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SCAD to host free lectures, exhibits during deFINE ART, Feb. 21-25

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SCAD’s fine arts showcase

The Savannah College of Art and Design’s third annual fine arts showcase deFINECQ ART, taking place in Atlanta and at other SCAD campuses on Feb. 21-25, will honor New York conceptual artist Fred Wilson for his work and influence on contemporary art. All of the events are free.

Wilson will give deFINE ART’S keynote lecture at SCAD Atlanta at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Events Space, fourth floor, building C. Preceding Wilson’s address, also at the Events Space, will be a 5 p.m. Feb. 22 lecture by Nancy Spector, deputy director and chief curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, giving an overview of the Guggenheim’s recent Maurizio Cattelan retrospective.

Exhibits open during the SCAD showcase include:

  • Oceana,” photographs depicting the transformative nature of water by SCAD alumna Lisa M. Robinson, at Gallery See (thorough March 30). Robinson gives an Events Space talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.
  • Zander Blom’s “Place and Space,” recent paintings, drawings and photographs in which the artist explores different configurations of lines, shapes and forms, at Trois Gallery (through April 6).
  • “Singular-Plural,” a selection of re-worked industrial objects and works on paper by Dario Escobar highlighting form, function and concept (through April 13). Escobar speaks at Events Space at 7 p.m. Feb. 21.

SCAD Atlanta is at 1600 Peachtree St. N.E. For more information on deFINE ART 2012 programming, including a Wilson exhibit at the recently expanded and reopened 82,000-square-foot SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, visit www.scad.edu/defineart or www.scadmoa.org or call 912-525-4727. HOWARD POUSNER

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