The Miller Gallery will host Passage, a duet exhibition featuring Charleston artists Station 28.5 and Robin Howard. An opening reception will be held on November 5th from 5 pm to 7 pm.
The featured artists create vivid works of art depicting the idea of passage. We invite you to look through each artist’s unique lens during Miller Gallery’s November exhibit, Passage.
Jason Ogden, known as Station 28.5, is a professional photographer specializing in aerial drone photography. His love for beautiful Lowcountry views stoked his passion, and seeking a fresh perspective, he began capturing Charleston area scenery from the air with his drone in late 2016. Since then, he has developed a varied style full of vibrant colors. His color saturated ‘overview’ images of the Lowcountry marshes and container ships take on an abstract quality while revealing the beautiful patterns only available to the eyes from above. Station 28.5 has produced a body of work celebrating the twisting waterways and modes of transport iconic to Charleston’s rivers.
For the first time, Robin Howard allows her life as a writer to seep into her symbology. Words are there in florid handwriting; we can read some but not others, leaving us to wonder, which precisely is what the artist is going for. “I’ve found the only real antidote to anxiety is mindfulness – being totally present in the moment. You can’t be curious and anxious at the same time, so my goal was to create works that are almost intrusively unusual. I want to disrupt your thoughts, and then honor that attention with enough detail, mystery, and hidden humor to make you feel like the disruption was worthwhile,” says Howard.
Howard breaks from her orderly cubes in the Game Theory series to create complex assemblages from found and altered objects. Each work is carefully organized in an acrylic box, which provides structure for the ruckus inside. Howard will also debut work from a developing body of work – Birdology. For this grid series, the artist drew on her journal of imaginary birds to create 50 block prints of made-up birds. A series that’s been in the works for decades, the artist knows everything from the mating calls to each otherworldly avian’s migration and nesting habits, but she’s not sharing the details – not yet anyway – leaving us with more to wonder about.
Both artists will be in attendance for the reception on November 5th from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will be on display through Thanksgiving week. All are welcome to attend. Masks are encouraged. Light bites and beverages will be provided.
The Miller Gallery is located at 149 1/2 East Bay Street in Charleston.
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