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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