Published: Nov 4, 2010
See work by SCAD alumnus Jim Lind (left) and SCAD illustration professor Richard Krepel (right) at SCAD Gallery in Hong Kong.
HONG KONG-SCAD presents "The Poetry of Classical Hymns
," an exhibition featuring illustrations by professor Richard Krepel (M.F.A., illustration, 1996), and "City of Exile
," digital composite photographs by SCAD alumnus Jim Lind (B.F.A., photography, 2010) at SCAD Gallery, 2/F, 30-32 Wyndham Street, Central. The exhibitions are free and open to the public now through Jan. 15, 2011.
"The Poetry of Classical Hymns" is a collection of illustrations by SCAD illustration professor Richard Krepel. The exhibition showcases a selection of digital prints originating from a collaborative book project that featured interpretations of selected hymns. These works capture the beauty in Krepel's line, composition and illustrative style, which complements the universal themes of joy, magnificence and spiritual wonder represented in the series.
Krepel has two B.F.A. degrees and an M.F.A., and has worked as an illustrator on a national level for the past 30 years-and as a professor at SCAD for the past 17 years. His work has been featured on the covers of Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report; posters and programs for the New York City Ballet; and corporate imagery for Fortune 500 companies.
"City of Exile" depicts sparsely populated dark and desolate cinematic landscapes wrought with destruction and ruin. As a metaphor for human resilience, Lind's figures emerge from these scenes with physical momentum or are captured in warm, theatrical light suggesting hopefulness, adaptation and perseverance. "The images present a tangible hopefulness that is inherent in all grim situations. Like any of the dark periods in our long history, this too will pass," said Lind.
Lind earned a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2010. Prior to graduation, he interned and assisted Annie Leibovitz in New York City. His art has appeared in group exhibitions in Savannah, Georgia, and France. Lind has won several awards, including first place at the Emerging Professional for the National DPP photo competition and a gold ADDY.
SCAD Gallery 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. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
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