Opening Reception: October 17 5:30 - 7pm
Artist's lecture: 6pm
Live performance by Livy Conner at 5:30 + free refreshments
A free public reception for astronomical painter Alizey Khan’s second solo show, “Interspatial” will open October 17 at the Coastal Community Foundation from 5:30 to 7:00pm, with an artist's lecture at 6:00pm and live music by local singer-songwriter Livy Conner and free refreshments throughout. The exhibition will run until January 15, 2014.
Khan’s lecture at 6pm will focus on her unique layered resin painting technique, her artistic philosophy behind her cosmic subjects, and astronomical information about the objects she depicts. A variety of handmade cabochon jewelry made using her resin painting technique as well as handmade linocut prints and the paintings themselves will be on sale at the event. Visitors to the event can also sign up to take Khan's Resin Painting and Resin Jewelry Making classes, which are coming up at Redux Contemporary Art Center. “Interspatial” will include new work as well as feature refinished and reworked versions of all four of the paintings that were successfully recovered.
Livy Conner is a Charleston-raised singer-songwriter with a delicate, soulful voice and raw, honest lyrics. Conner released her debut album, Mind of Your Own, in June 2013, with a Southeastern tour scheduled for Winter 2013. Conner and Khan happen to be coworkers and friends at Artist and Craftsman Supply, a local hotbed of creative culture. Conner's album will be available for sale during the performance.
Alizey Khan is a December 2012 graduate of the College of Charleston, with BA degrees in Studio Art and Arts Management. Born and raised in the UK until the age of 12, she relocated to Karachi, Pakistan for 3 years, and moved to the USA at the age of 15. She has exhibited her work around the Charleston area, and now works as a painter and printmaker out of her studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center, where she is also employed as Membership and Media Coordinator, and as an employee of Artist and Craftsman Supply. In June 2013 she created the popular glow-in-the-dark 3D space installation, “Cosmic Reverie,” for Enough Pie’s inaugural “Awakening” event at 1600 Meeting St. Khan’s work is currently on display at the North Charleston City Gallery as part of the Second Annual Redux Studio Artists Exhibit.
For more information, visit Khan's website at http://alizeykhan.com and Khan's online store at http://artbyalizey.etsy.com. For information on Livy Conner, visit http://livyconner.bandcamp.com/ or http://www.livyconner.com/