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Spring 2014

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Christina West, Artist Talk
Langdale Hall, Troy Moore Library, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Christina West is a recipient of the Welch Faculty Development Fellowship and will present recent work, including her newest installation, Misfits. West holds an M.F.A .from Alfred University and a B.F.A. from Siena Heights University.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Steve Locke, Artist Talk
Langdale Hall, Troy Moore Library, 3 - 4:30 p.m
Steve Locke makes work that uses the tools of painting, specifically its ability to direct the gaze, to make visible and readable the unwritten codes of masculinity, whiteness, pleasure and desire. He has had exhibitions at The Boston Center For the Arts, The Artists Foundation, and Samson in Boston; The Danforth Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts; Aramona Studios in New York and Gallery Peopeo in Beijing, China. He has had exhibitions and solo projects at VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland, and at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. He has been awarded grants from the LEF Foundation and the Art Matters Foundation, and he is a finalist for the William H. Johnson Prize. Locke is represented by Samson in Boston. He is Associate Professor of Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Patrick Feaster, Artist Talk
Langdale Hall, Troy Moore Library, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
A two-time Grammy nominee and co-founder of the First Sounds Initiative, Patrick Feaster has been actively involved in locating, making audible and contextualizing many of the world’s oldest sound recordings. His recent book/CD publication, Pictures of Sound: One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980, problematizes the boundaries between historical audio playback and sound art, and between sound media and visual media, challenging ingrained assumptions about what “historical audio” is. He received his doctorate in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University Bloomington, where he is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Communication and Culture and a member of the Media Preservation Initiative.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dianna Cohen, Artist Talk
100 Auburn, Auditorium, 11:30 - 1 p.m
Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator Dianna Cohen is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags. She is Creative Advocacy Director and co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment. Since graduating from UCLA, Cohen has shown work in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in the USA, Europe, Australia and Africa. Cohen will present her artwork and activism in this public lecture and work with student groups on campus with the Plastic Free GSU campus initiative.

Lucas Blalock, Artist Talk 

Lucas Blalock plays with the conventions of photography by exploring its limits and inherent contradictions.  He examines not only the photograph's subject but also the internal formation of its making.  Lucas Blalock holds an M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from Bard College.  Blalock has had recent solo exhibitions at Ramiken Crucible (NYC), White Cube (London), and Peder Lund (Oslo), as well as taking part in many group exhibitions including shows at MoMA PS1, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, CRAC Alcase, Wallspace and Marian Goodman Gallery.  Blalock's work has been featured in The New Yorker, Mousse, Aperture, Frieze, Art In America and Art 21.