August 3, 2017
Gallery Series: Future Relic by Carey Morton
Future Relic by Carey Morton
“I pursue the unification of opposing forces. Religious iconography, modern technology, ancient myth and the natural world coalesce in forged steel, wood, and found objects. These materials combine from the minimal to the theatrical. Seeking to expose the nuances that lie within the extremes of life the resulting works become complex symbolic structures in which we can consider past, present and future.”
A SC native, Carey grew up in the small town of Piedmont SC. As a youth Carey cultivated a deep relationship with nature and working with one’s hands. Pursuing new avenues of craft and expression Morton attained his BFA at Winthrop University, and his MFA at Clemson University. After teaching sculpture and creating a blacksmithing class at College of Charleston Carey now resides in the upstate creating functional ironwork and contemporary sculpture.
His work has been in exhibitions throughout the state in galleries throughout the state such as Redux Contemporary Art Center of Charleston, and 701 CCA Columbia. His most recent work explores mankind’s symbiotic relationship with nature. Using diverse materials from steel to found objects. The resulting work touches on themes from nature, pop-culture, environmental awareness, and his own experiences fused into sculptural installations.
December 15, 2020 – February 18, 2021
Monday-Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm