Redux opens Tyrone Geter solo exhibition today

Brave New World, in Charleston through May 18

Today, Redux Contemporary Art Center opens Brave New World, a solo exhibition by celebrated artist Tyrone Geter.

The public is invited to the opening reception from 5-8 p.m. at Redux (1056 King Street on Friday, March 29).

Leila Davenport Ross of Show & Tell Art and Design served as curator. Brave New World is a showcase of Geter’s recent mixed media large scale charcoal drawings and accompanying detailed sculptural installations. Selected works show both the the harsh truth of the subject’s reality as well as their strength and power to adapt, providing the audience with a sense of awe of their strength and with their evolution and hope for our collective future.

Tyrone Geter is a 2019 recipient of the S.C. Governor’s Award for the Arts in the artist category.

Artist statement

In the face of the climate crisis, we confront the unsettling possibility that our access to essential resources, like electricity, may become unstable or even disappear altogether. Such power shortages can have far-reaching consequences especially for vulnerable populations like children. They lack the means and agency to address these challenges independently. In contrast, those with greater resources and societal influence are better positioned to maintain control over crucial resources, exacerbating existing inequalities.

This reality underscores the urgency of taking collective action to address climate change. Climate change mitigation efforts must prioritize equitable distribution of resources and resilience-building strategies to ensure that children, who are the most vulnerable, are not disproportionately affected. It calls for global cooperation, policy changes, and sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint and build a more resilient and adaptable infrastructure.

Moreover, contemporary society has witnessed a growing concern about the exploitation of children. To secure a brighter future for our children, it is vital for parents to play a more proactive role. They can do this by advocating for sustainable practices in their communities, supporting environmental education, and actively participating in local and global efforts to address climate change. By engaging in these activities, parents not only protect their children from the immediate threats of exploitation but also contribute to a more sustainable and secure future for all. Parents are essential advocates and role models, shaping the values and behaviors that will determine our ability to mitigate the climate crisis and ensure a better world for generations to come.

The gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday noon-3 p.m., and by appointment.

Redux Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences. Visit for more information.