Monday, July 25, 2016

SCAD MOA Thursday, July 28, 5:30

'Communicating Images' A Conversation with Hobbs, Sanders and Curry
July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join visiting artists Sarah Hobbs and Aint–Bad founding editors Carson Sanders and Taylor Curry in a conversation about their current exhibitions at the Pinnacle Gallery and the SCAD Museum of Art. Moderated by SCAD professor of art history Lisa Jaye Young, the artists will discuss their use of photography as a means to portray personal identity and lived experience through exhibitions, publications and online platforms.

Susan A. Laney, curator of the Aint–Bad exhibition “Aint–Bad: Vision to Reality,” will also contribute to the conversation.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Iceland Exhibition opening, Friday, July 22

Raðljóst is Icelandic for 'just enough light to get by on.' For this body of work, Mary Ella Jourdak (B.F.A., photography, 2012) has built a collection of breathtaking imagery of the chilling beauty of Iceland. Please join us in welcoming her and her photographs to The Butcher Gallery, 19 East Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia. Reception is Friday, July 22 from 7-10pm with complimentary refreshments. Exhibition runs through September 5, 2016.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mark Dorf Kickstarter Campaign

Help alum, Mark Dorf, publish his book, Translations, with, alum owned, Aint-Bad Magazine. The book features two of his series, //_PATH and Emergence, and a wonderful essay by Jonathan Blaustein. Dorf is asking for help with the cost of publishing though Kickstarter. Please consider making a donation! Tons of great rewards -- or if you can't make a donation right now, consider sharing the link! 


The landscape is a familiar place to everyone whether you grew up climbing trees, you’ve summited Mount Everest, or if you prefer to look at it from afar  – everyone has some connection to the area that exists outside of our major urban centers. I find the landscape to be the perfect platform to develop and reveal complex and abstract ideas because of this familiarity. The landscape invites the viewer into familiar space that then allows for further exploration of the altered world that I have provided for them.
TRANSLATIONS is a photo book published by Aint–Bad that includes two series, //_PATH and Emergence. //_PATH examines how contemporary technology affects the ways in which we see and interact with our surroundings in our day to day – how does our infinite connectivity change and transform the way in which we see and understand our environment? Emergence, created while an artist in residence at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, looks at the way we use science to translate our world into quantifiable parts to better understand the whole of our existence.
Where these two bodies of work come together is that they both dissect translations of our world. The photograph that you see on your personal device is not the actual moment that is being pictured, it is an abstracted and limited version made for your record. The data sets that have been accrued over the passed forty years by the devoted ecologist, is not the landscape from which it was mined, but rather a numerical version of it. It is only through these abstractions though, whether that is through consumer technology or complex scientific data collection, that we are able to reveal new information that would otherwise go unseen to the human eye.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

REAL-PHOTO Call for Entries

Sponsored by FotoFocus, REAL-PHOTO is one of two companion exhibitions to be produced by Manifest to explore theFotoFocus Biennial theme "Photography, The Undocument".

From photography’s earliest inception into the culture at large, there was a recognition of both the artistic and scientific potentials of the medium. Within the art camp there was a push to validate photography’s role as ART by producing photographs that emulated the High Art of painting and drawing, peaking (possibly) with the Pictorialism Movement. At the opposite end were those who saw photography as a tool for ‘straight’, objective, representation—celebrating the photograph’s inherent characteristics as unique and valid in their own right.

This exhibit seeks works that are made through the photographic process exclusively, but which appear to not be photographic in nature, at least at first glance. While we are eager to discover just what artists are making that could qualify, we imagine submissions could include, but not be limited to, manipulated film, photograms, abstracted digital photographic imagery, direct emulsion exposure, photo-transfers, historical and alternative processes, and the like.

The two companion exhibitions presented by Manifest for the FotoFocus Biennial each explore the biennial-wide concept from different aspects of 'undocument' or 'untruth'. Real-photo takes the common media involved in photography but presents resulting artwork that one may not suspect is photographic in nature, further expressing the boundaries of everyday assumptions, and cultural memes. Photo-real takes non-photographic media and reveals how it can do many of the same things as photography, deepening the consideration of the 'undocumented'. (The call for works for Photo-REAL can be found here.)

Real-photo calls for artists to submit works in any photographic media. There is no limitation on subject matter for this project. However, works must appear to be non-photographic in nature.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be the kick-off event for Manifest's 13th season, and will coincide with the community-wide Walk on Woodburn, and the month-long region-wide FotoFocus Biennial. Five gallery spaces at Manifest will feature work in this exhibit, the companion Real-photo exhibition of photography, and more.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Reception for "Aint-Bad: Vision to Reality" June 23, 6:30-8 p.m.

Jack Addis, “Jean-Michel Basquiat,” digital collage, 2011.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Join us for a reception celebrating “Aint–Bad: Vision to Reality” the multimedia exhibition profiling the archive and lineage of Aint–Bad, a multiplatform photographic publisher based in Savannah and founded by SCAD alumni.

“Aint–Bad: Vision to Reality” highlights the publisher’s thoughtfully curated editions, exploring the organization’s development from a singular vision and idea at its 2011 inception to the impressive brand it is today. The exhibition includes a selection of photographic works by SCAD alumni who have been profiled by Aint–Bad, as well as publications produced by the brand in the last five years.

Aint–Bad supports a worldwide, progressive community of artists through the publication of fresh photography and writing in its independent journals, books, web-based forum and exhibitions. Working from the premise that photography is at the core of how our world and communities connect, Aint–Bad produces curated publications, each with a particular cultural theme or set of observations. Through various endeavors, the collective has created publications featuring artists from around the globe, including many SCAD alumni.

Founded by SCAD graduates Carson Sanders (B.F.A. photography), Taylor Curry (B.F.A. photography), Caroline McElhinny (B.F.A. photography), Caitie Moore (B.F.A. photography) and James Jackman (B.F.A. photography) while they still attended the university, Aint–Bad has received several accolades and acknowledgments since its genesis. In 2014, the directors were invited to exhibit images from Aint–Bad’s “The American South” issue at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, as well as represent Georgia at the Southeast Arts Presenters Summit at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Aint–Bad was also invited to launch the issue “Self-ie” at the Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store in New York City in 2015, and was selected as an exhibitor at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair in 2016.

Sanders and Curry continue to direct Aint–Bad today. As directors, they have been participants and portfolio reviewers at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2015, and in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2016, as well as at Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2015. Most recently, they were guest lecturers at the University of Georgia in Athens in Spring 2016.

SCAD art history professor Lisa Jaye Young also contributes to shaping the editorial voice of the initiative.

This exhibition is curated by guest curator Susan A. Laney.

Artist conversation: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Museum hours:
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibition, panel discussion and reception are free and open to the public. Transportation will loop between the SCAD Museum of Art and Pinnacle Gallery beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sales associates needed at shopSCAD

We are currently looking for 4 students/alum for positions immediately available at shopSCAD. We are seeking creative, energetic individuals with a love for SCAD. Duties include but are not limited to - sales, merchandising, meeting with artists, managing inventory, visiting with customers on the sales floor. Send resumes directly to Victoria C. Gildersleeve at

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Trice Megginson, MFA exhibit and reception

Trice Megginson
Reconstructing the Narrative
Illuminating Savannah's Civil Rights History

June 3-6, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday June 3rd, 6-9pm
1522 Bull Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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