Redux Contemporary Art Center (Redux) is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences.
Redux offers free year round art exhibitions, artist and curator lecture series, and film screenings, while educating art patrons of all ages through fine art classes and workshops, community outreach, and internship opportunities.
Redux is instrumental in presenting new artists to our community through our artist-in-residency program, and our many artist and music performances. In addition, Redux remains a bustling center for contemporary art with 22 private artist studios, and the only community printmaking and darkroom facilities in the lowcountry.
Since its incorporation in 2002, Redux has offered the community innovative experiences in the latest art forms and exposure to the newest creative ideas.
Ten years ago a group of recent graduates from the College of Charleston formed a nonprofit organization to create a venue where local artists could produce and exhibit their work. The co-founders named the organization Redux . Taken from the Latin reducere, which translates to “brought back” or “restored,” Redux opened with the goal of “redesigning” the local art community. From the start, Redux was run by volunteers and still retains a strong support base in the form of program committee members, student interns, special event volunteers, and artists who participate in annual fundraisers such as the Annual Art Auction and Membership Celebration.
In 2005, thanks to the generosity of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Redux was able to hire its first paid executive director. Since then Redux has been able to increase support from foundations, government grants, corporate sponsors, and private donors. Redux has received grant funding from South Carolina Arts Commission, Coastal Community Foundation, Darby Family Foundation, Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Endowment Fund, Lowcountry Quarterly Grants and recently, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Corporate sponsors of Redux include Piggly Wiggly Carolina, Bank of America Foundation, Social Wine Bar and Restaurant, Sugar Bake Shop, Paolo’s Gelato, Artist and Craftsman Supply, Fuzzco, Cover 2 Cover, Little Black Book and Art Mag.
Also instrumental to the growth of Redux, are partnerships with other organizations within the Charleston community. Redux works consistently with several partners to deliver exciting programs and events to large diverse audiences. These partners include the Medical University of South Carolina, Wings for Kids, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston Center for Photography, Charleston County School District, New Music Collective, College of Charleston School of the Arts, Art Institute of Charleston, and City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.
In 2011, Redux expanded in to an adjacent building allowing the organization to present an even more dynamic array of contemporary art, new media, and experimental projects. Working in a collaborative approach with planners, architects, Redux members, and studio artists, a space has been created that will better address the diverse needs of the visual arts community in the tri-county area. Featuring 22 private artist studios, two dedicated classrooms, larger gallery and expanded print shop and darkroom.