Friday, October 2, 2009

Studio 57

Everyone come out tomorrow for "Studio 57." The Holy City Bike Co-Op will be providing free bike valet for all guests! So ride your bikes!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Charleston, SC (October 3rd, 2009) -- For one night only, Gallery 57 will transform into “STUDIO 57,” a performance piece that will embody the dazzling spirit of the 1970s disco era. Art and dance fuse together in one night, featuring paintings by Charlie McAlister, Matt Foreman and Timmy Pakron, and the crunchy grooves of DJ Geoffrey Hernandez.

The idea for this exhibition came to Jill Hunter while struggling with a large debt to the IRS. “I wanted to focus on something completely fun,” says Hunter. “The gallery’s main impetus was the idea of ‘hard times bring new opportunities.’” After selling most of her furniture and valuables to repay the IRS, Hunter came up with the idea of converting the empty downstairs of her house into an art gallery. The next logical step would be to throw a giant disco party where the glamor of the 1970s combines with the gallery’s slogan of “frivolity, absurdity, hilarity.” At this point in time, Gallery 57 will not attempt to show art that tackles important world issues. The recession is on everyone’s mind right now and Gallery 57 will attempt to put fun in its place.

The opening disco night party for “Studio 57” will be October 3rd at 9:00pm and will run through October 13th. Gallery 57 is located on 57 Chapel Street, Charleston. Admission is $5 at the door and includes party favors.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gallery Hours

For the time being, we will only be open by appointment. To make an appointment call Emily Carrig (864) 363-1514.

From May 22nd - June 7th we will have regular gallery hours Friday through Sunday from 1pm-4pm.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Opening: "Unintentional Art: Photographs from Facebook"

The opening reception for the exhibit "Unintentional Art: Photographs from Facebook" will be on May 6th, 2009 from 5-9 pm. Various sized prints of Facebook photos will be available for sale. There will also be refreshments and music.

Go to the Facebook page to RSVP:

Before Facebook became accessible for everyone, it was, a “social utility” for college students and later high school students as well. In the age of digital cameras, every social event was documented. In the same way that family portraiture tends to depict a happy, problem-free nuclear unit, Facebook shots were primarily images of fun, alcohol-laden social gatherings with lots of posed pictures that seemed to say, “look how much fun we’re having and how many friends we have.”

While the majority of Facebook photos fit into this category—excluding travel shots—there is the occasional image that is compelling, that draws the viewer in. Whether because it is humorous, or sad or bizarre, an ordinary photograph becomes art where no art was intended.

"Unintentional Art: Photographs from Facebook" will attempt to create art out of this social phenomenon. Come be a part of it on May 6th, 2009 5-9 pm.

Gallery 57
57 Chapel Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


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