“The Exquisite Corpse”

The “Exquisite Corpse” show was a group exhibition featuring collaborative drawings initiated and overseen by The Savannah College of Art and Design Painting Department visiting artist Michael Scoggins. The reception was held at Mr. Beast Gallery the weekend of Thursday, February 24th 7-10pm and it was very successful! We were able to raise close to 2,000$ for the West Broad YMCA.

The Exquisite Corpse drawings are a mix of colorful humor and a particularly captivating peculiarity; a trifold drawing that 3 different artists work on individually and not seeing what the artist before had drawn. It is traditionally oriented in three sections as ‘head’, ‘torso’ and ‘legs’ So you end up with some rather interesting compositions once completed and the buyer of these pieces get three artists for the price of one! The exquisite corpse has been around a long time but the surrealist painters made it especially popular during their time. The collaborative nature of this project fostered an extraordinary sense of community among its participants and the result was a body of close to 500 humorous drawings.

We priced each drawing at $20 to make them affordable for everyone, to bring the entire community together and to raise as much funding as possible. The show brought many different members of our community together and was a great experience for all and was a great event!!

To check out more about the talented and well-known Michael Scoggins, our Visiting Artist for the term, please visit either site bellow.

http://www.facebook.com/greenwaffle

http://www.re-title.com/artists/MICHAEL-SCOGGINS.asp

To learn more about the West Broad YMCA, a center that works to rebuild its community and houses a variety of enrichment and recreation programs for the children of the Chatham County Savannah district.

http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/


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