SCAD announces programming for Art Central Hong Kong 2018 with installation by Monica Cook and Lavar Munroe and gallery presentation by SCAD Art Sales

Munroe to deliver artist talk in partnership with Art Central and Asia Society

SCAD alumni artwork available for sale through international art consultancy SCAD Art Sales

HONG KONG, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will exhibit artwork by internationally recognized SCAD alumni artists Monica Cook (B.F.A., painting, 1996) and Lavar Munroe (B.F.A., illustration, 2007), and showcase the university's full-service art consultancy, SCAD Art Sales, at this year's Art Central Hong Kong in booth F20.

SCAD Alumni Monica Cook and Lavar Munroe with their works on the SCAD Booth, F20, at Art Central 2018. Image Courtesy of SCAD
SCAD Alumni Monica Cook and Lavar Munroe with their works on the SCAD Booth, F20, at Art Central 2018. Image Courtesy of SCAD

Cook and Munroe both explore aspects of the uncanny in their works, shifting their practice between painting and sculpture, both formally and conceptually.

Monica Cook is known for her enduring practice exploring intimacy and reverence for the broken, the exposed and the vulnerable. Describing herself as a scavenger, her work is comprised of found objects that are reconfigured and made into surprising and uneasy compositions. The artist creates narrative works that border on the grotesque while eliciting pathos and empathy.

Lavar Munroe's painting practice incorporates elements of assemblage and collage, with composite pieces stitched and glued into a larger whole. Anthropomorphic figures that vacillate between the playful and macabre are the central motifs of his large-scale canvases. Often incorporating found and discarded materials, Munroe creates rich, painterly works that foreground his interest in history, anthropology and sociology.

Munroe will also participate in a talk, "Myths and Histories in Contemporary Practices" on Saturday, 31 March, 2018, 4-5 p.m., alongside other artists, presented by Art Central TALKS X Asia Society.

This is the fourth consecutive year SCAD Hong Kong will join Art Central as a supporting partner, with representatives from SCAD Hong Kong conducting daily tours of the art fair. The event is open to the public with the purchase of an Art Central ticket. For more tour information, visit the Art Central website or email careers-hk@scad.edu.

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About SCAD Art Sales

SCAD's booth at Art Central Hong Kong will showcase the design services of SCAD Art Sales. As a full-service art consultancy and online gallery platform featuring nearly 300 artists, SCAD Art Sales offers its distinctive design and curatorial services to a global clientele of collectors, businesses and organizations. SCAD Art Sales focuses on intellectually driven work from a permanent collection of over 11,000 individual works of art curated from the university's network of 45,000 artists and designers.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 75 disciplines across its locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. With more than 37,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of nearly 14,000, comes from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of nearly 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience.

In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the top university in the United States and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a study of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.

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