Reception for Sam Nhlengethwa exhibition: 'Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things'
Held at Gallery 1600 and Trois Gallery
"Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things" travels to SCAD Atlanta from the SCAD Museum of Art, where it premiered earlier this year as Sam Nhlengethwa’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Based in Johannesburg, Nhlengethwa is revered as one of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists.
Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD executive director of exhibitions, the show features a broad cross section of the artist’s practice and themes. The show opens with a juxtaposition of works by Nhlengethwa and Romare Bearden, orienting viewers to a significant creative voice for the artist.
The exhibition also features vibrant jazz scenes, images of daily life and nation building, along with iconic works that touch on deep social issues. Paintings, installation, works on paper and tapestries provide insight into Nhlengethwa’s worldview through the eclectic array of life, jazz and lots of other things.
The reception is preceeded by an artist talk with Nhlengethwa, 6-7 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The exhibition, reception and artist talk are free and open to the public.