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Michaela Pilar Brown’s Liquor and Watermelon Will Kill You

Artist Michaela Pilar Brown’s work will be featured in her solo exhibition “Liquor and Watermelon Will Kill You,” which opens Monday, October 19, and runs through November 20, 2015 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Thursday, from October 22, 4:30- 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Brown, of Columbia, SC, is an image and object maker. She is a graduate of Howard University who uses photography, performance art, painting, and more to explore cultural hierarchies related to beauty and is interested in the politics of the body with respect to race and gender. Brown states: “I [explore] issues of identity and notions of otherness as defined in American standards of beauty, using a combination of performance and staged photography…to create work that is at once confrontational and seductive.”

Michaela Pilar Brown was the Fall 2011 Harvey B. Gantt Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina and a 2012 recipient of an Artist Grant from The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Her work has also been exhibited at McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, Biennial 2013, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, the Goodall Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, SC, and ArtFields, Lake City, SC.

The gallery is located in Room 129 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, located at 133 Chanticleer Drive W., Conway.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call James Arendt, gallery director, at 843-349-6409.

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Edwards COHFA
Room 129 

9 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday
Closed on University Holidays 



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