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LOTS MORE FALL 2012 LISTING OF EXHIBITIONS & ARTIST TALKS COMING SOON
Wednesday, September 5th, 5-6:30 pm in the Briggs Theater (first floor Fine Arts Building) on University of Kentucky campus
What is the relationship between art and capitalism? What role does the art world play in reinforcing neo-liberalist economic policies in the United States? In her talk, Blithe Riley will address how artists are confronting these questions through the Occupy Wall Street movement, where she has been primarily working since October of 2011. Riley will address her experience as part of two main groups, OWS Arts & Labor as well as Occupy Museums. She will also discuss the history of her collaborative art practice, and how the movement has influenced her approach to art making in general.
Blithe Riley is an activist and artist working with video, performance and installation. Her work investigates how labor influences identity and regulates everyday life. Her solo and collaborative projects have been shown in public, private, and common spaces internationally. Some of these include Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and P.S.1 MoMA in New York City, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ and Overgarden Museum in Copenhagen. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Internationally known street artists Hera and Akut – together known as Herakut will be in Lexington from September 11-September 16
. Stop by to see them as they create a large mural at 156 Market Street (just north of the downtown farmers’ market) and a smaller mural on the corner of Sixth and North Limestone (on the building of the old Spalding’s Bakery). Join Herakut for an artist talk and book signing on Wednesday evening, September 12 at the Farish Theater, Downtown Public Library, 7:00 pm. You can also find the event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/462825430424446/
METTLE: UK ART FACULTY EXHIBITION
September 16 – December 23, 2012
Curated by Lisa Dent, this exhibition of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts faculty artists includes Ruth Adams, Sarah Ammerman Van Meter, Garry Bibbs, Roger Boulay, Jeremy Colbert, Rob Dickes, Beth Ettensohn, Gerald Ferstman, Valerie Fuchs, Rae Goodwin, Sharon Lee Hart, Marty Henton, Marty, Hui Chi Lee, Doreen Maloney, Matt Page, Ebony Patterson, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Bobby Scroggins, Robert Shay, Brandon Smith, Hunter Stamps, Dima Strakovsky, Lynn Sweet, George Szekely, Sarah Wylie A. VanMeter, and James Wade.
Image Credit: ARTURO ALONZO SANDOVAL, Circling Back Series # 12, iInterlaced and machine stitching, repurposed UK HealthCare construction wall digital vinyl images, multi-color threads, museum mattes, museum acrylic, and painted wood frames
September 26 / Brooklyn, NY / The Q Show / Theo Edmonds
Some people get blown into bedazzled, hourglass lands. Like Dorothy, they become stuck between two worlds. Neither truly of their own making.
These in between places cultivate the ultimate combination of optimism and fear; of revolution and reverence; of make believe and memory… it is called desire. Desire is Q. Art is Q.
While Theo’s painted and constructed Q work navigates a quasi-biographical narrative, the interplay of live performance and video unfolds ideas beyond the specific and anecdotal limits of his own Q journey. The goal is to encourage a broader dimension of meaning which encompasses the experience of many contemporary outsiders in ways that reach beyond easy labels and convenient classifications.
More info: http://www.residencyunlimited.org/activities/2012/09/ru-exhibition-q-by-theo-edmonds/