Nathan Mabry exhibition: 'Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E)’


Nathan Mabry, "Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E)," Feb. 18-June 22, SCAD Museum of Art, Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard. Presented as part of deFINE ART 2014. Photograph by John McKinnon. Courtesy of SCAD.

Nathan Mabry exhibition: 'Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E)’

Feb. 18-June 22
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard
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"Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E)" by artist Nathan Mabry is a six-piece, sculpture-based installation that will be exhibited in the Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard at the SCAD Museum of Art.

Nathan Mabry’s sculptures evoke a poignant humor and notions of high- and low-brow aesthetics, merging the two in a jocular yet analytical way. In these works, Mabry appropriates the figures of Auguste Rodin’s "The Burghers of Calais," but in this case they are adorned with familiar American sports mascot heads. Mabry carefully chooses mascots with facial expressions that directly reflect the body language of the Burghers and fuses the somber feeling of the original into a cohesive contemporary union. In his own words, Mabry "crashes" multiple aesthetics together, building and expanding upon recontextualized contemporary metaphors.

Presented as part of the 2014 deFINE ART program, Feb. 18-21

Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Museum hours:

  • Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

All deFINE ART lectures, receptions and events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

This exhibition has been curated by SCAD Museum Program Manager Melissa Messina.