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Alexandre Arrechea flouts “Rules of Play” at ACA Gallery of SCAD

There’s a basketball game going on in ACA Gallery of SCAD. But all you see of the match in Alexandre Arrechea’s video installation “Sweat” are the shots on the nets and backboards, projected onto two facing video screens.

Leave it to Arrechea to make a game with no people and no court action: breaking the “Rules of Play,” to quote the title of the show, is this Cuban artist’s métier.

Arrechea’s carefully crafted sculptures and deft drawings embody the illogical logic of a Rene Magritte painting by way of conceptual artist Mel Chin. The Cuban artist’s approach, imagery and thematic concerns are most clearly rooted, however, in his beginnings with the three-man artist collective Los Carpinteros.  Click for a complete review.

SCAD senior curator Melissa Messina will talk about the artist at 6 p.m. Thursday.

 

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