Join museum curators and exhibiting artists for a gallery talk to celebrate the opening of two solo exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art: "Temporal" by Miya Ando and "Other Situations" by Liliana Porter.
The gallery talk is led by Storm Janse Van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions, and Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions. An Argentinian wine tasting follows the talk, hosted by the Consulate General of Argentina in Atlanta, in the presence of General Consul Jorge López Menardi.
New York-based artist Miya Ando explores images and materials and their associative cultural significance. Her exhibition brings together three significant works and series made of wood, steel and silk chiffon. "Temporal" underscores the artist’s interest in the contrasts between the steadfast and the ephemeral, the secular and the spiritual. "Temporal" is on view Aug. 17, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018.
Liliana Porter is best known for her photographs and installations exploring the conflicting boundaries between reality and fiction and the ways in which images are circulated and consumed. Selected works feature anonymous miniature figurines confronted with overwhelming tasks as a metaphor for the burden of labor and domesticity; others present icons such as Joan of Arc and Che Guevara as their legacies are reduced to representations in cheap, everyday merchandise. "Other Situations" is on view Aug. 17, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018.
The gallery talk and wine tasting are free and open to the public.