Department of Art Lecture Series
October 17, 2018, 5:10 – 6:00 pm McDonough Museum Auditorium
An interdisciplinary and project-based artist, I work in sculpture, installation, participatory events, and print. The projects use repetitive handcraft and mimicry as a strategy for exploring the issues around the unseen labor and production that lies behind our many unconsidered everyday objects. Paper is the most recurrent element in these projects. Conceptually, I chose this material because in it’s
The near invisibleness of my laborious projects, the utter lack of utility in either function or value, the absence of color, and the small, softly placed interventions are all a provocation to think about how much time and energy is invested in things we cannot, or choose not to see. A small object, a gesture, or a voice from the margins can reclaim a space, be a catalyst of thought, or at the very least, provide a bit of wonder and magic.
October 24, 2018, 5:10 – 6:00 pm McDonough Museum Auditorium
Diana Cooper is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for her hybrid works combining drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Her early works on paper and canvas were based on doodling, while later work became more three-dimensional and incorporated sculptural elements in large-scale works and installations that evoked images of systems and technology. In recent years, she has explored the potential of digital photography for capturing abstraction in the lived environment. Cooper has exhibited her work widely in the U.S., Europe, and China, and was the subject of a ten-year retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland in 2007. She is a former Rome Prize Fellow and has received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Anonymous was a Woman, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Marie Sharpe Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Artist, Institute for Electronic Arts, and other organizations.
November 14, 2018, 5:10 – 6:00 pm McDonough Museum Auditorium
Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American
January 24, 2019, 5:10 – 6:00 pm McDonough Museum Auditorium
A native of the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio, Jennifer Vanderpool is a Los
Angeles based new genre artist who works across mediums to reveal relationships between physical landscapes and the unseen forces that shape them, knitting together narratives about forgotten institutions, people, and communities. Her 2017 exhibitions included Super Natural, which first opened in 2014 at the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia, and in 2017 was exhibited at Nepravilnyi Prikus, Simferopol. She exhibited Flores Para El Trueque initially with Mercadito & Mentidero, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2013 and in 2017 with No Lugar – Arte Contemporáneo and La Huerta y La Maquina, Quito, Ecuador. Vanderpool's video work was included in the 2017 Festival M.A.R.S. | Music & Art ReSound, Los Angeles. She also exhibited a video installation as part of Twenty/20 Film Series at Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles.
Vanderpool has spoken about her practice at Universiteit van Amsterdam; OVERGADEN: Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá. She has been awarded exhibition funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America grant, National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works grant as well as artist awards from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Kunstrådet: Danish Arts Council, and Kulturrådet: Swedish Arts Council. In May 2018 her exhibition Garment Girl opens at Heritage Space in Hà Nộ, Vietnam.
Dr. Gloria J. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Education at
Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a
February 27, 2019, 5:10 – 6:00 pm McDonough Museum Auditorium
Murray Robertson studied at Glasgow School of Art and continues to live and work in Glasgow. Whilst maintaining an interest in traditional fine art and printmaking through many years of association with Glasgow Print Studio it is the research, development
Robertson’s work is underpinned by inquiries into aspects of nature and the environment that lie at the core of many of our current concerns and scientific paradigms. Exploring and contrasting the significances of cultural perceptions and misconceptions, Robertson
Imagery develops from a process of experience, documentation, and interpretation, employing a wide variety of techniques from traditional drawing and painting to 3D computer modeling. Diagrammatic representations and their related iconography
April 3, 2019, 5:10 – 6:00 pm McDonough Museum Auditorium
Teri Frame earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from The Pennsylvania State University. Although she was trained as a ceramist, performance, video, photography, and printmaking have entered her practice and she continues to move among these genres.
FUNDED BY CLASSROOM ENHANCEMENT
Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (Shoplifter)
Susan Snodgrass (co-sponsored with Beecher Art + Technology Lecture Series)
Barry Anderson (Beecher Art + Technology Lecture Series) Jason Martin/Power Animal Systems (Beecher Art + Technology Lecture Series)
Ali Momeni (Beecher Art + Technology Lecture Series)
Jodi Morrison (Beecher Art + Technology Lecture Series)
Caroline Savery (Beecher Art + Technology Lecture Series)