New exhibitions at SCAD include multimedia installations and paintings
Published: Mar 25, 2009
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah College of Art and Design presents three new exhibitions-a group exhibition featuring the work of SCAD painting seniors, a group exhibition featuring the work of the university's painting alumni and a solo exhibition that features the work of visual artist Victoria Fu. All three exhibitions highlight SCAD's dynamic painting department by showcasing the diverse work of students, alumni and the painting department's visiting artist at SCAD-Lacoste for Winter 2009.
Victoria Fu's "The Afterlife of Memory" will be on display April 2-29 at the Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St. The opening reception will be April 2, 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition explores Fu's interest in fictional histories and false nostalgia with new LCD videos imbedded in large locket-like sculptural works. In addition to being SCAD-Lacoste's visiting artist, Fu was a 2006 participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
The "2009 Senior B.F.A. Painting Exhibition," April 3-27 will be on display at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. This annual exhibition features work in a range of media by SCAD-Atlanta and SCAD-Savannah painting department seniors. These works explore traditional and contemporary methods of painting as well as new conceptual approaches. The exhibition and reception are in conjunction with the painting department's Open Studio Night, April 4, 5-8 p.m.
In honor of SCAD's 30th anniversary, the exhibitions department will host a painting alumni exhibition juried by members of the exhibitions department and current painting faculty, April 3-May 1 at the Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The exhibition will not only reflect on SCAD's outstanding alumni but also bring together an outstanding group of artists to exhibit new works that show their development over the course of their artistic careers. This exhibition and reception are also in conjunction with the painting department's Open Studio Night April 4.
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.