FALL 2019-2020 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series
Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund:
Curator Lecture: Leslie Moody Castro
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106, Devasthali Hall
Thursday, October 9, 6:00PM
Please join the NMSU Department of Art for a curator lecture with Leslie Moody Castro as part of the 2019-2020 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.
Leslie Moody Castro is an independent curator and writer living and working in both Mexico and Texas. She has organized and collaborated on exhibitions at Artpace San Antonio, for the Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio, Texas State University, CentralTrak Dallas, and CoLab Projects. She is committed to creating moments of artistic exchange and dialog and as such recently cofounded Unlisted Projects, an artist residency program in Austin, Texas.
Artist Lecture: Justin Groth
Devasthali Hall, Rm 122 (Ceramics Studio)
Friday, October 18, 12:00PM
Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Justin Groth as part of the 2019-2020 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.
Professor Justin Groth teaches Ceramics and Sculpture at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. His studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art led him to an increased interests in ceramic sculpture as a means to interpret and relay a complex overlap of design and experience while exploring the necessity of making and designing objects for people to think about and interact with.
Artist Lecture: Jessica Jackson Hutchins
HSS Auditorium Rm. 101
Thursday, November 7, 6:00PM
Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Jessica Jackson Hutchins as part of the 2019-2020 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins (b. 1971) lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Hutchins’s expressive and intuitive studio practice produces dynamic sculptural installations, collages, paintings, and large-scale ceramics, all hybrid juxtapositions of the handmade. As evidence of the artist’s dialogue with items in her studio, these works are a means by which the artist explores the intimacy of the mutual existence between art and life. Her transformations of everyday household objects, from furniture to clothing, are infused with human emotion and rawness, and also show a playfulness of material and language that is both subtle and ambitious. Based upon a willingly unmediated discourse between artist, artwork and viewer, Hutchins’s works ultimately serve to refigure an intimate engagement with materiality and form.
All VAS events are free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.
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