ARTSpeak Panel Discussion: The Obstacle Race

On Monday April 18th from 6:30 -8:30 pm, FIT History of Art Professor Mari Dumett, will moderate a panel discusion including the artists Katherine Bradford, Maureen Connor, Julia Sinelnikova, Don Voisine. The discussion will take place in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre of the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York City.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Panelists:

Katherine Bradford is a figurative painter living and working in New York, whose latest show was at Canada NYC on the Lower East Side.  A recent review by John Yau described her work as having taken “the unlikely genre of marine painting and transformed it into a densely packed, metaphorical realm.”

Maureen Connor is a visual artist whose work combines elements of installation, video, design, human resources and social justice.  Since 2000 she has been developing Personnel, a series of interventions concerned with the art institution as a workplace.  She is also known internationally for her work from the ’80s and ’90s, which focused on gender and its modes of representation.

Julia Sinelnikova is an FIT alumni, whose work has included sculpture and performances.  Since graduating she has been in group and solo exhibitions, been the recipient of awards and residencies, and managed a gallery.

Don Voisine has long worked with a reductive vocabulary of hard-edged, geometric abstraction painted in oil on wood.  For years he has explored the compositional possibilities of overlapping geometric forms.

ARTSpeak 2014-2015, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures and events on the theme, The Obstacle Race. The theme explores the difficulties artists face in today’s urban economic environment and the means of overcoming them.

There is also an ARTSpeak exhibition in the FIT Library: Perfect False, an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors, curated and with texts written by Art History and Museum Professions majors. The exhibition is from April 8 – May 6.

These events have been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.ARTSpeakPanel-16m12

ARTSpeak Lecturer: Joyce Kosloff

Artist Joyce Kozloff will lecture about her work on Tuesday March 8, 2016  2:30 – 3:30 pm in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York City.

Joyce Kozloff was one of the original members of the Pattern and Decoration movement and an early artist in the 1970s feminist art movements; she was also a founding member of the Heresies Collective.  Beginning in 1973, wishing to break down the Western hierarchy between “high art” and decoration, Kozloff created large paintings that referenced worldwide patterns and juxtaposed ornamental designs over a large field.  Since the 1990s, she has used cartography and maps as a structure for her longtime passions: history, geography, popular arts, and culture.  Kozloff’s awards include NEA grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Her art is in numerous museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, MoMA, the Jewish Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art.  She is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York.

Other ARTSpeak events this academic year include student visits to artist studios, a panel discussion, and an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors curated by and with texts by AHMP majors in the FIT Library.

This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.

This event is open to the FIT community and public.

Detail: If I Were a Botanist  Gaza.

Detail: If I Were a Botanist Gaza.