Published: Oct 3, 2011
John Akomfrah, "Mnemosyne," film still, 2010.
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The Savannah College of Art and Design, a private, nonprofit, accredited institution will host a gallery hop Friday, Oct. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., inviting students, professors, staff and the community to attend. Showcased artworks include film, large-scale paintings, bold collages and sculptures, and hauntingly beautiful black and white photography.
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 listed below. The event is free and open to the public. The SCAD gallery hop features:
Trenton Doyle Hancock: "We Done All We Could And None Of It's Good"
- Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
- On display through Nov. 15, 2011
- Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
- Artist and guest curator gallery talk, Friday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m.
Through practices that span painting, drawing, collage and the performing arts, internationally acclaimed Texas-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock invites viewers to enter an invented mythological world populated by characters in conflict. The exhibition Trenton Doyle Hancock: "We Done All We Could And None Of It's Good
" features new and select works in which the artist's epic narrative continues to unfold, interweaving a broad array of personal, cultural and art historical influences. Curated by David Norr, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art, Tampa, Florida.
Shinique Smith: "Enchantment"
- Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.
- On display through Oct. 7, 2011
- Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
A solo exhibition by Shinique Smith, "Enchantment
" features the artist's bold paintings, collages and sculptures. The exhibition highlights Smith's lively pastiche of design and fashion motifs as well as forms, textures and colors inspired by the city landscape.
John Akomfrah: "Mnemosyne"
- Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
- Oct. 5-Nov. 18, 2011
- Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Artist gallery talk, Friday, Oct. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
"Mnemosyne" is a recent work by seminal filmmaker John Akomfrah. Akomfrah's unique and genre-defying story about chance, fate and redemption, "Mnemosyne
" is a modern recasting of Homer's epic "The Odyssey" as a "song cycle" on journeys, on migration, on memory and the power of elegy. The installation questions memory and suggests the possibility for endless re-interpretation of historical events by interweaving archival footage from BBC television, film and sound archives from 1960-81, with contemporary 'portraits' and extracts of new work filmed in a remote snowy landscape.
Craig Stevens: "Edda: Images of Iceland"
- Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.
- Oct. 7 - 28, 2011
- Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
features black and white and color photographs selected from Stevens' series shot while traveling throughout Iceland. The works take on both a naturalistic and poetic point of view, moving beyond pure documentation to reveal the majestic power of this enigmatic landscape. The initiation of the Iceland project was made possible with the support of a Presidential Fellowship from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
shopSCAD, 340 Bull St.
- Oct. 1-31, 2011
- Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
presents a new body of work by SCAD Atlanta painting professor Kent Knowles. His current work reflects an interest in the technical aspects of traditional painting as well as the expressive qualities of figure, pattern and design.
Working Class Studio, 235 West Boundary St.
Working Class Studio
is SCAD's product development division. In addition to its extensive line of home decor, gift and stationery items designed by SCAD artists, the studio also creates a range of SCAD-branded product. To coincide with SCAD's October Gallery Hop, Working Class Studio is co-presenting a fall clearance merchandise sale with the university's bookstore, Ex Libris. Enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent on SCAD-branded apparel, gifts and stationery items.
For more information about the SCAD gallery hop, visit scad.edu/exhibitions