. “The slave ship images resemble a sweat shop. Sweat shops in Third World countries are today’s modern slave ships. The exhibition draws parallels between the slave trade and the Third World sweatshops of today. It’s about supply and demand, supply and demand. The exhibition asks: what is the next cash crop?”

April 14 - June 2

Jon Prichard

In 2011 at 701 CCA, Jon Prichard led some 30 performers in Micro-Cosmo, a multi-disciplinary performance. Now he’s back with BYTE HOUSE, semi-outdoors but under a roof, in the giant, open warehouse at 600 Catawba Street, as daylight fades, with 18 performers – members of his troupe Sinergismo and Columbia volunteers. This spectacle of movement, structures, sound and video is the culmination of Prichard’s residency at 701 CCA and includes a musical overture by University of South Carolina music professor Greg Stuart.

August - December

Evan Fugazzi

Kentucky native Evan Fugazzi exhibited “Sidestep the Rational”, a collection of monotypes, during his residency. Additionally, he taught for a semester in the University of South Carolina’s art department while at 701.