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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the SCAD Museum of Art organized an exhibition that opened last week in Miami, curated by Laurie Ann Farrell. Entitled, “i feel ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin,” the show is an exploration of fashion, painting, and film that includes work by André 3000 Benjamin (aka André 3000 of Outkast fame), and SCAD alums Greg Brunkalla, and Jimmy O’Neal.
Benjamin’s contribution is a series of 47 jumpsuits emblazoned with short, digital-age-infused phrases like “i feel ya,” “God. Or God?” and “fruit snack addict.” This is the first time the suits, which were originally made as costumes for Outkast’s 2014 worldwide tour, will be shown all together. They are displayed alongside Brunkalla’s film Trumpets, which was inspired by the phrases and ideas on Benjamin’s suits, and a group of O’Neal’s abstract paintings. Together, the works combine to create an investigation of language and communication in our fast-paced digital world.
The show opened last Wednesday at Mana Miami, and will run through Sunday, December 14. After it leaves Miami, it will travel to the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia to be shown during the summer of 2015.