Published: Feb 1, 2011
Photo by: Courtesy of the artist.
"Decoys" is an example of tape-based sculptures created by Mark Jenkins.
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The Savannah College of Art and Design and 3M have collaborated to bring five whimsical and thought-provoking works by installation artist Mark Jenkins to SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta today through Feb. 14. The figurative pieces, made out of the ubiquitous material Scotch Packaging Tape is a specialty of the artist, who is known for his public works around the world.
Three of the five sculptures "Scotch Off The Roll Sculpture #1-3" will be located in SCAD Atlanta's Hub, 1600 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. "Scotch Off The Roll Sculpture #4" will be located at the university-owned and operated Gryphon Tea Room, 337 Bull St., and "Scotch Off The Roll Sculpture #5," within the Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St., in Savannah.
While at the sculpture sites, viewers will have the opportunity to "check in" through the location-based mobile platform Foursquare
, and, by doing so, assist student scholarship funding. If the sculptures receive 500 check-ins through Feb. 14, then the SCAD School of Fine Arts
and sculpture department
will receive a $10,000 donation on behalf of Scotch Brand.
Additionally, through Feb. 28, national participants can compete for a $5,000 cash prize from the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, sponsored by 3M; the contest celebrates creators and enthusiasts of packing tape sculpture. Visit offtherollcontest.com
to get tips and techniques, view and vote on sculptures and enter to win.
The Gryphon Tea Room, housed in an adapted turn-of-the-century pharmacy, serves tea, coffee, sodas and light meals. Students, as well as locals and tourists, relax in the tea room while admiring the antique furnishings. Fourteen original stained glass windows with a mortar and pestle motif convey the original purpose of the shop. The Gryphon Tea Room is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sundays. For more information, call 912.525.5880.
Home of the painting and printmaking departments, and housing approximately 90 private graduate studios, Alexander Hall Gallery hosts rotating exhibitions and open studio days for students to show and sell their work. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit to scadexhibitions.com
Read the Savannah Morning News article
about this exhibition.