Rebekah Jacobs Gallery, Charleston, SC
Our Southern sister city hosted a reception for Tim Hussey’s work this weekend at Rebekah Jacob Gallery, nestled on the south end of historic King Street. Rebekah’s space is everything a modern gallery should be – it features emerging contemporary artists, it educates their collectors, and even has a young collectors group of works for under a thousand dollars. Rebekah herself is as charming and stylish as a person could be, filled with knowledge of her artists and the city of Charleston.
The works on display by Tim Hussey celebrate his return to the South after living and showing in New York City for years. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Hussey worked for MTV, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, and Outsider magazines. During these years, he focused on design and illustration, and he incorporates these elements into his mixed media abstract paintings.
According to Rebekah Jacobs, “Tim Hussey explores various media through interrelated realms of illustration, figure painting and pure abstraction. His paintings are infused with intense color and texture, allowing the chaotic nature of the media to work to his advantage. For Hussey, the act of painting is as important as the finished product, applying mediums like house paint, oil sticks, pen and colored pencil to collaged vintage papers with as much chance as deliberation. His untidy formats and size variations express strong emotions, psychological battles and at times the desire for spiritual comfort.”
If you find yourself in Charleston this summer, be sure to visit the Rebekah Jacobs Gallery. With an in-depth focus on modern art and photography of the American South, the gallery will surely have something to please.