Tuesday, April 7, 6:30-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
ARTSpeak, a collaboration of the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, presents a panel discussion on the theme of Outside Traditions. The theme explores how artists function in an increasingly diverse and digitally informed world, where the global dynamic and conversations about traditional and non-traditional art and materials have changed significantly even within the last decade. The panelists are artists Brad Kahlhamer, Laura Luloff, and Amber Hawk Swanson; the moderator is Mari Dumett, History of Art.
Brad Kahlhamer works with a range of media, from sculpture and painting to performance and music, to explore what he refers to as the “third place”—a meeting point of two opposing personal histories. He was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2006 and his work is in the Museum of Modern Art. Born in Tucson, Kahlhamer lives in New York City.
Lauren Luloff is a Brooklyn-based artist known for her elegant syntheses of painting and assemblage that bring together a diverse range of influences and materials. She received her MFA in painting from Bard College and has exhibited at Marlborough Chelsea in New York, among many other galleries.
Amber Hawk Swanson is a video and performance artist living and working in New York City. Her work explores issues of gender and sexuality at the shifting boundaries between the animate and inanimate. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her work has recently been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Denny Gallery in New York City, and Momenta Art in Brooklyn.
ARTSpeak events are made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts. For more information, contact Chad Laird, 74657.