Pierre Gonnord, "Hattie," digital C-print, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.
Pierre Gonnord, "Hattie," digital C-print, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

Receptions for Pierre Gonnord and Wendell Castle exhibitions

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

SCAD Museum of Art,

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

The SCAD Museum of Art, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, Georgia, presents a new series of photographs by French photographer Pierre Gonnord. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, the artist conducted a three-month residency in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Through the faces and landscapes encountered, "Portraying the South" captures a glimpse into the soul of the Deep South, offering a timeless, unclassifiable, explosive and riveting portrayal of the American Southeast.

In "Wandering Forms, Works from 1959-1979," Wendell Castle’s exploration of form and function blurs the boundaries between art, craft and design and has changed the way we look at furniture today.  The first major investigation into his iconic and groundbreaking early work in more than 20 years, this exhibition surveys the renowned American designer’s wood and fiberglass objects and presents related materials from his archives.

The exhibitions and reception are free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.