SAVANNAH, Ga., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will unveil "Chaos Concepción," a permanent, monumental sculpture by internationally renowned artist Jedd Novatt, on Friday, April 28, 2017. The sculpture will be installed in the Alex Townsend Courtyard at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia.
"Chaos Concepción" is the second Jedd Novatt sculpture that has been donated to the university. A work from Novatt's Chaos Series, "Chaos Mundaka," is installed on the front green of the SCAD Atlanta campus. "Chaos Pacific," an exhibition of 15 monotypes by the artist, is on display at the SCAD Museum of Art through June 4. Novatt's sculptures have been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia, including Sotheby's prestigious annual exhibition "Beyond Limits" at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Novatt's work is also represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide.
"The roots of SCAD's friendship with Jedd Novatt run deep," says SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. "In Lacoste, SCAD's European home, Jedd completed his formal arts education, prior to the establishment of SCAD Lacoste, where students now learn every quarter. His sculpture 'Chaos Mundaka' stands proudly on the lawn of SCAD Atlanta on Peachtree Street, where it's been viewed by millions. This spring SCAD continues its strong tradition of sharing public art with our communities around the world with another Jedd Novatt sculpture, this time, at the SCAD Museum of Art in the Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard, the new home of 'Chaos Concepción.'"
Novatt's "Chaos" series explores the internal and external dynamics of space, with works that seemingly defy gravity in effortless, kinetic ways. His fixed-motion sculptures push boundaries and challenge expectations by creating a unique aesthetic through the use of lines and borders to sculpt a space more than a material. Novatt is known for using the raw qualities of materials, such as stainless steel or bronze, to magnify their own notions of purity, power, permanence or stoicism.
The unveiling will take place during a dedication ceremony on Friday, April 28 at 5:30pm hosted by President Paula Wallace. The event is free and open to the public.
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About the SCAD Museum of Art
The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum established to enrich education of SCAD students and attract and delight visitors from around the world. Introducing new exhibitions every academic quarter, the museum showcases work by a range of highly acclaimed professional artists, inspiring and challenging students across disciplines to push the boundaries of their creative practice.
The SCAD Museum of Art was recognized with the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, named one of CNN's 11 coolest buildings in North America and earned the National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award. The museum houses the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies, a multidisciplinary center for the study, understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and literature.
The SCAD Museum of Art has received support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, as well as gifts and grants from numerous family foundations, corporations and individuals. Foundation donors include the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Georgia Power Foundation, Hallmark Foundation, J.C. Lewis Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Support has also come from a range of corporations, including 1600 Peachtree, THA Group, Latham & Watkins, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, ArKay, Carver Community Development Corporation and T.W. Lord & Associates.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in 43 majors. SCAD also offers minors in more than 70 disciplines. With 32,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD is known as a thought leader, preparing graduates for professional success.
At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of nearly 13,000 students, from across the United States and over 100 countries. SCAD's innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources. Curricular collaborations with companies and organizations including Google and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) affirm the professional currency SCAD champions in its degree programs.
The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including five consecutive years of No. 1 rankings for the undergraduate interior design program by Design Intelligence, 2015 ranking among the top five universities in the Americas and Europe by Red Dot, and the No. 1 graduate fashion program in the U.S. as determined by London-based Business of Fashion.
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