MARCUS DUNN

Small Works - Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA, Nov. 16, 2017 - Jan. 13, 2018

SCAD presents "Small Works," an annual juried exhibition of work by SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff. All works are for sale and may be purchased for $400 or less. Artwork measures 18 inches or less in all dimensions and includes photography, painting, printmaking, jewelry, fibers, sculpture, artist books, ceramics and illustration.

Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5-7:30 p.m.

Gallery hours:
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, closed

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christopher Constas at cconstas@scad.edu at 912.525.4743, or Hillary Eustis at heustis@scad.edu at 912.525.4768.

www.scad.edu/calendar/exhibitions

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Open Studio Event - Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA, Oct. 27, 2017

Find your next statement piece at one of Savannah’s premier art sales events. Open Studio Night features the best in SCAD illustrationpaintingphotographyprintmaking and sculpture by the next big names in fine art. Enjoy live entertainment and hands-on demonstrations while browsing hundreds of original works for sale by SCAD students, faculty and alumni.

On-street parking outside Alexander Hall is limited. Bus transportation to and from Open Studio Night will loop between Alexander Hall, the SCAD Museum of Art and Pei Ling Chan Gallery, where the exhibition "Guo Pei: Couture Beyond" is on view, beginning Friday, Oct. 27. Routes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run until after the event.

Unable to make it? Visit Open Studio Night Friday, Nov. 3, at SCAD Atlanta to explore the amazing artwork created across SCAD locations.

For more information, email Chris Constas, SCAD Art Sales manager, at cconstas@scad.edu.

This event is free and open to the public.

www.scad.edu/calendar/exhibitions

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Marcus Dunn, Chapleau River 3, 2017, Acrylic on paper, 10" x 14"

On the Move - Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA, Jul. 27 - Aug. 27, 2017

SCAD presents "On the Move," a juried sales exhibition featuring SCAD alumni, faculty, staff and students. Participating artists considered the theme of movement from diverse perspectives, with work emerging in explorations of travel, vacation, dance, migration and exercise, as well as formal artworks concerned with rhythm, action and movement. The exhibition features artworks from an array of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, animationphotography and others.


Opening Reception: July 27, 2017, 5-7 p.m.


Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.


For more information, contact Christopher Constas at cconstas@scad.edu, 912.525.4743, or Hillary Eustis at heustis@scda.edu,912.525.4768.

Gutstein Gallery is located at 201 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401


www.scad.edu/calendar/exhibitions


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Going Home by Motorboat (St. Peters), 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 in.

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: Faces of Assimilation - Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA, Apr. 7-16, 2017

SCAD presents "Faces of Assimilation," a thesis exhibition by Marcus Dunn (M.F.A. painting). Dunn’s large-scale narrative paintings and intimate portraits explore cultural identity through the history of Native American boarding schools of the late 19th century. These schools sought to assimilate Native Americans into European-American society by stripping them of their cultural identity. The strictest example of this was created by U.S. Army officer Richard Henry Pratt, founder of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1879, who sought to "kill the Indian [in him] and save the man," a quote motivating Dunn’s thesis work. The boarding schools, originally created by religious organizations and missionaries, enforced racist ideologies of the time, and Native American students were given new names, barred from speaking their language and forced to convert to Christianity, among other abuses.

Dunn finds archival imagery in the Library of Congress and other sources to explore the trials and day-to-day happenings of the students coerced into this new way of life. Positioning himself as onlooker to historic moments, Dunn transforms these black and white photographs with muted tones and layers of translucent brushstrokes. It is through these works that the artist reconciles his personal struggles to maintain his cultural identity as a member of the Skaroreh Katenuaka Nation of Tuscarora Indians.

Marcus Dunn earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has exhibited his work at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe and Gutstein Gallery in Savannah.

Opening reception: Friday April 7, 2017, 6–8 p.m.

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Alexander Hall is located at 668 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401

www.scad.edu/calendar/exhibitions

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deFINE ART Student Showcase - Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA, Feb. 24, 2017


Join us for a reception celebrating "Student Showcase," an annual exhibition of graduate and undergraduate student artwork. Begin or grow your collection with pieces from a wide variety of disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography and ceramics. Meet the artists in their studios and enjoy live music and refreshments. All artwork is available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.


This reception is part of deFINE ART 2017, held Feb. 21–24 at SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. DeFINE ART is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries.


Alexander Hall is located at 668 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401

http://www.scad.edu/defineart2017/events

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Small Works - Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA, Nov. 17, 2016 - Jan. 21, 2017


Join us for a reception celebrating “Small Works,” an annual juried exhibition of artwork by SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff on view Nov. 16, 2016, through Jan. 21, 2017.


All works are for sale and measure 18 inches or less in all dimensions. The majority of the art can be purchased for less than $400 per piece, and the exhibition includes photographypaintingprintmakingjewelryfiberssculpture, artist books, ceramics and illustration.

Gallery hours:
• Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, closed

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christopher Constas at cconstas@scad.edu, 912.525.4743, or Hillary Eustis at heustis@scda.edu, 912.525.4768.

Gutstein Gallery is located at 201 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

www.scad.edu/calendar/exhibitions

Johnie Williams and Marcus Dunn attend Small Works. Photo courtesy of Zack Federbush.

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Open Studio Event - Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA, Oct. 21, 2016


Check out Open Studio Night and see what SCAD painting students have been up to. View work from talented students, explore individual studio spaces, and enjoy live music and refreshments at this annual event.


Open Studio Night showcases the best in SCAD painting and printmaking, and gives you exclusive access to up-and-coming artists. Choose from hundreds of original works of art by SCAD students and alumni on display and available for purchase. Open Studio Night is free and open to the public.

Alexander Hall is located at 668 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401

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Chelsie Liberati and Marcus Dunn attend Open Studio Event. Photo courtesy of Zack Federbush.

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MEMBERS ONLY: An Exhibition of Art Rise Proportions - Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA, Sept. 23 - Oct. 1, 2017


Non-Fiction Gallery and Art Rise Savannah were proud to present the Fall 2016 members show,  MEMBERS ONLY: An Exhibition of Art Rise Proportions. Comprised of the work of our supporters, both local and abroad, this show demonstrated the wide talents of our members and the variety of works they create. 


The reception was from 6-9PM. We were incredibly proud to be giving back to those who give to us! 

This reception was free and open to the public.

Non-Fiction Gallery is located at 1522 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

www.nonfictiongallery.com

Members Only installation. Photo courtesy of Kayla Goggin.