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SPEW GEYSER friends & family archival team presents:

CHARLIE MCALISTER MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE

Exhibition at the McClellanville Art Center, SC
January - March, 2023

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Please scan or photograph your art images and email to Denise! It's hurricane season again. Get in touch so we can make a house call to document your art.

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One of many painted floats, late 1980s; slide from the McAlister family archive

Additional views of a float; photographs by Andrea Franco

Charlie's design for murals painted on ceiling of Club Dog Alley (now gone), Charleston, SC

2 Nurses of Sleep, acrylic, 1991; collection of Bill Ferguson

Voyage to Neptune Island, 48" x 60", acrylic on canvas, 1991; owner unknown, photo from the McAlister family archive

February 13, 1991, oil on canvas scrap; photo from the McAlister family archive

Playing Sounds of the White Night, 1992, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 25x30; collection of Maria Andrews; photo from the McAlister family archive

Honfleur Harbor, Normandy, France, painted in Paris, France, 1992; collection of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott; photo from the archive of Mary McAlister

Paris Fish Market, painted in Paris, France, 11/26/1992; collection of Mary Rutledge Hampton Faucette; photo from the archive of Mary McAlister

Charlie and Mac McAlister at the architects' studio used for painting, Paris, France; photo from the archive of Mary McAlister

Deep Sea Creature, 1993 (Charlie painted this for Maria Andrews when they all lived at the Fire Ant Mound); collection of Maria Andrews

Scottish Bagpipers, circa 1994; collection of Captain Austin Gould, USCG & Commander Kathryn Dunbar Gould; photo from the archive of Mary McAlister

Images provided by Dolphin Kelley Spach, circa 1995

Space Cult, circa 2008, owner unknown; photo by R. Harrelson at Muddy Waters art show

Oh My What Have I Done, circa 2008, owner unknown; photo by R. Harrelson at Muddy Waters art show

Painting of the band, excerpt from a 50 foot x 36 inch roll of paper with several continuous paintings, circa 2012; collection of C. Dailey

Charlie with Death of Bogman Puppet Show; photos taken by C. Dailey at Maybank Hwy., 2012

Insect Battle, 16" x 20", circa 2012, etching, owner unknown

Death in the Swamp, 2012, etching; collection of Mac McAlister

Nuns serving up chicken, 14 x 13.75", circa 2012, etching; collection of Mac McAlister

Untitled, circa 2012, from a series created in Charleston & McClellanville, printed at home in drive way; two copies are known from collection of Mac McAlister & collection of the friends & family archival team

Blame It All On God, 2012, painting on canvas, cover for UNREAD #120 CHARLIE MCALISTER & SINGING SANDBAR - "BLAME IT ALL ON GOD / PICNIC AT THE DAM" 30 min cassette; owner unknown, perhaps destroyed or painted over

Picnic At The Dam, 2012 or 2013, painting on canvas, interior notes for UNREAD #120 CHARLIE MCALISTER & SINGING SANDBAR - "BLAME IT ALL ON GOD / PICNIC AT THE DAM" 30 min cassette; owner unknown, perhaps destroyed or painted over

One of many tape releases with handmade packaging by Charlie, with other things in "package deal" format, perhaps the second rendition of Mystery of the Gourd, 2014, gourd grown in the garden, dried, hollowed out, and wrapped in screen printed kraft paper, came with Billy Cancel tape and unique gifts including a rotten sandwich for Chris; collection of Chris Fischer & Melissa Marinaro

paintings with bleach on tar paper, circa 2017; collection of Dana Heikes

Paintings on Skateboards, 2017 & 2018, made to raise funds for concrete work; Celie Dailey owns Heater Hag, Dana Heikes owns Yankums, others owned by Tobias Denney, Townson Wells, and Jay Haley

Screenprint of cop (no title), 2018; collection of the friends & family team

Photographs taken by Celie Dailey, Andrea Franco, Rick Rhodes, Mary McAlister, and others noted.

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TEXTS

21 Blank Verses, circa 1989, from the friends & family archive

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