Hear Gabriela Rangel lecture on deFINE ART honoree Carlos Cruz-Diez

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017


Atlanta, GA

173 14th St. NE

SCAD presents a lecture by Gabriela Rangel, director of visual arts and chief curator for the Americas Society, on the career and impact of deFINE ART 2017 honoree Carlos Cruz-Diez. Known and revered for his groundbreaking color theory and philosophies developed and refined over more than seven decades, Cruz-Diez has spent a lifetime researching how to translate the world of emotion into the realm of color.  Rangel will discuss the French-Venezuelan artist's oeuvre and influence around the world.

Cruz-Diez’s exhibition "Chroma" is on view at the SCAD Museum of Art, Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, May 7, 2017.   

About Carlos Cruz-Diez
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1923, the artist has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. Along with Jesús Rafael Soto and Alejandro Otero, Cruz-Diez is considered one of Venezuela’s modernist masters and, moreover, is a major international protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Op art, a movement that encourages "an awareness of the instability of reality." His body of work has established him as one of the key 20th-century thinkers in the realm of color. Cruz-Diez’s research has contributed to a new way of understanding color phenomena in art, greatly expanding its perceptual universe. In his works, Cruz-Diez shows that through interaction with the viewer, color becomes an autonomous, evolving reality, devoid of anecdotes, which develops in real time and space.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Security policy: All patrons entering SCAD performance venues are subject to search and may be screened by security staff. No large bags, purses or backpacks are permitted inside the venues, and small bags are subject to search. Firearms of any kind are prohibited on SCAD property. SCAD reserves the right to refuse items that may cause a danger or disruption to the event or to other patrons. Any patron who declines to be searched or is in possession of prohibited items may be denied entry or ejected from the facility.

This event is part of deFINE ART 2017, held Feb. 21–24 at SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. DeFINE ART is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries.