Summer Wheat, M.F.A. painting, 2005, "Boots in Grass," detail, acrylic on aluminum wire mesh, 68" x 48", 2016. Image courtesy of Etienne Frossard.

Gallery talk for exhibition: 'Noble Metal'

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Trois Gallery

Atlanta, GA

1600 Peachtree St.

Join us for a gallery talk with SCAD alumna Summer Wheat (M.F.A., painting, 2005), who will discuss her exhibition "Noble Metal" at Trois Gallery. Known for pushing the boundaries of the paint medium, Wheat presents two new sculptural works along with new "tapestries" — figurative works in which the artist pushes paint through wire mesh, creating rich, fiber-like surfaces. This gallery talk is facilitated by Alexandra Sachs, executive director of SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and Atlanta Exhibitions. 

About Summer Wheat 
Wheat, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, earned a B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 and an M.F.A. from SCAD in 2005. Her work has been included in museum exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, and the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, among others. Her solo exhibition "Pry the Lid Off" was presented at the Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City in 2016.

The exhibition is curated by Ben Tollefson, assistant curator of SCAD exhibitions.

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

This exhibition 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.