Art Department Spotlights Scarborough

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Department of Art will open “Chris Scarborough: Photographs and Drawings” on Thursday, September 17, and run through October 12 in the Bruce Bobick Gallery.

A closing reception and artist talk is scheduled Monday, October 12, at 4 p.m. in room 203 in the Humanities Building.  The event and exhibit are free and the community is invited to attend.

Chris Scarborough is a young artist who grew up in the southern region of the United States.  Like many of his generation, an obsession with Star Wars and Japanese anime made a lasting impression on Scarborough and left him fascinated with people, technology, and questioning our preconceived notions of what we consider ideal to our species.

In his art, Scarborough reconstructs and distorts his subjects’ faces and bodies as an exploration of the cultural concepts and impositions of cuteness, beauty and perfection.

Working in both photography and drawing, Scarborough brings a painter’s eye to his meticulously detailed images of people who have been altered to have facial and body proportions similar to those found in Japanese anime cartoons and Manga, a term used outside of Japan to refer specifically to print cartoons and comics originally published in Japan, but now found throughout the world.

The Bobick Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, call 678-839-6521 or visit www.westga.edu/~artdept/.