Press Release / July 31, 2012

SCAD presents "Room in My Head: Staging Psychological Spaces" at Gallery 1600

/Isaac Julien, "Glass House (Ten Thousand Waves)," Endura Ultra photograph, 70.87" x 94.49", 2010. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York./


SCAD is pleased to announce Room in My Head: Staging Psychological Spaces, a group exhibition at Gallery 1600, 1600 Peachtree Street, on display through Oct. 5. Room in My Head features contemporary photographers whose constructed, or manipulated, interiors present various states of mind.

The exhibition, artist reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public.

Room in My Head offers approaches to photographic practices that utilize constructed and imagined spaces to create emotionally charged imagery.

"This exhibition is an exceptional opportunity to showcase nationally and internationally acclaimed artists whose ingenuity and skillful manipulation of their craft have influenced several generations of photography and will inspire those looking toward the future of the field," says senior curator Melissa Messina.

Participating artists including Janine Antoni, Gregory Crewdson, Sarah Hobbs, Isaac Julien, Laura Letinsky, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Lori Nix, Laurie Simmons, and Mickalene Thomas, charge their constructed environments with a heightened sense of drama and suspense emphasizing particular vantage points, lighting, imaginative architecture, and symbolic and often unsettling references to the human psyche. These staged spaces serve as metaphors for our emotions, fears and imaginings, and blur boundaries between the real, the unreal, and the surreal.

This exhibition is being held in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Artist Panel Discussion with Sarah Hobbs, Laura Letinsky and Lori Nix moderated by Senior Curator Melissa Messina
Gallery 1600, 1600 Peachtree St., SCAD Atlanta: Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m.

Artist reception at the Gallery 1600 Thursday, Oct. 4, 6-7 p.m.

Gallery 1600
SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, Georgia
Now through Oct. 5, 2012
Gallery hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed

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