SCAD Gallery Hop features nationally renowned artists Kyung Jeon and Cat Chow in addition to outstanding student work
Published: Mar 16, 2009
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah College of Art and Design presents a gallery hop Friday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., inviting the community to attend a selection of the latest exhibitions. Refreshments will be provided in select galleries, and free shuttles run between all stops. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the gallery locations. This event is free and open to the public.
The March gallery hop features:
"Mischief and Melancholy" by Kyung Jeon
Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. | March 18-May 3, Artist Gallery Talk March 27, 5 p.m.
New York-based artist Kyung Jeon presents a series of works exploring the themes of love and loss for her first solo exhibition in the Southeast. Jeon's paintings playfully depict the dual aspects of love where feverish titillation, mischief and melancholy combine. These childlike characters embody a mature voyage one takes in traversing the high and low points of love.
"To Never Sleep Again…" by Cat Chow
Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | Artist Performance, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
This exhibition by New York-based artist Cat Chow features works from Chow's diverse creative practice that spans sculpture, craft and design. The exhibition focuses on Chow's innovative use of materials and highlights her intricate, repetitious and often meditative artistic process of transforming common items such as keys and fasteners into compelling conceptual works of art. The title of the show reflects the seemingly endless acts of labor that have rightfully become a signature of Chow's meticulous handwork. Cat Chow will create and perform a new work specifically for her exhibition "To Never Sleep Again...," using a 1,000-foot guitar cable, electric guitar and amplifier. The architecturally reconfigured guitar cable will serve not only as a functioning connector between the guitar and amplifier, but also as a visually compelling object that Cat Chow will perform in and around. This 20-30 minute performance will showcase Cat Chow's background as a performer, costume designer, musician and dancer.
"Bridge," a student group exhibition
Alexander Gallery, 668 Indian St. | March 19-April 1
The 14th annual "Bridge" exhibition showcases student work from a 10-week study of Chinese painting. Students paint using Chinese techniques while tackling traditional subjects from a contemporary viewpoint. Emphasis is placed on pictorial depth concepts and practical aspects in Chinese painting as well as exploration of personal ideas, media, techniques and formats. A reception will be held Friday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.
Working Class Studio Open House
235 W. Boundary St.
In conjunction with the March 27 gallery hop, Working Class Studio will host an open house. The studio will be open to the public, featuring live student demonstrations, refreshments and Working Class Studio products available for sale.
ShopSCAD presents Tim Wirth
ShopSCAD, 340 Bull St. | March 1-31
SCAD alumnus Tim Wirth's visual language is one of intuition, faith, fear, power and vulnerability. His work filters immediate energy and questions through his own rural heritage. This gives his work both a relevant and timeless quality. Wirth's use of text and imagery exploit perceptions of being straightforward. "It's really about forcing viewers to be both courageous and cautious. The process of finding balance between those extremes seems to reveal our own truths," Wirth said.
All listed exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Philip Liu, M.F.A. visual effects student and SCAD alumnus (B.A., digital media, 2011) and Joseph Lenz, M.A. visual effects student and SCAD alumnus (B.F.A., visual effects, 2011) were recognized by the game company Naughty Dog for game art created submitted to a Fan Art Competition based on their upcoming game "The Last of Us." This project was created in an independent study with Luis Cataldi, chair of the SCAD interactive design and game development. See full game art.
SCAD professor Craig Stevens, a photographer, printmaker and educator, has received the inaugural $5,000 Susan Carr Educator Prize from the American Society of Media Photographers. Stevens has taught photography at SCAD for 25 years.
"Baby You're a Rich Man," a book by writing professor Chris Bundy, has been published by C&R Press. The book, illustrated by SCAD alumnus Max Currie (B.F.A., sequential art, 2012), follows the story of Ken Richman, a down-on-his-luck, B-level variety star on Japanese television who is forced to go into hiding when he becomes the target of an escaped prisoner. "Baby You're a Rich Man" will be released in May.
B.F.A. fashion student Katherine Absher was named the 2013 Liz Claiborne Design Scholar by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The prestigious $25,000 award is presented each year to the student who best addresses through fashion the lifestyle and needs of women, as judged by a panel of fashion industry experts.