Gibbes Museum exhibit features Summerall Guards
Video artist Janet Biggs will be at the opening of her exhibition Like Tears in Rain on Friday, May 3 from 7-9 at the Gibbes Museum at 135 Meeting Street. The artist, who shot the footage of the guards last fall, will be available for informal discussions about her work.
The museum is located at 135 Meeting Street. There is a $5 admission charge for this special event.
The exhibit will officially open on May 4 and run through August 12.
The video installation explores the role of free will in contemporary society. Installed in the Rotunda Gallery, large scale footage of the Citadel’s elite Summerall Guard drill team is paired with that of a champion equestrian who has been blind from early youth. Juxtaposed behind these images is a video of captive polar bears swimming repetitively in their small pool. The divergence of this imagery explores issues of control, power and obsession and introduces new relationships between aesthetics and strength, action and desire.
The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting Street. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. During Spoleto from May 25 - June 10, the museum will be open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and on Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.