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Visual Studies Speaker Series – 2010 Schedule

September 3, 2010  by: Dom

Visual Studies Speakers Series, Fall 2010
Mondays at 6:30p.m.
Center for the Arts (CFA) Screening Room #112
UB North Campus

September 13
Jonathan D. Katz, a scholar of postwar art and culture from the vantage point of sexuality, is an Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, and Director of its new Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, as well Honorary Research Faculty at the University of Manchester, UK. Known as an activist academic, Katz was the founding director of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University and founding chair of the very first Department of Lesbian and Gay Studies in the United States, at City College of San Francisco. Katz has curated a groundbreaking exhibition that will open in October 2010 at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery entitled Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.

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September 20
David Ellis’ work interprets music and sound. His paintings are often recorded in a form of digital time-lapse animation. Ellis stages events when exhibiting his motion paintings, inviting musicians, performers, and sound artists to interpret the work live. He works directly on the walls of spaces that remain open to the public during installation and shares the making of the work with viewers. Ellis further explores sound with kinetic installations that produce analogue sequences in rhythm. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as at P.S. 1/MoMA, NY; ICA Philadelphia; The Mori Museum, Tokyo; Urbis Museum, Manchester England.  www.davidellis.org

September 27
Lorraine O’Grady is an artist and critic whose installations, performances, and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity, and black female subjectivity. The New York Times in 2006 called her “one of the most interesting American conceptual artists around.” Born in 1934, O’Grady came to art late, not making her first works until 1980. After majoring in economics and literature, she had several careers: as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. government, a successful literary and commercial translator, even a rock critic. Her works have been exhibited at numerous major museums including the Whitney Museum and MoMA in New York.www.lorraineogrady.com

October 4
Since 1997 Martin Venezky has been the mastermind behind San Francisco-based Appetite Engineers, a small, intense and internationally recognized design firm. Appetite Engineers works with such clients as the Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Reebok, and publishers such as Harry Abrams and Simon & Schuster. Martin was also art director of the late, great Speak, a magazine of popular culture, literature, music and art. He teaches in the graduate design program at California College of the in San Francisco. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. www.appetiteengineers.com

October 11
Pat Oleszko, a multi-disciplined Artist of Some Repute, makes a spectacle of herself—and doesn’t mind if you laugh. Utilizing elaborate costume and props, she creates performances, films, installations and spatial events often with the cast-off thousands and usually in trying circumstances. She has worked from the popular art forms of the street, party, parade and burlesque house, to the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, from Sesame Street Magazine to Ms, Playboy and Artforum. A much decorated artist, she has been amply awarded for her perverse efforts including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim, a DAAD (Berlin) with 4 NEA grants amidst many others.www.patoleszko.com

October 18
Carrie Moyer is a Brooklyn-based painter and writer. Her work has been exhibited and reviewed both nationally and internationally. She is also one half of Dyke Action Machine!, a public art project she founded with photographer Sue Schaffner in 1991. Moyer is a regular contributor to Art in AmericaModern Painters, and the Brooklyn Rail, among others. In 2009, she was recognized with both a Joan Mitchell Award and an Anonymous Was a Woman Grant. In 2010, Moyer was resident faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is Assistant Professor of Painting at the  Rhode Island School of Design.www.carriemoyer.com

October 25
Dianne Bos is fascinated by the history of photography, the science of light and how different devices change our perception of time and space. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981. Many of these exhibitions also feature handmade cameras, walk-in light installations, and sound pieces. These tools and devices formulate and extend her investigations of journeying, time, and the science of light. Bos was born in Hamilton, Ontario and currently divides her time between the foothills of the Rockies and the Pyrénées.www.diannebos.com

November 1
Jennifer Karady is a photographer of large-scale staged portraiture whose methodology and process represent a highly determined, detail-oriented approach that is akin to creating a film. Karady works with real people to dramatize their stories through metaphorical, narrative, and allegorical techniques. The 2010 winner of The Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers, Karsdy’s recent exhibition, In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan at SF Camerawork, San Francisco, was reviewed in the New York Times. Her editorial assignments have been published in The New York Times MagazineGQNew York MagazineNewsweekDiscover, SeventeenMademoiselleDetailsTimeOutWomen’s HealthBusinessWeek. www.Jenniferkarady.com

November 8
David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to include video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, including: the Venice Biennale and the Biennale di Firenze in Italy; Ars Electronica, Austria; Kwangju Biennale, Korea; and Whitney Museum, New York. www.homepage.mac.com/davidrokeby/home.html

November 15
Daniel Heyman is an artist and printmaker whose recent project focuses on making images about the war in Iraq, specifically the abuse and torture of innocent Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and other prisons. For this work, Heyman traveled to Jordan and Turkey where he has talked face to face with over 25 former detainees, painting their portraits and taking down their own versions of what happened to them at the hands of the American captors. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and his prints can be found in the collections of the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library amongst others.www.danielheyman.com

November 22
Lawrence Brose is a Buffalo based experimental film artist who has created over thirty films since 1983. His films have been shown at international film festivals, museums, art galleries, and cinematheques in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Brose’s most recent film, De Profundis, has been greeted with critical acclaim and has been screened at more than eighty venues and festivals worldwide since its release. De Pofundis is an experimental film based on Oscar Wilde’s prison letter with an original score for the film by the American composer Frederic Rzewski. Additionally, he is an arts curator and administrator and held the position of Executive Director of CEPA Gallery.www.lawrencebrose.com

November 29
Adrian Blackwell is an artist and urban architectural designer, whose work focuses on the spaces and forces of uneven development produced through processes of Postfordist urbanization. Since 1996 his art projects have altered existing spaces to encourage common uses. Blackwell’s projects have been exhibited across Canada at artist- run centers and public institutions including  The Hamilton Art Gallery, The Power Plant and the Mackenzie Ar t Gallery, at the University of Michigan and the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. He teaches architecture and urban design at the University of Toronto and initiated the school’s China Global Architecture program. www.daniels.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/projects/filter/290

December 6
Hanneline Røgeberg lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Oslo, Norway. Her paintings explore the paradoxes of representation and language. She has had survey shows at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Henie-Onstad Kunst Senter, Oslo, and in group shows at the MIT List Center, the Whitney Museum and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has received numerous grants including an NEA, Guggenheim Fellowship and an Anonymous Was A Woman grant. She is an associate professor of art at Rutgers University and she was a visiting artist at Skowhegan in 2009.www.hannelinerogeberg.com

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