by Connelley Hardaway for the Charleston City Paper
If you’ve driven down Grove Street recently you may have noticed a house that stands out. In a sea of quaint bungalows, single houses, and ranchers, there’s one house that stands in stark contrast to traditional Charleston design, featuring metal siding and large, reflective glass windows.
The house, built by Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects (KH Architects), is located next to an empty lot; and with Redux Contemporary Art Center and the College of Charleston, there are plans to fill that property with sculpture.
The rotating sculpture garden will help to promote architecture as an art form and feature a changing selection of student and faculty pieces. The large-scale sculptures will vary in subject matter, style, and material.
Redux’s director Cara Leepson says, “The Grove Street Sculpture Garden is intended to highlight the complexity of outdoor sculpture and showcase the richness and talent of the College of Charleston student and faculty artists. This comprehensive, open-air exhibition space will be enjoyed by visitors from all over the region and will celebrate the medium in a serene environment.”