Colleen A. Critcher exhibition: "The Gnome Project"
May. 07 – May. 21, 2012
Fahm Hall Gallery | 1 N. Fahm St., Savannah, Ga.
The SCAD exhibitions department presents "The Gnome Project," an exhibition by M.F.A. painting student Colleen Critcher. "The Gnome Project" explores the kitsch creature from popular culture known as the garden gnome. A gnome is a peculiar commodity object with the capacity to reference the whimsy of childhood and the drudgery of working adulthood. Are gnomes merely another plastic thing that aims to fill the insatiable void invoked by contemporary life? Or is there something more? "The Gnome Project" seeks answers.
This series investigates gnome portraits, carefully recording their candy colors, pointed hats and animated expressions. In transitioning this plastic object to that of an oil painting, a new autonomous object is born in the cycle of consumption and the search to understand.
Reception: May 11, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.