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Tom Burr,
Tom Burr, "No Access," aluminum frames with a polished, tinted steel face, 2015. Courtesy of Bortolami, New York.

Tom Burr

No Access
Dec. 14, 2017 - Sept. 17, 2018

SCAD Museum of Art presents "No Access," a large-scale outdoor installation by artist Tom Burr. The artist draws contextual links to urban aesthetics and subcultures, minimalist art and avant-garde film.

For "No Access," Burr assembled 18 highly polished, darkened mirrors — inspired by Claude glasses — used by the 17th- and 18th-century-landscape painters to select views in nature. With this public work, Burr comments on the dark, glossy surfaces that mediate our social interactions and vision in the touch-screen era while creating a unique spatial experience that leads visitors through a landscape of puzzling reflections.

Tom Burr's work has been collected by major museums internationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; mumok, Vienna, Austria; the New York Public Library, New York; Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen, Germany; Sammlung Verbund, Vienna; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; FRAC, Champagne Ardenne, France; FRAC, Nord-Pas de Calais, France; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, among others.

"No Access" is curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is part of SCAD deFINE ART 2018, held Feb. 20-23 at university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. SCAD deFINE ART is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries.

Support for SCAD deFINE ART 2018 has been generously provided by Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee as well as the Mexican Consulate General in Atlanta.