Glass Department announces Fall lecture series

All lectures are in DC 212 on Wednesdays at 1:15 pm

Michael Oatman November 10

Michael got his BFA from RISD in 1986 and his MFA from Alfred University in 1992. Exhibitions include ‘You are here’ at Cambridge Arts Council Gallery, MA, ‘Becoming Animal’, Mass MoCA and War and Peace, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY. Currently showing at Mass MoCA, ‘All Utopias Fell’, a long-term installation that will be open seasonally. Michael lives and works in Troy, New York.

Sina Najafi (from Cabinet Magazine) November 17

Sina Najafi is the editor-in-chief of New York-based Cabinet Magazine. Najafi has also curated a number of art-related exhibitions, including “Philosophical Toys,” “Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates,” and “The Paper Sculpture Show.”

Mark Dion December 1

Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1961. He received a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate (2003) from the University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. He has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001). He has had major exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); and Tate Gallery, London (1999). “Neukom Vivarium” (2006), a permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum. Dion lives and works in Pennsylvania.

Bradley Pitts December 8th

Bradley studied Aeronautics and Astronautics at BS and MS level at MIT.  Solo exhibitions include Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam and PRC in the Netherlands.  Recent residencies include the Rijksakaemie and M4 Gastatelier in Amsterdam.

Bradley’s work employs the infrastructure of technological rationalism (concepts, tools, methods, and apparatus) in order to explore personal, intuitive realities. Technology is not used/developed within the traditional framework of man as Creator, but man as “experiencer”: a subjective being, a soul.  Bradley currently lives and works in New York.

Bradley Pitts, Glass Department, Mark Dion, Michael Oatman, Sina Najafi

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