ARTalks

ARTalks is a lecture series sponsored by the School of Art that brings prominent artists or scholars to campus.  All ARTalks and gallery events are free and the public is warmly welcomed.

Upcoming Art Talks


     

ARTalk: Michael Fox

Subjectivity in a Data-Driven Culture

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When: October 18, 6-8:00pm

Where: Fine Arts Center, Room 204

A reception for the artist will follow in the West Wing Gallery of the Fine Arts Center.

Using data-driven technology development as a platform, Subjectivity in a Data-Driven Culture explores how art can provide a context for subjective realities in a culture where apathy augments a singular ontology. In this situation, what is the responsibility of the artist? 

Michael Fox is a Los Angeles-based artist researching the use of natural aesthetics to inform subjective conclusions. He graduated with a BFA in Digital Arts from BGSU in 2013 and a MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. Working directly with innovators from research organizations such as Northwestern University’s Cognitive Science Department, The Chin Lab at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University’s Medical Robotics team, he explores how evolving technology can be utilized to alter space and produce objects that invoke questions about social change. Michael is also this year’s New Music & Art Festival visiting artist.

Sponsored by the BGSU Galleries and the College of Arts & Sciences.

This lecture is part of the “Milestones: Celebrating 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSU” Fall 2017 visiting alumni lecture series. For details: http://www.bgsu.edu/artalumni


     

ARTalk: Lacie Garnes (BFA 2001)

Feminist Landscapes

When: October 23, 6-8:00pm

Where: Fine Arts Center, Room 204

 

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Lacie Garnes is an artist engaged in traditional and experimental image-making processes and works primarily with lens-based photography and video. After graduating with a BFA in Computer Art and Photography from BGSU in 2001, she went on to earn a MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. She has held academic appointments in Chicago and New York City, most recently as Assistant Professor of Imaging and Technology at Parsons School of Design. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

In this ARTalk, Lacie will be presenting her research and artwork grounded in the theoretical discourse surrounding the landscape, environmentalism, feminist theory, identity politics and queer visuality - all of which inform her interdisciplinary studio practice. She is currently invested in the long-term site-specific project “Imperial Valley.” This work is informed by the vast and rich history of documentary photography along with the current environmental and socio-economic concerns that plague the region. 

Sponsored by the Digital Arts Division and the College of Arts & Sciences.

This lecture is part of the “Milestones: Celebrating 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSU” Fall 2017 visiting alumni lecture series. For details: http://www.bgsu.edu/artalumni


     

ARTalk: Steven Rank (BFA 1993 Graphic Design)

 

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When: October 30, 6-8:00pm

Where: Fine Arts Center, Room 204


     

ARTalk: Andrew Hughes (BFA 2005 Digital Arts)

You've Graduated With A BFA! Now What?

When: November 20, 6-8:00pm

Where: Fine Arts Center, Room 204

 

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For more information contact:
Jacqui Nathan, Director of Fine Art Galleries
galleries@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8525