Past Presence

Exhibit dates: July 24 – Aug 16, 2009

Redux was proud to present Past Presence, a group exhibition featuring new works by local Charleston artists who have had a presence with Redux through residencies, two-person exhibitions, past group exhibitions and events. The featured artists were Karin Olah, Jonathan Brilliant, Kevin Hoth, Dorothy Netherland, Seth Curcio, Jarod Charzewski and Tim Hussey.

Two featured artists were paired up to talk about their work and process July 30, August 6 and August 13. All lectures began at 7pm.

Jonathan Brilliant describes himself as a Southern Has-Been and a British Wanna-Be. He was born in 1976 in Charleston, SC. Brilliant holds a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston and an MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. He has exhibited his work in several group and solo exhibitions nationally, most recently at The Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. He has received numerous fellowships to artist residencies and communities including: The Vermont Studio Center, The Ox-Bow School of Art, The Penland School of Crafts, The Sumter Accessibility program and Redux Contemporary Art Center. In 2008 a panel of distinguished jurors, including senior curators from the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and The Bridge Art Fair awarded  him the Bridge Art Fair emerging artist prize. His work is a synthesis of the Southern craft based approach to object making and the late-1970s British methods of installation. He currently lives and works in SC with his wife, Brooke, and their cat, Zero.

Jarod Charzewski holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (1996) and an MFA from the University of Minnesota (2005). He has received artist grants from several US and Canadian arts organizations including the Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and in 2007 received a Puffin Award for the environmental content of his work. He has worked as a board member for two nonprofit arts centers. Ace Art Inc. in Canada and currently serves as the board president of Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC. He has taught sculpture in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and he currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Kevin Hoth is a multimedia artist, photographer and photography faculty member at the Art Institute of Charleston. Kevin has also taught design, digital art, photography and multimedia software at The University of Washington, The University of Georgia, and The Citadel. Kevin has used traditional and digital photographic technologies creatively since 1995 and has exhibited photography, digital images, video and solo performance work in over 70 exhibitions around the U.S. After earning a BS in Art, Kevin lived in, drove and photographed around the American West for several years. Further study in photography led Kevin to the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned his MFA in Photography. While attending UW, Kevin worked as a faculty technology liaison at the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities(CARTAH) and became enamored with digital video. After graduate school Kevin worked in digital video for several years and collaborated extensively with modern dance companies, musicians and other visual artists.

Tim Hussey made a conscious decision to embark on his fine art career in 2002 after 15 years as an award-winning and internationally recognized editorial illustrator. After receivingAmerican Illustration’s “Top 20 Images of the Year” award, being recognized annually byPrint Magazineand Communication Arts, Tim decided to head in the direction he had in mind from the beginning, the fine arts. Since then, his paintings have been exhibited in solo and double shows throughout the U.S. (New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, South Carolina, Santa Fe), most recently at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery in L.A., and Art Basel, Miami. His fine art can be found in several books including Mark Murphy’s Dialogue and Why?and Steve Heller’s Handwritten. He has also been featured in NYArts Magazine and Architectural Digest. Tim moved from New York City, taking up residence in Santa Fe, Nashville and ultimately in his hometown of Charleston, SC. He is currently represented by Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston, SC.

Seth Curcio received his B.A in Studio Art and Art History from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He served as the executive director and curator at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston from 2006-2008. He is the co-founder and publisher of, an online publication for the contemporary visual arts. The artist has exhibited extensively throughout the Southeast and recently presented a solo exhibition in Los Angeles, titled Beyond A Shadow with the CERASOLI Gallery in Culver City. The artist’s work will also appear in the upcoming issue of Beautiful/Decay Magazine.

Dorothy Netherland was born in Alexandria, VA in 1962. She began studying art in her mid-thirties, and received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston in 2000. She began painting on glass shortly after the birth of her daughter in 2002. Painting in reverse on multiple, stacked panes of glass using vintage women’s magazines as source material, her work incorporates hand-drawn and screen-printed imagery. Dorothy’s work has been shown in the SC State Museum, and the Greenville County Museum of Art. She is represented by If Art in Columbia, SC; Scoop Studios in Charleston, SC and Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Karin Olah works in a manner that mimics the flow of paint from a brush through the use of fabric. Intricately cut, placed and pasted textiles are combined with gouache, acrylic and graphite to create collage paintings that are deep in color and texture. From a small-town upbringing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, her interest in Amish quilts and textile traditions led her to study Fiber Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. For several years, Karin managed a textile studio in New York City where she invented color and created surface design for clients in fashion and theater trades. Now, she applies her fabric know-how to the realm of painting in Charleston where she has lived and worked since 2003. Her paintings have been featured in American Contemporary Art, Art Business News,Charleston Style & Design and Charleston Magazine and on the covers of Carolina Arts and Black & White: Birmingham’s City Paper.