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Charles Jupiter Hamilton Exhibit Opening
September 2, 2022
Charles Jupiter Hamilton
Opening September 2 – Limited Exhibition!
Closing October 2
The lively, provocative work of beloved Charleston artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton can be seen throughout our city, in homes, restaurants, businesses, and the vibrant West Side Wonder Mural. Hamilton passed away last year. To honor him, the Juliet Art Museum will display a selection of paintings, sculptures, and prints demonstrating his varied techniques. Hamilton said:
“At first glance my work seems to be colorful, beautiful objects d’art. A second look reveals a humorous/serious statement of the piece. A closer study challenges what beauty really is. As you continue to focus on my work, my colorfield theory is attacking your nervous system and making your eyes jump and jiggle around. By that time it’s too late to do anything about it—you’ve invited the Trojan horse in—a Charles Jupiter Hamilton.”
Above all else, Hamilton was a storyteller, depicting the ups and downs of life with specific figures and unique creatures, all in his signature style. To further explore what drove him, join us for a mask-making workshop inspired by Hamilton’s work, led by his friend Jeff Pierson, the Director of Charleston’s Office of Public Art.
This exhibit is presented with support from Daywood Foundation, Herscher Foundation Inc., Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, and The Elliot Family Foundation.