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Ellen Gallagher: Ice or Salt
Ellen Gallagher, "DeLuxe" (detail), portfolio of 60 etchings with photogravure, tattoo engraving, aquatint, silkscreen, offset lithography, collage and plasticine sculptural additions, 2004-05. Copyright Ellen Gallagher. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Ellen Gallagher

Ice or Salt
Sept. 10, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014

The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Ice or Salt," an exhibition of iconic and recent works by artist Ellen Gallagher. This presentation offers an original and focused look at the artist's gridded forms, as well as her use of incision and excision to extend the centrifugal aspect of her mapping.

Serving as an anchor in this conversation is Gallagher's tour de force, "DeLuxe," an epic suite of 60 "pages" that exists within but also expands the two-dimensional painting field with its incorporation of painting, sculpture, drawings and pirated prints.

The inclusion of large scale "Watery Ecstatic" wig maps and Gallagher's two-sided drawings from her series "Morphia" collectively mesh to form an ecology in which many of her ideas about advertising, natural history, science fiction, music and popular culture are activated and made tactile.

Reception: Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., as part of the SCAD Savannah gallery hop

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

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