Published: Apr 13, 2010
“Encore Series” exhibition showcases the exceptional work of Lucha Rodriguez, printmaking department in Atlanta, and Bai Yang Qiu, metals and jewelry department in Savannah.
ATLANTA—The SCAD exhibitions and graduate studies departments present the fourth annual "Encore Series
" exhibition honoring the two juried finalists from the top M.F.A. thesis exhibitions of the past year. This installment showcases the exceptional work of Bai Yang Qiu of the metals and jewelry department in Savannah and Lucha Rodriguez of the printmaking department in Atlanta.
Qui creates jewelry inspired sculptural pieces that reference iconic emblems and notions of consumerism. In her artist statement, she wrote, "In our day-to-day lives, excessive choice and quantity await us relying on the very things we choose to ignore, discard and overlook. As one of the billions of consumers, my work presents an understanding of everyday life as it is influenced by mass media."
Rodriguez, whose work is currently on display at SCAD’s new Hong Kong gallery and exhibition space, creates prints and wall installations of organic, abstract forms that reference the internal body. She said, "The aim of this work is to explore the various definitions and conceptions of the ‘internal,’ not only as related to the human body but also its relationship to the mind. It defines and constructs a place for meditation, creativity and self-examination, all actions encompassing private dialogue that claims the body as an intimate private space."
"SCAD is pleased to be able to highlight such talent in the prominent ACA Gallery of SCAD in the Woodruff Arts Center. This exhibition offers additional exposure to these two students whose work represents the best of M.F.A. thesis work being made at the university," said Senior Curator Melissa Messina.
April 9-May 2
Reception: Thursday, April 15, 6-8 p.m.
ACA Gallery of SCAD
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St.
- Monday, Closed
- Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.scadexhibitions.com