Ellen Gallagher: Ice or Salt

Reception for Ellen Gallagher exhibition: "Ice or Salt"

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Ice or Salt," an exhibition of iconic and recent works by artist Ellen Gallagher. This presentation offers an original and focused look at the artist's gridded forms, as well as her use of incision and excision to extend the centrifugal aspect of her mapping.

Serving as an anchor in this conversation is Gallagher's tour de force, "DeLuxe," an epic suite of 60 "pages" that exists within but also expands the two-dimensional painting field with its incorporation of painting, sculpture, drawings and pirated prints.

The inclusion of large scale "Watery Ecstatic" wig maps and Gallagher's two-sided drawings from her series "Morphia" collectively mesh to form an ecology in which many of her ideas about advertising, natural history, science fiction, music and popular culture are activated and made tactile.

Reception: Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.

The reception is free and open to the public as part of the SCAD Savannah gallery hop.