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Fall Alumni Weekend 2019
November 22-24

Over There and Here is Me and Me Exhibit

By Laney Friedman
Posted on 30 July 2019 | 3:29 pm

The work of Katrina Andry probes the power structures of race-based stereotypes. For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Andry will explore the stereotypes that engender gentrification. Using printmaking and installation, she creates visceral images that beckon viewers to examine their own preconceived notions of society. As Charleston’s neighborhoods are rapidly changing in multifarious ways, this exhibition will provide a springboard for community-wide conversations on gentrification.

Andry’s work explores the negative effects of stereotypes on the lives of Black people and how these stereotypes give rise to biased laws and ideologies in our society. Her large-scale prints confront the viewer with these derogatory cultural clichés. The figures in the prints represent those who are targeted by racist characterizations. However, Andry specifically uses non-minority figures in this role to illustrate the fact that stereotypes are unjustly perpetuated. Stereotypes are neither based in truth nor innate characteristics of a specific person, instead they are ideas forced onto a group of people as a whole. Portraying entire populations in a negative light, stereotypes confer on the perpetuator an impression of superiority and a greater sense of normalcy.

For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Andry will create a new body of prints, as well as a new wallpaper installation. Katrina Andry: Over There and Here is Me and Me is supported in part by SC Humanities and The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.

Admission:  Free


Monday – Saturday, 11AM – 4PM
Open until 7PM on Thursdays
Closed on Sundays

November 21 @ 11:00
11:00 — 19:00 (8h)

161 Calhoun Street, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art