Here are the arts exhibits in Savannah this week, September 30-Oct 5, 2012:
- “The Total Look” June 22-Oct. 7, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia. “The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton” celebrates the dynamic collaboration between the great fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, his model and muse Peggy Moffitt, and Moffitt’s late husband.
- “Lynda Benglis: Figures”. June 25 to Jan. 2, 2013 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia. “Figures,” consists of four large-scale cast aluminum wall hangings by pioneering American artist Lynda Benglis. The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.
- “Heaven or Las Vegas”. June 21-Oct. 14, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia. The SCAD Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition by artist Ivan Navarro. In “Heaven or Las Vegas,” Navarro has created a series of neon light wall sculptures based on the floor plans of 12 of the world’s best known skyscrapers, including the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, Lotte World Tower in Busan, and the Twin Towers in New York. These buildings were chosen not only for their ambitious innovations in design and engineering but also for the historical paradigm of the global spread of Western architecture. Through a positioned play of mirrors and light, viewers have the experience of looking up into the interior elevation of each building. Many of the actual buildings are more than 1,000 feet high. Within each work, Navarro has incorporated significant words or phrases like BURDEN, RHYME and PLUNDER, which echo through each structure’s illusory depth. The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.
- “Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now.”July 23-Nov. 18, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia. Showcases works from the Walter O. Evans Collection by acclaimed African American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in dialogue with contemporary artists who utilize the body as a primary focus.The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.
- “Performing Painting.” Aug. 17-Nov. 3 Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia. “Performing Painting” highlights two artists whose practice offers new perspectives on the act of painting with a focus on mark making and gesture. José Parlá and Wendy White have garnered critical attention for their large-scale, colorful paintings that are in dialogue with both urban visual language and fine art. Parlá studied in SCAD’s painting department from 1990-92, and White earned a B.F.A. in fibers from SCAD in 1993. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Thomas and Jeanne Townsend in memory of Alex Townsend.
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