Published: Jun 7, 2010
Exhibition features original work by more than 20 SCAD artists
Artist credit: Peter Leix, Ann Arbor, Mich., undergraduate photography student, "Road of Man," archival inkjet print.
HONG KONG—SCAD, the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, presents "Forward Motion
," a new multimedia exhibition featuring original artwork by more than 20 SCAD student, professor and alumni artists, at SCAD Gallery, 2/F, 30-32 Wyndham Street, Central, June 8-July 31. An opening reception is scheduled for June 8, 6-8 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
"Forward Motion" complements the courses of study that will be offered at SCAD Hong Kong beginning in September, featuring photography, painting, graphic design, motion media, animation and sculpture, among other media.
“The theme of "Forward Motion" is a metaphor for the university’s continued momentum and its place as a cutting-edge art and design university for the 21st century,” noted SCAD Senior Curator Melissa Messina. “Many pieces in the show evoke the concept of travel and respond to the landscape. Some are more formal investigations of and dialogs with the process of art making; others make pointed references to communication in the age of information. There is also a literal interpretation as executed in the projection component of the exhibition, with several newly created motion media pieces by students and professors.”
“Road of Man,” a vintage-styled piece created by SCAD undergraduate photography candidate Peter Leix captures the constantly evolving confrontation between man and nature. “The subjects of my photographs gesture in ways that demonstrate a struggle with the world in which they exist. Nature figures as unruly and starkly beautiful, and ultimately brutal and unforgiving. In my work, I aim to create a relationship between image and viewer that depends on how the details of each image emerge and seize the viewer’s attention.”
"Cognitive Moves,” a sculpture created from a mannequin torso and covered in clippings from Chinese newspapers with a lacquered bicycle wheel protruding from its head, suggests travel, but more potently alludes to communication and the speed at which we process information. “The piece, to me, explores the processes of perception, memory, judgment, reasoning, emotion and will,” explained John Waters, chair of the SCAD graphic design department and the creator of the piece.
SCAD Gallery, one of the newest additions to Central’s art district, presents rotating exhibitions of the very best work by SCAD students, professors, alumni and renowned visiting artists whose talent is shaping and giving rise to new creative dialogues about contemporary art and design. SCAD Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
SCAD will open SCAD Hong Kong
at the former North Kowloon Magistracy Building in September. SCAD Hong Kong courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SCAD Hong Kong will offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees, pending U.S. approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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