Abel Macias, B.F.A., illustration, 2002, “A Pink Sky,” oil on canvas, 46″ x 64″, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Join the SCAD Museum of Art for an artist talk examining “All at Once in Every Place,” an exhibition by SCAD alumnus Abel Macias (B.F.A., illustration, 2002) on view Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, Emerging Artist Annex
601 Turner Blvd.
“All at Once in Every Place” includes recent large- and small-scale oil paintings in which Macias imaginatively interprets the natural world. During his travels throughout the Southwest, Macias found inspiration in the landscape: palms, cacti, sunsets, boulders and various desert land formations are all subject to his artistic exploration. These elements are transcribed and transformed in bright hues and tactile surfaces. A uniting motif in the works is the portal. The artist uses variations of pulsating arched lines as an abstracted portal, which serves as a metaphysical symbol for our position in the natural world and a suggested existence beyond it.
Macias is a painter, illustrator, builder, art director and visual problem solver. After 15 years of living and working in New York, New York, he now lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has exhibited his work in New York; Aarhus, Denmark; Miami, Florida; Provincetown, Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia. Macias’ commercial work has included clients like Warner Brothers, Sony Music, Macy’s and Dr. Martens Footwear, among others.
“All at Once in Every Place” is curated by Ben Tollefson, assistant curator of SCAD exhibitions.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The artist talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.
For more information about the artist: abelmaciasstudio.com