Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents The Raw Materials of Escape, works by Coulter Fussell, on view January 17th through February 29th. Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool. Gallery hours are 11:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday, with Thursday hours extended until 7:00PM.