Recent Archive for Sea Islands Center Gallery
By Madelyn Roehrig
June 1 — September 1, 2023
Closing reception: Thursday, August 31 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
"Andy represents a life, a world, a magic that's somehow beyond what we know."
- Madelyn Roehrig
The USCB Sea Islands Center Gallery presents an exhibition exploring the afterlife of Andy Warhol and his community of grave site visitors & performers.
Many of Andy’s fans make the pilgrimage to his grave in Bethel Park, PA, and leave heartfelt notes of thanks, and items associated with the icon, like Campbell’s soup cans, Coke bottles, fright wigs, etc. The number of notes and mementoes left is staggering. Madelyn has archived and saved them and is now documenting them and contextualizing with essays by herself and guest writers, the importance and meaning of the outpouring of devotion to the long-dead artist, almost 40 years after his death in 1987.
Madelyn made her first visit to Andy Warhol’s grave in 2004 to ask for some help with her art projects and movies. In 2009 her visits became daily and she grew more and more curious and inspired to document the gifts and notes people left at Andy’s grave. This inspiration blossomed into her 2020 book, “Andy Can You Hear Us?” and her film project, “Figments: Conversations with Andy.” The project continues. A new book is anticipated soon! USCB Beaufort is pleased to present some magic of Andy Warhol and Madelyn Roehrig to our Beaufort and Lowcountry communities!
For more information on "Andy: Figments":
Faculty Art at Sea Islands Center Gallery Archive
Faculty art shows at USCB's Sea Islands Center Gallery feature both long-established luminaries and rising stars from the art community -- including some of the Lowcountry's most critically acclaimed and best-known artists. Works by faculty showcase recent pieces in printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, textiles, conceptual and information arts and multimedia installation.
Opening receptions for each exhibition offer the opportunity for the attendees to meet the artists.
Visiting Art at Sea Islands Center Gallery Archive
Each academic year, visiting artists are invited to exhibit their work at USCB's Sea Islands Center Gallery. While at the university, they engage students, faculty, and the public with their research, work, and ideas. . Nationally and internationally recognized artists working in all media are invited by the Department of Studio Art to exhibit their work. All are welcome to attend the opening reception that USCB hosts for each artist.
Student Art at Sea Islands Center Gallery Archive
USCB is proud to present undergraduate artwork at the Sea Islands Center Gallery. Each year, the Annual Senior Exhibition and the Annual Juried Student Art Shows showcase the best work produced by USCB Studio Arts students.
Opening receptions give students the opportunity to show their work to family, friends and the community.