Katrina Andry Exhibit at the College of Charleston

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston will present an exhibit of work by Katrina Andry, a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on printmaking, from August 23 – December 7, 2019. The exhibit titled “Over There and Here is Me and Me” will explore the social construction of stereotypes associated with African Americans and gentrification in the Charleston community. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant.

The work of Katrina Andry probes the power structures of race-based stereotypes. Using printmaking and installation, she creates images that invite viewers to examine their own preconceived notions of society. In this exhibit for the Halsey Institute, she will specifically explore issues related to gentrification, an important topic in Charleston, where neighborhoods downtown are rapidly changing in many ways, often pushing out black families and landowners.

Katrina Andry is a native of New Orleans, LA, where she has a studio. She received an MFA in printmaking in 2010 and was listed as one of the top 50 printmakers by Art in Print in 2012. Her website is https://www.katrina-andry.com/.

Collateral events such as educational workshops, panel discussions, and other programs will take place during the exhibit’s tenure and will be designed to spur discussion about problems facing the Charleston area. Upcoming events include:

Friday, August 23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening Reception for “Over There and Here is Me and Me”
Halsey Institute galleries
Saturday, August 24, 2:00 PM
Artist Talk with Katrina Andry
Halsey Institute galleries
Sunday, October 13, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Family Day!
Halsey Institute galleries
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 PM
Curator-led Tour for Members
Halsey Institute galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts provides a multidisciplinary laboratory for the production, presentation, interpretation, and dissemination of ideas by innovative visual artists from around the world. More information is available at http://halsey.cofc.edu/.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Katrina Andry
The Unfit Mommy and Her Spawn Will Wreck Your Suburban Existence, 2010
Digital media and color woodcut reduction
58 x 42 inches
Courtesy the artist