Visual Arts, City Picks


When: Fri., Jan. 5, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. and Mon., Jan. 22, 6 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10 2018

An MFA candidate at Clemson, Carey Morton creates his works — often large-scale installations — out of a desire to “explore themes of cultural identity using metaphors found in the relationship between man and the natural world.” You can peruse some of Morton’s past pieces on his website,, where drawings like “planet series,” feature ephemeral sketches of circular objects — presumably, planets. His sculptures capture this fleeting feeling, too, often utilizing found objects, like branches, that may eventually degrade. In almost stark contrast to these more delicate creations, Morton also creates faux weapons, guns and knives made out of wood and metal, held together with masking tape. In an artist statement, Morton speaks to work as a whole, saying, “Throughout history there has been a deep human connection to the earth and an awareness of our role within the environment that contemporary culture often ignores. This work acknowledges both tangible and intangible attributes of human dependence on nature and visceral experience.”

Connelly Hardaway

Price: Free to attend

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