Eisenman’s exhibitions have taken the shape of installations of paintings, drawings, collages, assemblages, found objects and murals. These pieces are lampoons of autobiographical situations where real life mixes with pop culture, then turns to fantasy. She is represented by Leo Koenig Gallery in New York.
For more information go to http://www.leokoenig.com/artist/view/443
This lecture has been made possible through the generous support
of Martin and Laurie Cox
Breuer, a German born artist who now lives in Upstate New York is a recent Guggenheim fellowship recipient. He teaches at Bard College and makes â€œphotographicâ€ images without using a camera. Exhibiting widely throughout the United States and Europeâ€¨, Breuer is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in New York.
for more information go to http://www.vonlintel.com/links/Breuer-index.html
This lecture is in conjunction with Marco Breuer: Principles of Extraction, an exhibition at the Pollock Gallery October 27 through December 6, 2008.
Hope Ginsburg received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art (1996) and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007). She is currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited her work at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, SculptureCenter, Socrates Sculpture Park, and at Kunst-Werke in Berlin.
Lyle Ashton Harris, often the subject of his own Polaroid photographs, explores aspects of his own life through the characters that he portrays. His work blurs the line between masculinity and femininity and questions social stereotypes of race and sexuality. Exhibiting widely throughout the United States and Europeâ€¨, he is represented by CRG Gallery in New York.
For more information go to http://www.crggallery.com/artists/lyle-ashton-harris/
Julie Ault: Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 PM, Meadows Museum, SMU
John Byrd, Chris Gustin, and Ayumi Horie, February 20, all day in Doolin Gallery; evening lecture in Meadows Museum, TBA
Roger Tibbetts: Thursday, March 6, 6:30 PM, Meadows Museum, SMU
Jill Magid: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 PM, Meadows Museum, SMU
Michael Smith: Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 PM, Meadows Museum, SMU
See the following posts for descriptions of each visiting artist.
Websites for visiting artists in ceramics: John Byrd, Chris Gustin, and Ayumi Horie
Julie Ault (In conjunction with Collecting and Collectivity Exhibition)
February 14, Meadows Museum, 6:30
Julie Ault is an artist who frequently assumes a curatorial role as a form of practice, individually and collaboratively organizing exhibitions, multiform projects and publications. Her work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics. She is the co-author of Critical Condition: Selected Texts in Dialogue, (2003) with Martin Beck and the editor of Alternative Art New York 1965â€“1985 (University of Minnesota Press and The Drawing Center, New York, 2002), an in-depth history of New York’s alternative art scene. Ault co-founded Group Material, a New York-based artists collaborative that produced over fifty exhibitions and public projects exploring relationships between politics and aesthetics between 1979 and 1996. She has collaborated with Martin Beck to create projects including Social Landscape at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2004, and the exhibition Outdoor Systems, Indoor Distribution at the NGBK, Berlin, 2000. She has taught at Ecole SupÃ©rieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva, UCLA, the Rhode Island School of Design, CalArts, and the Cooper Union. Ault’s visit is co-sponsored by a Meadows Foundation grant for her participation in the Collecting and Collectivity Symposium being held in conjunction with the College Art Association national conference in Dallas.
Roger Tibbetts, CSII Symmetry, etching and aquatint printed in white ink on black Hanji chine collÃ©, 2006
Roger Tibbetts, Thursday, March 6, Meadows Museum, 6:30 PM
Roger Tibbetts is an artist working In sculpture and painting to explore patterns of shape. He is a professor of Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and has exhibited at the Bernard Toale Gallery In Boston, the Ruggiero Gallery in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Rose Museum at Brandeis University. He has received two NEA Individual Artist Grants, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and a Guggenheim Foundation Grant. He received his Diploma in Art from Wolverhampton College of Art and his Higher Diploma in Art from the Chelsea School of Art, both in England before relocating to the U.S., where he earned his MFA at the Yale University School of Art.
Michael Smith and Joshua White, Quin Quag, 2001, video stillÂ
Michael Smith, April 9, Meadows Museum, 6:30 PM
Michael Smith has made some 30 years of videos, installation environments, and other performance-related materials detailing the adventures of his alter ego “Mike,” a sweet but hapless Everyman character created by Smith, and his hilariously awkward and ineffectual search for a piece of the American Dream. Smith received his B.A. from The Colorado College and attended The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York City and has taught at numerous art schools and universities including University of California at Los Angeles, California Institute of the Arts, Cranbrook, Art Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, The Royal Danish Academy, Pratt Institute, and Yale University. He has exhibited extensively around the US, Canada and Europe at a variety of venues from museums and galleries to nightclubs and television. His works are in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Museum of Radio and Television in New York City. Since 1997 he has collaborated with Joshua White on several large-scale installations that were shown at The New Museum and the Christine Burgin Gallery in New York City, The Vienna Kunsthalle, Art Metropole in Toronto, the Hales Galley in London and at the Basel Art Fair. In addition to his collaborative work with Joshua White, Smith has had recent solo exhibitions at Dunn and Brown Contemporary in Dallas, Galleria Emi Fontana in Milan and at Ellen de Bruijn Projects in Amsterdam and was recently selected for the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Incident Retreived. DVD, Edited CCTV. 7 min.
Jill Magid: Wednesday, March 19th, 6:30 pm, Meadows Museum
“To seek intimate relationships with impersonal structures” is how Jill Magid describes her own artistic intentions. In recent years Magid has worked with secret services, CCTV, police and forensic identification experts to further penetrate these systems of control. For her project System Azure, Magid developed her own company System Azure Security Ornamentation and elaborately decorated the security cameras at the Amsterdam Headquarters of Police. Auto Portrait Pending is a work in the guise of a contract stipulating that the artist’s remains be turned into a diamond when she dies. Magid received her MFA at Cornell University, her MS in Visual Studies at MIT and was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and at Eyebeam in New York. Her solo shows include those at Sparwasser HQ in Berlin, the Centre d’Art Santa MÃ²nica in Barcelona, and Gagosian Gallery in New York. She teaches sculpture at Cooper Union and has upcoming shows at Artists Space in New York, Momenta Art in Brooklyn, and Stroom with the Dutch Ministry of Interior in Hague, Netherlands. Jill Magid’s visit is sponsored by SAA, the Student Art Association.
Kim Davenport: Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 PM, Meadows Museum, SMU
Sabrina Gschwandtner: Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 PM Meadows Museum, SMU
Frank Porcu: Monday, October 22, 9 AM & 12PM, Doolin Gallery , SMU
Hanneline Rogeberg: Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM, Meadows Museum, SMU
Â See the following posts for descriptions of each visiting artist.