>  SCAD Museum of Art hosts gallery talk series
Jan. 22, 2013
Senior curator Melissa Messina presents
Senior curator Melissa Messina presents "Stretching the Limits," as part of the SCAD Museum of Art's "Look Again," gallery talk series.

SCAD Museum of Art invites visitors to take a closer look at its exhibitions during "Look Again," an ongoing series of gallery talks led by each exhibit's curator. Gallery talks are slated for Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, from 6-6:30 p.m., at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Senior curator Melissa Messina presents, "Stretching the Limits," an exhibit that challenges perspectives on traditional mediums with the use of fibers on canvas that give an illusion of painted art. Since 2008, Messina has curated several solo exhibitions for artists such as Chakaia Booker, Nick Cave and Whitfield Lovell. She has also served as national program director for ArtTable and guest curator for the opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Curator Erin Dziedzic discusses "Damian Ortega: Belo Horizonte Project," a complete presentation of works drawing attention to the marriage of architectural design and the natural environment. Dziedzic curated the SCAD group exhibition "Why Go Anywhere Else?" which toured major museums and galleries throughout Serbia and Montenegro. Her 2010 curatorial project "The Masquers," exhibited at the P.P.O.W Gallery in New York City and was reviewed in The New York Times.

The final lecture, "Angel Otero: Material Discovery," presented by chief curator Isolde Brielmaier, Ph.D., explores works created on glass, which are then hung on canvas, offering a fresh take on the art of painting. Former Guggenheim Museum fellow Brielmaier, is also an accomplished author, professor and art program developer. She has been profiled and noted for her work in The New York Times and Vogue Italia, and has also appeared on NY1 News, NBC "New York Nightly News" and NPR.

Designed to provide deeper insight into the artworks and artists of current exhibitions, each gallery talk is open to the public with the cost of museum admission and free for SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members with valid ID.

Talks are limited to 30 guests and sign-up begins 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled time at the museum's front desk.

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