A twentieth-century pioneer of the arts, sculptor Louise Nevelson molded the development of installation and assemblage sculpture with her monochromatic pieces. Thirty-five years after her initial debut in Charleston, The Gibbes Museum of Art pays homage to the artist’s legacy with A Dark Place of Dreams. The showcase promotes Nevelson’s complex constructions along with work by contemporary artists Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore (above). Their innovative sculpture utilizes dissimilar objects, debris, and darkness to provoke mystery, reflecting the depth and scale of Nevelson’s monumental productions.                   

A Dark Place of Dreams will be on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art through January 6, 2019. The Gibbes Museum is located at 135 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, and is open Tuesday, Thursday–Saturday 10am–5pm; Wednesday 10am–8pm; and Sunday 1–5pm. For more information visit gibbesmuseum.org

Kate Gilmore, Rock, Hard, Place, 2012. Video; image courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery. © Kate Gilmore.