Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced the 9th annual SCAD deFINE ART honorees, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, along with featured artists: Tom Burr, Pia Camil, Mariana Castillo Deball, Yang Fudong, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Paola Pivi, Melissa Spitz, Lily van der Stokker and Wendy White. SCAD deFINE ART is one of the university's annual signature events featuring exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlight emerging and established artists and visionaries. SCAD deFINE ART runs February 20-23, 2018 at award-winning museum and university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia.
SCAD Atlanta presents Loves, an exhibition by Wendy White that explores the boundaries of painting with nontraditional materials such as inkjet-printed canvas, vinyl signage and deconstructed denim jeans. In the exhibition, the artist mines the aesthetics of the gas station chain Love's Travel Stops, reflecting on the optimism of the company's name and finding a parallel to the experience of the American road trip and the myth of Manifest Destiny. The exhibition comprises new work from White’s Fotobild, Jeans, and Sculptures series, and features a site-specific immersion of vibrant color.
The exhibition creates an architecture-transforming space, playing off the quirkiness of the gallery's floor plan. In addition to individual artworks on view, the installation includes a Jofa seating area complete with handmade books and suspended dibonds, with floors and walls fully carpeted in Love's signature yellow.