Saturday, November 30, 2013

R & R

Trying to catch up on some r & r after long quarter, but I can't sit too long. There is work to do! Plans for new installations in the works!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Grace is only an illusion here

To be honest, I barely made it through this quarter. It was full of wonderful things and difficult obstacles. Yet I survived.

I had my first solo exhibition this quarter through De Soto Row's Fellowship Exhibition program.

I am the President of Local Color, a painting club at SCAD. We hosted a collaborative show with the Sculpture Forum, Omnibus. Live music and over 40 works of art! Local Color volunteered at the SCAD Museum of Art for Family Day as well as Ex Libris for their Faculty and Student Appreciation Day. Local Color also collaborated with the Drawing Club to bring David Kassan to Savannah!

I am an officer in the Sculpture Forum. I had a giant pumpkin land on me and smash into a thousand pieces, covered in pumpkin guts and wet paint we still managed to crank out Cinderella's carriage for a commission for Disney on Ice. We also had the pleasure of a studio visit with local sculptor and gallery owner, Jerome Meadows.

I landed one of the best jobs in the world! A work study program as a Shop Monitor in the Sculpture Building. I also have the pleasure of representing the School of Fine Arts for the United Student Forum.

My time here at SCAD has been productive and definitely not easy. Only six months till graduation, we can do it! Here is some work from this quarter:

Aerial White, Mixed Media on Canvas, 50"x30", 2013

Aerial Black, Mixed Media on Canvas, 50"x30", 2013

Figure 1, 30"x30", Ink on Canvas, 2013

Aerial Study 5, Mixed Media on Paper, 2013

Aerial View I

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kassan Paining Demo

Local Color: Painting Club and It's All on Paper: Drawing Club was pleased to welcome David Kassan to Savannah this week! He performed two 3 hour demonstrations, one in painting and one in drawing. Here are some images of the portrait painting demo!
Thank you everyone who came to the workshop to see and learn from David and to support Local Color!
"Ultimately, there is a truth and timelessness to Kassan’s work because it is so deeply human. His subjects are distilled in an exact moment in time, patiently contemplating their present. We share in this present-moment appreciation, this slowing down of time, and see life for what it is."
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There is Nothing and Nowhere to Hide

The world wants to make it easy for us to run and hide under the sheets, its easy to give up. It is too easy for people to make choices that aspire to shut down other's visions, missions and passions. However it is also as simple as making the choice to let them, to let them walk all over you and talk behind your back but it is just easy to make the choice to stand up and to make yourself heard. You have support, your friends and others who believe in the same vision, you're not the only one that sees it.

It is easy to make the choice to do what you were meant to do, to bring the good to those who are willing to learn, thrive and to grow with you. They can cut off the water source but there will always be rain. So what I am trying to say is this, stand up, do what you have to do and never listen to those who say you can't do it. Their words makes you want to do one of two things: A. Give up, B. Do it even better and make them watch.

Be strong, and two more things: There is nothing and nowhere to hide. Making things is never a waste of time.

All the best,
Sami Lee

Is it always greener on the other side?

Here is a quick studio update everyone! 

David Kassan

Local Color: Painting Club and Drawing Club bring you David Kassan, a NYC based artist who is coming down just for you! Take a break from finals this FRIDAY at 2:00 pm at Anderson Hall (Room 201) for a two hour portrait painting demonstration! 

Wow! I am stoked! This is amazing, we are so lucky to have him come down just for the SCAD Painting Club. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Let us all be optimistic

Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candor.
Tom Hanks 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Omnibus looking back

Wow folks, 

It has been quite a quarter so far and it still isn't over!! This past weekend Local Color: SCAD Painting Club and Sculpture Forum hosted an exhibition of works all across the board. It was an incredible collaboration. 

Designed by Ji Young Kim

Thank you to Todd Schroeder and Jerome Meadows for being our guest jurors for the show, we were honored to have you! 

Congratulations to Ann Haley for winning the "Best of Show" for Painting!

Ann Haley

Congratulations to Kristen Crouch for winning the "Best of Show" for Sculpture! 

Kristen Crouch, "Epiphany"

Our runner-ups each receive an "Honorable Mention" for their works as well! 
Mirielle Jefferson- "Photoshopped 1, 2 and 3"
Mitch Biggio- "Untitled 2"
Tyler Giordano 

Also a big thank you to both BB Wolf and to the Rivals for performing at our opening! 

The Rivals

Thank you Special Effects and Visual Effects Artist Eddie Holecko for demonstrating some of your movie magic!

Eddie Holecko

One more, Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! Especially to Mizuki Katakura, Tyler Giordano, Mirielle Jefferson, Jordan Acosta, Ann Haley, Mitchel Biggio and Ben Kramer.