February 21 – July 16, 2017
Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 6–7 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art presents “Roots,” an exhibition of recent artworks first exhibited in Miami, FL in December 2016 during Art Basel Miami Beach at The National YoungArts Foundation by Savannah College of Art & Design painting alumnus José Parlá.
The exhibition explores the artist’s relationships to the rich contexts of cities he’s visited and the experiences that shaped his practice. Grounded in Parlá’s personal first generation Cuban American immigrant family story and an ever evolving practice that concerns elsewhere communities and their contribution to America, Roots offers a new visual relationship with its pictorially contemplative environment to consider connections between local history, one’s past, present, and the future; to imagine or ever create one’s own universal truth and personal harmony now more than ever.
The exhibition is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions.
Exhibition Location Address:
SCAD Museum of Art,
Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401