College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art has been buzzing with activity in preparation for the premiere of its latest exhibit “Sea Change,”  which opens Friday, Oct. 20.

This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Aquarium to raise awareness about our enormous plastic waste problem and the detrimental effects on our planet. “Sea Change” features the works of sculptor Aurora Robson with “The Tide is High” and photographer-filmmaker Chris Jordan with “Midway.”

Robson sculpts oceanic installations using plastic waste, and Jordan displays images of seas and sea life marred by the overwhelming deluge of trash.

The College Today got a peak at the installation of Robson’s work in the Halsey Gallery ahead of the big opening.

The opening reception is Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show runs through Dec. 9, 2017.

All photos by Reese Moore.