Stephanie Howard, B.F.A. painting, Greenville, South Carolina, “2 Horses,” detail, pen on paper, 15.5" x 26.5", 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Stephanie Howard reception for exhibition: ‘Time and Place and Eternity’

Thursday, April 28, 2016

SCAD Museum of Art, Emerging Artist Gallery

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

Join us for a reception celebrating “Time and Place and Eternity,” an exhibition by SCAD alumna Stephanie Howard (B.F.A. painting). The exhibition, on view Tuesday, April 26, through Sunday, June 19, 2016, depicts an invented mythology of the South in intricate pen and ink renderings of human and animal characters and the dreamlike world they occupy. Howard synthesizes modern and imagined folklore heavily influenced by literary artists such as William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, as well as her artistic family, including Rev. Oliver Howard.

A South Carolina native, Howard’s work explores eternal themes of childhood and imagination within the particular culture and geography of the American South. Figures in Howard’s work occupy the liminal space between reality and legend, illuminated by intricate detail and overlapping patterns. Borrowing from techniques most commonly found in quilting traditions, Howard’s pen and ink drawings pay homage to the tatting and needlepoint of anonymous makers past. At once both fanciful and unsettling, Howard’s work emerges as a new perspective in a long tradition of visual storytelling and literary art. 

This exhibition is curated by guest curator Susan A. Laney.

Members reception: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Artists talk: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Museum hours:

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The reception and artist talk are free and open to the public. Visit scadmoa.org for more information.