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